A quick book update here of what's on the list for this week's reading. I am nearly finished with Les Roberts' Snake Oil, a Saxon mystery. Roberts has two main detectives, Saxon and Milan Jacovich (this time I think I spelled it correctly). Saxon is investigating the murder of Peter D'Anjou, a man with an oil background. Haven't quite figured it out and probably won't completely, but still a decent read.
I have my book group in two weeks and I have yet to crack open the book for the month. It's Catherine Ryan Hyde's Love in the Present Tense. Written by the author of Pay It Forward, it's a story of an unlikely pairing of a 5 year old child and his neighbor when the mother fails to return at the end of the day.
I also have received two new books. One is by a local press, Bottom Dog Press, and is a novel by Jeff Vande Zande called Landscape with Fragmented Figures. From the cover it sounds as if it a novel of the lives of two brothers living in Detroit--probably a "sleeper"* read. I also have Joseph Allen's The Phoenix Firestorm. It looks to be a fantasy novel. I'll be reading that once I finish with Hyde's novel.
I am also releasing Maeve Binchy's Nights of Rain and Stars today as a "wild release". I read it several years ago, enjoyed it, and now hope another reader will find it, read it, and journal it, too. While searching for another book on the bookshelf I noticed it and decided it needed another reader. Hence, another bookcrossing book to be released as I go to work.
Speaking of which, I gotta get to work!
* sleeper read--as in a sleeper movie, a good movie that's not necessarily hotly promoted when released at the box office, but everyone should see and generally loves; the same thing would be true of a sleeper read
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