The Stash

I can’t believe I forgot to mention which books I got from Book Closeouts. Thank you Claire and Margaret for reminding me. I ordered Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin. Poetry in Motion, a postcard poetry book featuring poems that were used in a New York City program that placed great poems in subway cars and buses. And, the other book was The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama.

We had the perfect weekend for reading, lots of gray skies and rain, and I finished The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It was a delight to read this book. The unraveling of the mystery did surprise me and I think I’ll remember Fermin for a long time. He was my favorite character. Also the book takes place in one of my favorite European cities, Barcelona, so that just added to my enjoyment. Speaking of which, please go visit Christine, she’s got some amazing pictures of Barcelona on her blog.

I am now staring at my stacks and hoping to pick another great read. I’ll let you know what I find. In the meantime here’s a little poem from the postcard book.

By the time you swear you’re his,
Shivering and sighing,
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying —
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying.

Unfortunate Coincidence by Dorothy Parker