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Thursday, February 28, 2013

'Einstein's Dreams'

"Einstein's Dreams"  by Alan Lightman

Very, very different.  Poetic.  Unique.  Called a novel, but seems more a collection of vignettes.  It's a small book, really...  ,-)  I mean the size is 4 1/2" by 6 1/4".  For me, this smaller size, makes the book more fun to read...

I copy a review by Macon Kennedy;

"Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman is one of the most unique book concepts I have come across in my reading. Plotless yet riveting. Sporadic yet poetic. Complex yet elegant. Caught off guard by the unusual concept idea it took several vignettes before I began to understand the fascinating nature of the book. It takes and extraordinary intellect to be able to gaze into the mind of Einstein as he imagines possible concepts of time...."

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Spook Country"

"Spook Country"  by William Gibson

This book is set in the same contemporary world as "Pattern Recognition"...  But where "Pattern Recognition" kept one's eye focused on the character of "Casey" (pronounced 'Case')  :-)...  "Spook Country's" plot consists of the interwoven plot arcs of 3 different Characters.  Which was  not as easily followed, by me.  

What can I say?  I really liked "Casey" in "Pattern Recognition"...  If you weren't that hung-up on one of the author's characters, it may well be to your liking.

If you aren't familiar with Gibson's writing, I'd really suggest reading "Pattern Recognition" first.   Whereas, if you are a Gibson fan, you wonder why I don't mention "Neuromancer"?!?!?  Simple...  I'm not into sci-fi.  ,-)

“Secrets...are the very root of cool.”  a quote from the book...


Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Naughty In Nice"


by Rhys Bowen
Another in the 'Royal Spyness' Mysteries
From a review:
"Rhys Bowen’s latest offering in her Royal Spyness series, Naughty in Nice, is pure fun. The French Riviera in 1933, Coco Chanel, Mrs. Simpson and the Duke of Windsor lurking on the sidelines, handsome scoundrels and clever thieves, gorgeous gowns and too much champagne, not to mention a dark, handsome lover and a clever if somewhat naïve young Lady Georgiana (cousin to Queen Mary) out to solve all the puzzles even if it puts her life in danger."

Another fun-and-froth book!

There are 2 more in the Series, and my ^&(*&^%$$^ Library System doesn't have them.  Grrrrrr.....


But, Rhys Bowen has written other Series.  Think I will try her first 'Constable Evan Mysteries'...  About a young police constable, has traded city life for that of Llanfair - an idyllic Welsh village.  "Village life".  That's sounds promising...  :-)

Friday, February 22, 2013

"The Tipping Point"

"The Tipping Point"  by Malcolm Gladwell

For me, an enjoyable non-fiction book, for a change.  Interesting possibilities.   We think we are totally "sailing our own little ship"...  But this book points out, how extremely influenced we are...  Unless we are living off the grid.

I now want to read his "Blink."  (Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking)

It's been too long, since I found non-fiction books, to interest me.  Long ago, that's all I read...  Non Fiction...  Whatever topic interested me, I'd jump into and read all I could on it.  'Till another idea or topic, grabbed my attention.  And I'd be off, reading all I could find, on it.  :-)  

And it worked quite well, for quite awhile.  Don't remember when I veered off, into Fiction. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

"Royal Flush" by Rhys Bowen

"Royal Flush" by Rhys Bowen...  

Another of the "Her Royal Spyness" series...

 From a review:

"Set in 1932, Bowen's winning third Royal Spyness whodunit to feature Lady Georgiana, a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and 34th in line to the English throne ..., will please fans of romantic, humorous historicals."

Light and fun read!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

"Pattern Recognition"

"Pattern Recognition"   by William Gibson

Read this book, a few years ago.  Have remembered snippets from the plot.  Decided to read it again.   Glad I did because I enjoyed it more, this time around.  

I'm very intrigued by the heroine...  Casey ("CASE") Pollard...  And her minimalistic ways...   Wish he had continued writing, with this character...

Btw, this is not one of Gibson's futuristic novels.  It is set in the present...  Post 9/11 world.

Since I'm not really "into futuristic", I've not read any of that kind of his books.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A continuing 'Lucia' book...

"Lucia Triumphant"  by Tom Holt   based on the characters created by E.F. Benson.......

"In·Tom Holt's second continuation of E. F. Benson's classic Mapp and Lucia novels, Tilling is hurled into fierce social warfare as Lucia contends with Elizabeth's latest ruse — a game of Monopoly — to win over the hearts and minds of the town's populace. Is Lucia haunted by ghosts? Will she triumph in the face of a royal visit? Is Mapp of noble blood — or of criminal heritage? “The period is caught with remarkable skill. Equally well captured is the spirit of Benson's six Lucia novels.”"  From a review on Good Reads...

My thoughts...  If like me, you read all of E.F. Benson's "Lucia" books, and still hungered for MORE, than this book by Tom Holt, will be great fun.


You are not familiar with 'Lucia' at all?!?!?  Oh sigh...  Oh my....   How sad, sad, sad.  Please get thee a copy of "Make Way For Lucia" by E.F. Benson.   It contains all the 'Lucia' novels "...in one solid volume of "unflagging delight."- New York Times Book Review"


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February 6...

"Women Who Run with the Wolves"   by  Clarissa Pinkola Estés

I did enjoy this book, even though it was long.   But have to admit, that toward the end, I was feeling very fatigued.  :-)   A few.....   No.....   A lot less pages, would have been happily accepted.


Books read in January 2013

  • 'The Raven Boys' - M. Stiefvater
  • 'Seraphina' - R. Hartman
  • 'The Twelve Clues Of Christmas' - R. Bowen
  • 'The Scorpio Races' - Maggie Stiefvater
  • 'The Power of Now' - Eckhart Tolle
  • 'The Last Dragonslayer' - Jasper Fforde
  • 'The Lace Reader' - Brunonia Barry
  • 'Royal Blood' - Rhys Bowen


A page, on which to list the books I read, in 2013.