Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday's Weekly Book Recap #33

Here's my recap of books that I'm reading or have acquired this week, which I am sharing on the following blogs:

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Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer / Stacking the Shelves hosted by the team at Tynga's Reviews / Showcase Sunday hosted by Vicky at  Books, Biscuits, and Tea . . .

My Week in Books, August 25-31, 2013
Finished reading . . .
What I'm Reading   I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg

Currently reading . . . 
Aloha, Mozart   Aloha, Mozart by Waimea Williams -- I'm participating in a blog tour for this forthcoming book.  Check back on September 7th for my review.

From This debut novel hits all the right notes--following in the spell-casting footsteps of Ann Patchett's Bel Canto.

Would you risk your life--or your soul--for the sake of art?

Born into an impoverished Hawaiian family in the 1960s, Maile Manoa's quest for a life in music lures her to the high-stakes world of European opera. In Salzburg, Austria she attracts the attentions of powerful men and falls in love . . . with a troubled young musician, with the city, and the intrigue that surrounds her.

When Werner von Wehlen, the famous conductor at the center of Salzburg's glamorous music festival, offers her a leading role, she is forced to confront the Nazi heart of the classical music scene and von Wehlen's treacherous past. On the evening of her brilliant premiere, with Soviet tanks threatening to invade the city, Maile must choose between recognition on the world stage . . . or leaving the city with her life, and her conscience, intact.

Also reading . . .
 What I'm Reading      The Sandcastle Girls    
The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio and The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

Gift received . . .
Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford: Book Cover   Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

Borrowed from the library . . .
  May Day (Murder-by-Month Series #1)   May Day by Jess Lourey

ARC from Viking Penguin . . .
  Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma: A Novel   Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma by Kerry Hudson

Ebooks downloaded . . .
Midwife's Here!: The Enchanting True Story of Britain's Longest Serving MidwifeProduct Details   
Nook: The Midwife's Here! by Linda Fairley; Kindle: Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriage by Jennifer Richardson

From Net Galley . . .
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead (Agatha Raisin Series #24) by M. C. Beaton: Book Cover   Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton 

Which books did you get this week?
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