Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday's Weekly Book Recap #49

We're enjoying a much-needed respite from winter at the moment.  After temperatures in the single digits with wind chills below zero earlier this week, the weekend is downright balmy.  Despite the fact that it's been raining cats and dogs, the current temperature of 58 degrees is delightful.  Finally, some days without layer upon layer of clothing.

Lots of books have been coming my way since the start of the new year.  Here are the latest, which I am sharing on the following blogs:

Showcase Sunday banner  
 Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer  
Showcase Sunday hosted by Vicky at  Books, Biscuits, and Tea
Finished reading . . .
What I'm Reading   The Book of Eve by Constance Beresford-Howe
Set in Montreal, this novel is an interesting reflection on an older woman's life and marriage after she abruptly leaves her husband and home. 
I was rooting for Eva Carroll, the novel's protagonist, hoping she would finally create the life she wanted. As I read on, however, I found myself baffled by some of her choices. The story is a poignant reminder that life and relationships are complex and messy, and that even when one gets what she wants--or what she thinks she wants--it is no guarantee of happiness. 
Currently reading . . .
 The Master   The Master, Colm Toibin's fictional account of writer Henry James's life in Europe, which I borrowed from the library.
From Picador Books and The New Yorker Book Talk . . .
The Exiles Return: A Novel    The Exiles Return by Elisabeth de Waal
Ebooks downloaded . . .
             Leave No Stone Unturned (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 1)Tales of the City (Tales of the City Series #1)War Brides  
NookLeave No Stone Unturned by Jeanne Glidewell; Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. KindleWar Brides by Helen Bryan

Which books did you get this week?

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