Monday, March 2, 2015

Blessed By Books

Hello All,

Notes about books…

--I just received an advance readers’ copy (arc) of Beth Cato’s CLOCKWORK CROWN—I’m very excited about this book, as I really enjoyed the first book in this duology, THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER.

--CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain (arc)—I’m excited about this one too. The setting is the same as PBS Mystery “Heat of the Sun”, which I loved.

--Received at the library an arc Beverly Jenkins’s FOR YOUR LOVE. This book is part of her Blessings series, and I love both the series and the author!

--I am SO GEEKED (pun intended) about Ernest Cline’s new book ARMADA, being published this summer. It’s a continuation of READY PLAYER ONE.

--THIN AIR (arc) by Ann Cleeves has finally got me moving through her Shetland series—I’m currently reading the second in the series, WHITE NIGHTS.

--Looking forward to checking out Jane Casey, thanks to an arc of THE KILL, and also recommended to me a while ago by Aunt Agatha’s newsletter.

--Other soon-to-be-read arcs include DEAD TO ME by Mary McCoy, SMALL MERCIES by Eddie Joyce, THE BOOKSELLER by Cynthia Swanson, A DANGEROUS PLACE by Jacqueline Winspear, NIGHT LIFE by David C. Taylor, DOWN DON’T BOTHER ME by Jason Miller and UNFORGETTABLE by Scott Simon.

--More books stacked on my living room floor; I’m reading through Cora Harrison’s Burren series and David Handler’s Berger and Mitry series. To catch me up with some of the arcs I've received, I've got THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP by Alex Grecian, THE BURNING by Jane Casey and MURDER AT HONEYCHURCH HALL by Hannah Dennison ready to go.

With all of the lovely books listed above, I hope I can also keep up with my comic book/graphic novel reading, my beginnings as crafter (mostly coloring and minor journaling at this point), and movie/tv watching with Mike.

Not only am I blessed with all of the above books available to me as arcs or library books, I am also blessed with a boyfriend who is a reader. I am a very, very happy woman.

Happy Reading!

PS I was looking over my books in preparation for Early Word Galley Chat, 
held monthly on Twitter, to talk with fellow librarians about your favorite (and not-so-favorite) recent galleys (aka advance reader copies). It's held the first Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m, Eastern, the next one is March 3. You’re welcome to join us at 3:30 for a “pre-Chat” —  virtual cocktails will be served. Hash tag, #ewgc."
BTW, my Twitter handle is @bkwmn1992