Saturday – 2/14/09
This weekend my hubby went to the library without me. He picked up my reserves for me!! What a guy……
From Last Weeks Library Loot – I finished, The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry – which I really enjoyed. (4.5/5)
From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In Barry’s captivating debut, Towner Whitney, a dazed young woman descended from a long line of mind readers and fortune tellers, has survived numerous traumas and returned to her hometown of Salem, Mass., to recover. Any tranquility in her life is short-lived when her beloved great-aunt Eva drowns under circumstances suggesting foul play. Towner’s suspicions are taken with a grain of salt given her history of hallucinatory visions and self-harm. The mystery enmeshes local cop John Rafferty, who had left the pressures of big city police work for a quieter life in Salem and now finds himself falling for the enigmatic Towner as he mourns Eva and delves into the history of the eccentric Whitney clan. Barry excels at capturing the feel of smalltown life, and balances action with close looks at the characters’ inner worlds. Her pacing and use of different perspectives show tremendous skill and will keep readers captivated all the way through.
This Weeks Library Loot – 2/14/09
1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary AnnShaffer and Anne Barrows
2. Mercy Among Children – David Adams Richards
3. Barefoot – Elin Hilderbrand – **I have started this on and am enjoying it so far!
It sure is nice to be reading again after a bit of a slump in my desire to read. To get inspired and see what others are reading, stop by the weekly Library Loot Event hosted by Eva at The Striped Armchair.
The Shack – William P. Young – (4.5/5)
Moloka’i – Alan Brennert – (4.5/5)
Lace Reader – Brunonia Barry – (4.5/5)
Have really been reading some good book lately.
Barefoot – Elin Hilderbrand
Firefly Lane – Kristin Hannah