Well, the temperatures hit 105 or 106 degrees Fahrenheit here in New York on Friday, depending on which media outlet you believe (although both seem to agree that, factoring in humidity, it felt like 115 degrees). And it wasn't much better Thursday. So I hope you'll forgive me if my rate of posting has slowed somewhat! Between work and the heat, this has been a sluggish end to the week, to put it mildly.
However, I have been adding books to my shelves, both real, borrowed and cyber. My fellow Kindle afficionados may be pleased to learn that there is another big sale underway, with prices on an esoteric array of books slashed to as little as 99 cents or a maximum of $3.99. Needless to say, some of these now reside on my Kindle...
Here's the update:
- Galore by Michael Crumney (Kindle sale)
- Let's Kill Uncle by Rohan O'Grady (library)
- House of the Hanged by Mark Mills (UK purchase)
- The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas (UK purchase)
- The Vault by Ruth Rendell (eGalley from Simon & Schuster)
- The Three-Arched Bridge by Ismail Kadare (Kindle sale)
- On the Road to Babadag by Andrzej Stasiuk (Kindle purchase)
- In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh (Library)
- Who Are We - And Should it Matter in the 21st Century? by Gary Younge (Kindle purchase)
- Balthasar's Odyssey by Amin Maalouf (Kindle sale)
- The Women of the Cousins' War by Philippa Gregory et. al. (eGalley)
- Nairobi Heat by Mukoma wa Ngugi (NetGalley)
- After Midnight by Irmgard Keun (NetGalley)
- Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville (Kindle Sale)
- A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz (Library)
- Murder on Sisters' Row by Victoria Thompson (Library)
- Two Lives by William Trevor (Library)
- Limassol by Yishai Sarid (Library)
- Eros by Helmut Krausser (Library)
- Cooking with Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson (Library)
See you back here when the heat abates a bit!