So what’s been keeping me busy this weekend (well, aside from bookbinding?), lots of books.
I’m almost done with The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett and it’s a good thing as I have a book group meeting on Tuesday. I’ve been really surprised by this book not so much with the threat of violence that seems to be always there but with some of the descriptive passages. Take this one for example – I mean, you really get a feeling for what Sam Spade is like don’t you?
“Samuel Spade’s jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth. His nostrils curved back to make another, smaller, v. His yellow-gray eyes were horizontal. Thee v motif was picked up again by thickish brows rising outward from twin creases above a hooked nose, and his pale brown hair grew down – from high flat temples – in a point on his forehead. He looked rather pleasantly like a blond satan.”
The other book I’ll probably finish tonight is The Glimmer Palace by Beatrice Colin. It’s been a fascinating glimpse into Germany’s film history. Another thing I’ve really enjoyed about this book is that while it seems most books I’ve read with a German setting take place sometime around WWII this one opened at the turn of the century.
My other read is Who by Fire by Diana Spelcher. This is the story of a family broken up by the kidnapping of one of the children. There are three main characters and I love reading about two of them, but one is making me want to shake her because of her crazy actions. I promise I’ll explain more later when I do my review. It is a good read though and in case you want to know more about the book, make sure to tune in to Book Club Girl’s upcoming interview with the author – Nov. 20th.
And, since I’m almost done with two of my current reads you know what that means, I want to start some new books. We’ll see what I find in the stacks tonight.
Oh but before I forget, you guys have heard about the Second Annual Book Blogger Swap right? You’ve still got a bit of time left so check out the post and sign up!
Hope everyone had a great weekend and I’m off to do some reading.