Monday, January 18, 2010

Many Books About Which to Write

(I tried to write it: "Many books to write about", truly I did, but I just couldn't!)

I have neglected this blog long enough. I have a list of wonderful books I've read over the past year, and I'm going to try to start on that list this month. Real life gets in the way of blogging sometimes, but that is really no excuse. It doesn't take long to write a quick post about a book.

Here are some of the books I've enjoyed over the past few months:

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley -- WONDERFUL, award-winning novel. If you haven't read it, do so, and if you get the chance to listen to it on audio, do so. Jayne Entwistle does a marvelous job narrating.

Before the Season Ends and The House in Grovesnor Square by Linore Rose Burkard. These were both really wonderful historical novels, nice, clean, relaxing feel-good reads, and I need to write about them because she has a new one out (third in the series) this month!

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Echo, A Person of Interest by Susan Choi, The Amber Room, The Romanov Prophecy, and The Third Secret by Steve Berry, and all of the "Cotton Malone" books by Steve Berry, beginning with The Templar Legacy (the other five I have yet to read). These are all older books that I really should have already read; I REALLY don't know how I missed reading The Name of the Rose.

A few more that I read and want to write about are: What Hath God Wrought by Daniel Walker Howell, My Dearest Friend: Letters of John and Abigail Adams, and Country Cooking from Central France.

Quite an ambitious list, eh?