Saturday, August 20, 2016

Booksie's Shelves, August 20, 2016

Things have changed at our house.  Our children were born far apart; the eldest in his senior year in high school when the youngest was born.  I barely remember taking our first child to college; it almost seems like we drove past the University of North Carolina and opened the door and pushed him out.  We were consumed with a three month old.  This past week we took our younger child to the University of South Carolina.  There were so many events in this process and everything was extremely well organized.  Now, after thirty-six years of daily supervision of a child, the house is empty and I have only myself to please.  Both children are readers and I'm happy they share this love of mine.  This week has been a revelation of what this next stage in my life will be, or at least until my husband retires.  That will be another life milestone of change.  Here's what's come through the door since I last wrote:

1.  House Of The Rising Sun, James Lee Burke, mystery, sent by Curled Up With A Good Book
2.  Wonder Women, Sam Maggs, nonfiction, sent by publisher
3.  News Of The World, Paulette Jiles, historical fiction, sent for book tour
4.  Mercury, Margot Livesey, literary fiction, sent by publisher
5.  California's Deadliest Women, David Kulczyk, nonfiction, sent by publisher
6.  Catalyst Moon, Lauren Garcia, fantasy, sent by publisher
7.  Eleven Days, Lea Carpenter, literary fiction, purchased
8.  Dear Thief, Samantha Harvey, literary fiction, purchased
9.  Everyone Loves You Back, Louie Cronin, literary fiction, sent by publisher
10.  The Shadow Of The Crescent Moon, Fatima Bhutto, literary fiction, purchased
11.  Clear To Lift, Anne Wilson, thriller, sent by publisher
12,  Drawing Dead, Andrew Vachss, mystery, sent by Curled Up With A Good Book
13.  Peacekeeping, Mischa Berlinski, literary fiction, sent by Curled Up With A Good Book
14.  The Dollhouse, Fiona Davis, mystery, sent by publisher
15.  In A Strange City, Laura Lippman, mystery, sent by publisher
16.  Rogue Lawyer, John Grishman, mystery, from bring one-take one shelf at gym
17.  The Fisherman, Chigozie Obioma, literary fiction, purchased
18.  The Table Of Less Valued Knights, Marie Phillips, literary fiction, purchased
19.  The Illuminations, Andrew O'Hagan, literary fiction, purchased
20.  Home Field, Hannah Gersen, mystery, sent by publisher
21.  The Tourist, Robert Dickinson, thriller, sent by publisher

Here's what I'm reading:

1.  The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner, Kindle Fire
2.  The Man In The Monster, Martha Elliot, Kindle
3.  The Lore Of The Evermen, James Maxwell, audio
4.  Under The Harrow
, Flynn Barry, paperback
5.  The Bird Eater, Ania Ahlborn, audio
The Storm-Runners, T. Jefferson Parker, hardback
7.  Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet, H.P. Wood, Kindle Fire

Happy Reading!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful list! This is a true treasure.

Unknown said...

Times do change -at least we have our books!
Keep happy!