For a while there I was only reading one book at a time but I’m back to jumping between settings and characters. Here’s an update on some of my current reads.
You guys were not kidding when you said The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot was excellent. I finished that on the weekend and am amazed at how one woman helped science so much and yet her family suffered by not knowing what was happening. A review of this one to come.
Aside from my Virago book that I mentioned in my previous post, I’m about half way through The Summer Book by Tove Jansson for the upcoming Slaves of Golconda discussion. It is filled with wonderful descriptions of the scenery of the island.
I’m still reading The Lies That Bind by Kate Carlisle and as I haven’t had the chance to do much bookbinding lately this mystery is helping me feel like I’m in the studio, unraveling thread, choosing paper and wiping glue off on my jeans (yes, I have a wonderful apron but it typically decorates the entrance to my studio).
Finally, I’m reading a book I wasn’t sure I even wanted to read but it’s for a book group, Pronto by Elmore Leonard. Oddly enough even though I don’t really like this type of book (mafia, hit guys, and bookies) I feel like I’m flying through this book. So I guess that is something.
What about you? What good books are you into this week?