sunday-salon-2It’s my birthday today, so of course that means presents, and presents mean books!

Main things to note before we get to the really good stuff is that I finished my second book of the year, The Three-Body Problem, an excellent (and award winning) piece of sci-fi translated from the Chinese. If you like lots of science in your science fiction then this is one for you.

It was so good that one of the three books I bought myself this week was the sequel:

And now to the pressies!

  • The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin – “as inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as PG Wodehouse”
  • God’s Traitors by Jessie Childs – terror and faith in Elizabethan England
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson – “Berlin 1933, William Dodd is America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany and is about to witness a turning point in history”
  • Numero Zero by Umberto Eco – “fuelled by conspiracy theories, Mafiosi, love, corruption, and murder”
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness – “not everyone has to be the chosen one”
  • Mr Gaunt by John Langan – and other uneasy encounters

So feeling very pleased with myself as you can imagine and hoping to do quite a lot of reading this week 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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