Sunday, February 1, 2015

Weekly Book Recap #96

Another wintry weather week.  A "blizzard" came and went.  Luckily for me, NYC only had about 12 inches of fallen snow, whereas other parts of New York State and further north fared much worse.  Our schools and libraries were closed on Tuesday, which made for a nice unexpected break.  There's another snowstorm to watch out for tonight, which will keep things interesting.

I went to a book club meeting on Friday night to discuss The Paying Guests by Sarah WatersThere was a lively discussion, with the consensus being that the book was enjoyable given its 1920s London setting and the class and gender issues of the time.  Participants felt the book was about 100-125 pages too long because of overly lengthy details, and many thought the ending wasn't particularly satisfying.   All things considered, however, this novel is a solid book club choice.

Other than that, I've spent lots of time indoors, reading and viewing  (I'm 3/4 of the way through House of Cards season two).   Looking forward to the Super Bowl half-time show and Downton Abbey tonight.

This week's posts:
Tuesday:  First Chapter & Teaser
Wednesday:   Waiting on . . .
Friday:  Friday 56 & Book Beginning

The latest book recap, which is being shared on these blogs:
 Showcase Sunday banner
2a        Week of January 25-31, 2015

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 . . .
The Girl on the Train  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, a twisty un-put-downable debut.  Won't say more so as not to spoil the story for those who are planning to read it.

Trust No One   Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz, a compelling story that once again demonstrates Krentz's mastery in the romantic suspense genre.
The Strange Library   The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami, a short, highly imaginative story peopled by odd characters.

Reading now . . .
 Meet Your Baker   Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander 

Downloaded . . .
Senator   Senator by Richard Bowker 
Received from Viking Adult . . .
The Poser   The Poser by Jacob Rubin

Borrowed from the library . . . so many holds came in . . .
The Weight of BloodThe DistanceThe Last Kashmiri Rose: Introducing Detective Joe Sandilands  
 Murder at the Book Group (Hazel Rose Mysteries)The Winter PeopleThe Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History 
                Some Tame GazelleA Room with a View
The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh, The Distance by Helen Giltrow, The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly, Murder at the Book Group by Maggie King, The Yellow-lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee, Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym, and A Room with a View by E.M. Forster 

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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