The Bookcrossing.com readathon for late November-early December is done, but I am sorry to say I didn't manage the full twenty-four hours of reading time. I only managed about sixteen hours during the past week. Too much work and shopping time derailed my efforts, I'm sad to say. However, on the positive side, I finished at least one book and started another.
I finished Mark Winegardner's The Godfather Returns yesterday evening. Winegardner picked up the story of the Corleone family from where Mario Puzo left off in his novel and screenplays. Using Puzo's characters and creating a few of his own, Winegardner fills in many of the details that are neglected in the movies. In other words, he tells the tale of how and why Fredo betrayed Michael and the family. He expands the knowledge of other crime families, and sketches in the details of the lives of Sonny's children. All in all, a fine read. I will be bookcrossing this book in the near future so that another reader can find, read, and, hopefully, journal and release once again. I started Tess Gerritsen's The Keepsake as of today.
Changing topics here, but following the blog theme of the week, "Good gift reads", Drinian Press, along with some other presses, will be at The Lit in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend for their annual ArtCraft Open House. Being held at The Lit at 2570 Superior Avenue, Suite 203, Cleveland, Ohio from 10:00am to 6:00pm both Saturday and Sunday, books and other literary gifts will be available for sale. It's a great place to find books as well as other artistic gifts. Approximately six floors of artists and vendors will be there to show off and sell far from run-of-the-mill gifts. Hope to see you there!
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