21 June 2007
What Are You Reading?
In the process of looking for the last place I left the book I'm reading, it occurred to me that I've got too many going at once, but it does make for an interesting shift in time and space.
Duchess, by Susan Holloway Scott - Historical Fiction about Sarah Churchill and her relationship with Queen Anne, the last of the Tudors
The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt - Look below I already raved about this wonderful book on the burning of La Fenice.
Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert - My "beach book" pure fluff of witches and romantic triangles.
Einstein by Walter Isaacson - Picked to be my "should read" book and turning out to be an absolutely fascinating biography.
The Politics of Life by Craig Crawford. I put up an ad on this site as a favor because I like hanging out on Crawfords List It is turning out to be a must read and pass along to the idealistic who want to know how the world really works - Machiavelli updated for the modern world.
Sovereign by C. J. Sansom - This year's annual King Henry VIII but this time as a Matthew Sharklake mystery ... plots abound
Blowfly - Patricia Cornwell - Mystery by a real life CSI. If you haven't been following her character "Scarpetta", pull up an easy chair and start reading.
Scheduled but not yet started: The annual reread list:
Eight Cousins & Rose In Bloom - Louisa May Alcott - My two favorite childhood books that I've been reading for over a half century - Why miss a year now?
Manhunt by James L. Swanson - This is about to be made into an HBO miniseries, so I'll be brushing up on John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln assassination.
Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough - Teddy Roosevelt done by the master biographer.
Maimonides by Sherwin Nuland - The great Jewish writer but with the perspective of when he lived in a sultan's court living in a Moslem world.
Rumpole by John Mortimer - For anyone who loves a mystery, watched the BBC series, and fallen in love with "She Who Must Be Obeyed!!!"
This whole list subject to instant change given a good recommendation by anyone. So what are you reading?
P. S. Mo reminded me. The last Harry Potter already on order and will be read instantly when it arrives.
Accidentally did a Thursday Thirteen even when I wasn't planning to.