Sunday, December 7, 2014

Weekly Book Recap #89

Hello everyone . . . I'm only now catching up on all things books after being away for a week at Thanksgiving.  I spent a lovely time in Dublin, which included a visit with family, a birthday celebration, and a traditional (American, not Irish) holiday meal.

The calendar says December and all around me are seasonal decorations and events, and people who seem much more prepared for the holidays than I am.  I went to my first holiday dinner on Friday night--an annual meet-up with some former co-workers from a library I used to work at.  It's always fun to see these folks for the latest updates and to reminisce about our shared experiences.   There are lots more gatherings in the coming weeks, and while I'm looking forward to them, I'm a little concerned about finding the time to shop and decorate in between.  I somehow always manage to get everything done, but never without a little bit of stress.  Oh wait--I just remembered my secret coping strategy--a glass of egg nog almost every evening, usually sipped while reading a good book . . . after all, 'tis the season . . .

And now for my book recap . . .

First, the past week's posts:
Tuesday:  First Chapter & Teaser
Wednesday:  Waiting on . . .
Friday:  The Friday 56 & Book Beginning
Saturday: Review/Giveaway: Murder the Tey Way

Now for the rest of my time in books, which is 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 . . .
   Lost and Found   
Lost & Found by Brooke Davis:  My Thoughts 
Murder the Tey Way by Marilyn Levinson:  My Thoughts
   The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry   
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin:  My Thoughts 
   Florence Gordon  
Florence Gordon by Brian Morton:  My Thoughts

Reading now . . . 
 Evil Librarian   Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
 The Sisterhood   The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan 

Purchased in Dublin . . .
Going Back The Woman Who Stole My LifeInto the Night SkyA History of Loneliness
Going Back by Rachael English,  The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes, Into the Night Sky by Caroline Finnerty, and A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

Downloaded . . .
               You Had Me at Merlot  What Happens At Christmas (Millworth Manor, #1)The Sisterhood 
                   Strong Spirits (a Daisy Gumm Majesty Mystery, Book 1)The Girl In Between (The Girl In Between Series Book 1)Autumn in Carthage 
                                                     London Falling
You Had Me at Merlot by Marley Gibson, What Happens at Christmas by Victoria Alexander, The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan, Strong Spirits by Alice Duncan, The Girl In Between by Laekan Zea Kemp, Autumn in Carthage by Christopher Zenos, London Falling by Emma Carr

Borowed from the library . . .
                   CompulsionA New York Christmas (Christmas Stories, #12)The Paris Winter 
                                      Want You Dead (Roy Grace, #10)Blackbird (Blackbird, #1)   
Compulsion by Martina Boone, A New York Christmas by Anne Perry, The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson, Want You Dead by Peter James, and Blackbird by Anna Carey

Reading next . . .
A Spool of Blue Thread   A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
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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