Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekly Book Recap #78

This has been a good book week.  I finished three books, went to two book club meetings, and participated in a blog tour.  Also unpacked the ARCs I got at the Simon & Schuster Fall 2014 Book Preview, including a signed advance copy of The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, the event's guest speaker.   Ms. Diamant spoke about her inspiration for the novel, as well as her research and writing process.  She also shared the news that The Red Tent, one of her previous bestselling novels, is being adapted into a television movie that will air on Lifetime a day or two before Scribner's December 9th release of The Boston Girl.
Other highlights of the preview:
  • A look at the new novels and nonfiction books being released by S & S and their Scribner, Atria, Howard, Touchstone, and Gallery divisions later this year and in early 2015.
  • The creation of Keywords Press, a new imprint resulting from a partnership between Atria Publishing Group and United Talent Association, which will feature books from YouTube stars with sizeable numbers of subscribers and video views.
As you can see below, I've added some great new books to my reading shelves.  Hope you see something you like amongst my newest additions.
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Finished reading . . .
The Whip    Murder Strikes a Pose (A Downward Dog Mystery #1)    She's Leaving Home 
The Whip by Karen Kondazian, Murder Strikes A Pose by Tracy Weber, and She's Leaving Home by William Shaw

Currently reading . . .
The Signature of All Things     The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

From Simon & Schuster Fall 2014 Preview . . .
The Boston Girl: A Novel The First Bad Man The Heart Has Its Reasons: A Novel
 The Undertaker's Daughter Etta and Otto and Russell and James Ruth's Journey: The Story of Mammy from Gone with the Wind
                  The Power of the Heart: Finding Your True Purpose in Life   Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York
First row: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, The First Bad Man by Miranda July, The Heart Has Its Reasons by Maria Duenas Second rowThe Undertaker's Daughter: A Memoir by Kate Mayfield, Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper, Ruth's Journey: The Story of Mammy From Gone With The Wind by Donald McCraig Third rowThe Power of the Heart by Baptist De Pape; Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on their Unshakeable Love for New York by Sari Botton (editor)

Purchases and downloads . . .
Well Read, Then Dead  The Pursuit of Lucy Banning (Avenue of Dreams, #1)  Pride and Prejudice 
Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran, The Pursuit of Lucy Banning by Olivia Newport, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Borrowed from the library . . .
                       Those Who Wish Me Dead   My Salinger Year 
                       The Vanishing Thief (Victorian Bookshop Mystery, #1)   Secrets of the Lighthouse: A Novel
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta, My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff,
The Vanishing Thief by Kate Parker, and Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore

Reading next . . .
 Five Days Left    Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer

What did you read this week?  
. . . What did you add to your shelves or wish list?  
. . . . . . What are you reading next?

Enjoy life with books . . .


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