Saturday, September 6, 2014

Weekly Book Recap #81

September is off to a fast pace, with summery hot, humid weather making a most unwelcome appearance after an unseasonably cool July and August, and busy times at work.  We've had more 90 degree days this week than we had all summer long.  And, although the fall semester began during the last week of August, students didn't get serious about finding their books and starting their research assignments until this week, after the Labor Day holiday.  Both campuses where I work were teeming with textbook seekers and computer users.

I didn't have much time to read this week -- just one book for a blog tour.  Friday night I attended a book club meeting where The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert was discussed.  Feelings about the book were split pretty much 50/50 between those who really liked it and those who didn't.  Everyone did agree that it was a good book club choice with interesting characters and lots of points for discussion.  I've got a few more pages left to read, but can say I'm in the "liked it" camp.

Read on for my week in books, which is also being shared on these blogs:
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 Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer  
Showcase Sunday hosted by Vicky at  Books, Biscuits, and Tea
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey 

Finished reading . . .
Clam Wake: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery    Clam Wake by Mary Daheim -- My Review

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

Borrowed from the library . . .
Where or When    Where or When by Anita Shreve 

and . . . for an upcoming trip . . .
Fodor's Paris 2014    Fodor's London 2014

Purchased and downloaded . . .
The French Gardener The Dead Virgins (The India Sommers Mysteries, #1)Apex Predator Thriller Series Collection
The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore, The Dead Virgins by K.M.Ashman, and Apex Predator Thriller Series Collection by Carolyn McCray

and . . . for an upcoming trip . . .
Drive & Learn French: A Language Course for People on the Go

Reading next . . .
Fodor's Paris and London travel guides and a TBD novel or two (it's going to be a long plane ride).

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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