Weekly Book Journal 6.24.13

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Currently Reading:
The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison (review copy). It’s set in Chicago so I couldn’t resist, and a blurb on the back by Sophie Hannah claims its better than Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, which I didn’t really like. I’m on page 37 and pretty well hooked.

Recently Read: 
Stoker’s Manuscript by Royce Prouty
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (audio)
The Passage of Power (The Years of Lyndon B. Johnson #4) by Robert Caro (audio)
George Washington: The Crossing by Jack E. Levin

At the Top of the TBR Pile:
The Man From Berlin by Luke McCallin (review copy)
Pickle in the Middle Murder by Jessie Chandler (because the dedication is to the staff of a Borders store)
The Spy by James Fenimore Cooper (for the American Revolution Reading Challenge)
The Count of Monte Christo by Dumas (on my Classics Club list)


Local Book Event
The American Library Association Annual Conference is in Chicago June 27-July 2. I’ve never been to this event and plan on going to the opening reception on the exhibition floor Friday night. Alas, the rest of my weekend is booked with non-bookish things. Are you going?

Cool Book Find:
This may not be new to anyone else but me, but just in case you have seen it yet I want to pass on the link to Window’s Beauty of Books desktop theme: “Those who cherish books will find them in settings fit for a king in this collection of images of illustrious libraries from around the world. A free theme for Windows.” The picture above is one of the images. Click here here to check it out.

How was your reading week?
Read anything outstanding?
What are you looking forward to reading next?

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