Friday, October 21, 2016

Booksie's Shelves, October 21, 2016

According to the calendar, fall is here, but someone apparently forgot to get the word to the weather gods.  It's been very warm, up in the upper eighties most days here.  North Carolina was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew and the eastern part of the state was hit with massive flooding.  I spent yesterday chasing fall color in the mountains and went to Grandfather Mountain for the first time.  I got enough color to satisfy my soul for a while until the color makes its way here to the Piedmont Triad in a few weeks.  I've made several trips to Columbia for hurricane cancellations and fall break for USC, so I've been listening to more audiobooks.  I also attended a great event, Bibliofeast in Charlotte where ten authors talked about their books to a fascinated crowd of readers.  Here's what's come through my door lately:

1.  Shadows Of Men, M. Lee Holmes, fantasy, sent by author
2.  Silent Source, James Marshall Smith, mystery, sent by author
3.  Paris Nights, Cliff Simon, memoir, sent for book tour
4.  The Librarians And The Lost Lamp, Greg Cox, fantasy, sent by publisher
5.  8th Street Power & Light, Eric Shonkwiler, post-apocalyptic, sent by publisher
6.  Joe Peas, Sam Newsome, literary fiction, sent by publisher
7.  One Good Mama Bone, Bren McClain, literary fiction, sent by publisher
8.  Fidelity, Jan Fedarcyk, thriller, sent by publisher
9.  I'll Take You There, Wally Lamb, literary fiction, sent for book tour
10.  Vanity Fair's Writers On Writers, edited by Graydon Carter, anthology, sent by publisher
11.  The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks, literary fiction, sent by publisher

Here's what I'm reading:

1.  All That Man Is, David Szalay, paperback
2.  Dissident Gardens, Jonathan Lethem,  Kindle
Mr. Splitfoot, Smantha Hunt,  Kindle Fire

4.  H Is For Hawk, Helen McDonald, paperback
5.  Confession Of A Serial Killer, Katherine Ramsland, Kindle Fire
6.  The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner, Kindle Fire
7.  Wilde Lake, Laura Lippmann, Kindle Fire
8.  Cold Moon, Alexandra Sokoloff, paperback
9.  Blood Defense, Marcia Clark, audio
10.  The Wangs vs. The World, Jade Chang, Kindle Fire

Happy Reading!

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