My Dad saves the Books supplement from Saturday’s Globe and Mail every week; I like to read book reviews, hopeful I may be a reviewer one day. This week he also dropped off books he recently finished, including some I lent him:
- Evan’s Gate by Rhys Bowen. I haven’t heard of this novel or author.
- Lines On The Water by David Adams Richards. I think Phillip owns this or gave it to Dad.
- Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone by Martin Dugard. This is new to me.
- Still Life by Louise Penny. Looks like a mystery. Dad reads a lot of mysteries.
- Ex Libris by Ross King. I gave this to Dad after I finished it. It’s about a London bookseller in the 1600s getting involved in a mystery. It’s very detailed about London and the politics of that era, including some history about the Thirty Years’ War. I enjoyed the bibliophilic (that the write word?) aspect of it.
- Arthur & George by Julian Barnes. Never heard of it.
- The Weather Makers: How We Are Changing The Climate And What It Means For Life On Earth by Tim Flannery. I heard about this.
Since posting my last book review I’ve read about 20 new books. I’m too busy (i.e. lazy) to write reviews of them. I’m considering doing what J-Walk does; that is, write a couple sentences about the last few books I read, instead of tackling long reviews as one post. You’re welcome.