It felt so wrong last week not to have a TWIB post! So no, I haven’t finished Lolita, or Huckleberry Finn. But I did get some reading done, because let’s be honest, we can’t stay away from books for too long.
∧ Then ∧ Descriptions of Heaven, Randal Eldon Greene
A linguist, a lake monster, and the looming shadow of death—news of an unknown creature in the New Bedford Lake coincides with news that Natalia’s cancer has returned.
On the shores of the lake in a strange house with many secret doors, Robert and his family must face the fact that Natalia is dying, and there is no hope this time. But they continue on; their son plays by the lakeside, Natalia paints, Robert writes, and all the while the air is thick with dust from a worldwide drought that threatens to come down and coat their little corner of green.
A lament for what is already lost and what is yet to be lost, Descriptions of Heaven leaves only one question to be asked: What’s next?
I hesitated before agreeing to read this book due to the heavy subject it included, but I am happy I did it anyway. My review will be published closer to the publication date but there is an excerpt coming your way soon!
Still buddy-reading Queen of Shadows, who turns out to be a nice surprise. Yes, I started complaining again, but it would be less fun without it! I need to find nicknames for the rest of the characters because Flo is now using them, haha!
When all-round buttercream princess, Millie Carter, becomes stranded at Craiglea Manor Cookery School, she believes her chance of enjoying a merry festive season is over.
The village of Aisford is Christmas-card perfect, but Millie hates it – she hates the snow, her freezing fingertips, and being forced to look like her Aunt Marjory in a mud-splattered wax jacket and wellies instead of her beloved shorts and sparkly sandals.
She plots her escape but ends up locking spatulas with the estate manager, Fergus McKenzie, who is forced to rescue her before she succumbs to a severe dose of hyperthermia. Things start to improve with the arrival of handsome Sam Morgan, fresh from the beaches and rum shacks of the Caribbean.
Can Millie accept her fate? And will Aisford sprinkle some of its seasonal magic on her troubles?
Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes is a festive story of love and friendship and reaching for the buttercream icing and edible glitter when life gets tough.
My first Christmas story! I’m not a Christmas person, never been, probably never will be, but hey, a girl can try! I am hoping holiday books can help me get into the spirit.
∨ Next ∨ Lolita / Huckleberry Finn
Have you read any of these books? What is on your list this week?
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