There was no trip to the bookstore today after all but instead I had the chance to put my house back in order a bit after having had guests the past week. I also see a trip to Ikea in our future to get more shelves for my studio. I have a great idea as to how to set up my one of my work tables so I want to get that set up soon.
Anyway, in bookish news I’m happy to say that I’ve already got one book down for the year. I finished These Dark Things by Jan Merete Weiss last night and found it to be a quick but good mystery. This series is set in Naples and introduces Captain Natalia Monte.
I like that it presented a picture of Italy that is a lot more gritty than the Italy I’m used to reading about. I guess I’ve read too many books of ex-pats enjoying the Tuscan sun or something like that. Ha. The only thing I didn’t care for too much was the ending because it sort of left me feeling not too good about Captain Natalia but I’d definitely be willing to try the second book. I’ll try to get a full review of the book up but no promises.
Then this morning I woke up at 5:00 for some crazy reason and couldn’t go back to sleep so I started a new book, Partitions by Amit Majmudar.
From the book jacket: A stunning first novel, set during the violent 1947 partition of India, about uprooted children and their journeys to safety. As India is rent into two nations, communal violence breaks out on both sides of the new border and streaming hordes of refugees flee from blood and chaos.
Has anyone read this book?
So I think the year is off to a good start with these books.