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The Sunday Salon

It’s been a good week for me in books. I finished two books: The Nun’s Tale, by Candace Robb (medieval mystery, set in 1366 York) and The Shadowy Horses, by Sesanna Kearsley (paranormal novel set in modern-day Scotland but featuring an ancient Roman ghost). Both were enjoyable, and I’ll have reviews of them posted as soon as I can get myself to write them.

We celebrated my mom’s birthday on Wednesday, and the big birthday gift for her form my dad was… a Kindle! I gave her a gift card to go along with it, and she’s already bought The White Tiger to read for her book group. Although I prefer holding an actual book, I have to say that I’m a bit jealous!

I made a trip to the library yesterday, and pick up three books: The Devil’s Queen, by Jeanne Kalogridis (not coming out until Tuesday, but for some reason, the library had their copy ready to go early). I also got The Crusader, by Michael Eisner (a novel about the crusades), and Death Comes as Epiphany, a mystery set in 12th century France, by Sharan Newman.

Currently I’m reading two books: Falls the Shadow, by Sharon Kay Penman, and the Jeanne Kalogridis. I bought the Penman book about five years ago, read 20 pages, but couldn’t get into it. I’m about halfway through now in my second attempt, and enjoying the story of Simon de Montfort. It’s always great to re-discover books that way, don’t you think? As for the Kalogridis novel, it’s interesting, but the narration for Catherine de Medici as a young girl sounds more adult-like than I would have expected. We’ll see if things pick up; I’m only 100 pages in. As for book buys, I pre-ordered Sophie Kinsella's new book, Twenties Girl, which I'm eagerly anticipating.


Booklogged said…
Sounds like a good book week indeed. I haven't read any of the books you mentioned, but they all sounded wonderful.
Lezlie said…
I am dying to get my hands on Kalogridis' book! And I hope you like The Crusader. I read it last year, and thought it was really good.

Kerrie said…
A good reminder for me to look for Candace Robb again
Sounds like you've got your hands on some good historical crime fiction which is a genre I've been reading a bit of myself recently. Must check these titles out.

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