Only finished one book this week, though have started a couple of others. The one I did finish was Blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris which was really compelling as I said in my post last week. I have continued to read and love The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters and have started one of my big re-reads.
New books arriving chez Bride this week are:
- Immortal Queen by Elizabeth Byrd – Mary Queen of Scots in a 1970s style
- Eat Him If You Like by Jean Teule – “A true story. Tuesday 16 August 1870, Alain de Money, makes his way to the village fair. He arrives at two o’clock. Two hours later, the crowd has gone crazy; they have lynched, tortured, burned and eaten him”. A short but apparently powerful story.
- The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule – “Has your life been a failure? Let’s make your death a success”
- Unwritten Secrets by Ronald Frame -“Mariel Baxter, a famous American soprano, has suddenly cancelled all her recitals and flown to Vienna. In the 1980s she came to the city to study the art of lieder singing with the reclusive Ursule Kroll, one of the brightest stars of the Nazi era and a favourite of the Fuhrer himself. The two haven’t communicated since Mariel’s unexpected departure over twenty-five years ago. So why has Mariel come back?”
I have loved Ronald Frame for a very long time and may write a post just about him in the near future. He pops up again because on a long trip back home from Manchester I played about on the Amazon app on my iPhone and downloaded some of his stories for the Kindle app on my iPad (which I don’t talk about very much because although I have quite a few books on there I haven’t actually read any). But this week I’ve bought quite a few, namely:
- One Day by David Nicholls, because I thought it was time that I did
- Carnbeg Picallili, Mysteries of Carnbeg and A Carnbeg Affair by Ronald Frame, beacuse of my liking for Carnbeg as a setting
- Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah, because I read a very good review (but have forgotten where, sorry)
This week I have alot of travelling (Manchester and Glasgow) and some time off so I’m hoping to get a bit of reading done.