Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weekly Book Recap #82

I returned early Thursday morning from a week's visit to Paris and London.  It was nice to return to these cities and tour both new places and familiar haunts.  I also managed to fit in a bookstore visit at each location.

In Paris, I fulfilled my dream of walking the aisles at Shakespeare and Company, the historic English language bookstore on the Left Bank near Notre Dame frequented by many famous writers over the years.  It has a nice mix of new and old books and literary memorabilia. I came away with the tote bag and bookmark pictured below.

In London, I popped into Waterstone's on Oxford Street, across from Selfridge's department store, where I happened upon a display of classic crime novels reissued by The British Library.  I couldn't resist snapping up copies of two novels by Mavis Doriel Hay, which are pictured below.  The books were originally published in the mid-1930s.

                   Death on the Cherwell              Murder Underground
                   Death on the Cherwell               Murder Underground  

There wasn't any time for reading or blogging while I was away, so now I am playing catch up--reconnecting with the blogosphere and reestablishing a (hopefully) manageable reading schedule. 

Read on for the rest of my week in books, which is also being shared on these blogs:
  Showcase Sunday banner2a

 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 . . .
Catch Your Death   Catch Your Death by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards

Borrowed from the library . . .
      California                              Cancel the Wedding: A Novel  
California by Edan Lepucki        Cancel the Wedding by Carolyn Dingman

From Viking Penguin . . .
 Unbecoming: A Novel    Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm

Ebook downloads . . .
Chasing Darkness (A Taut Psychological Thriller)   Chasing Darkness by Danielle Girard
Peter Pan     Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Sense and Sensibility    Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Reading next . . .
California    California by Edan Lepucki

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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