Not much going here this last week. Just trying to stay warm and helping the new neighbor move in. Believe it or not it was -13F/-25C on our thermometer on the back porch when we got up this morning! Very unusual for our neck of the woods. Plus there was a huge windchill factor. Suppose to get warmer temps tomorrow but 5-9 inches of snow.
I finished a book, it's for Netgalley though and I can't post the review until March 31st. It was good! Set in the Scottish Highlands during WWII. But you'll have to wait to find out what it's about :=)
I have come across a few books that I put on my 'want to read' list though and thought I'd share them with you.
The Devil's Footprints: A Novel by John Burnside This one will count for Read Scotland. Set in Scotland and by a Scot. Thanks to Jim over at the Goodreads group for turning me onto this author!
The Children's Blizzard About a prairie snowstorm in 1888 that left 500 dead in one day, mostly children trying to get home from school. I found this book on this website that Nan over at Letters From a Hill Farm posted on her blog. Thanks, Nan!
The Umbrella Maker's Daughter by Janet Caird Set in Scotland and by a Scot will count for the Read Scotland challenge! I read 2 Caird books last year and really enjoy her writing. I've actually ordered this book from AbeBooks.
A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley Coming out April 7th. I love her writing.
A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor
Parly Road by Ian Todd
The Girl That Nobody Knows by Mark McShane and The Deeds of Dr. Deadcert by Joan Fleming found these over @ Pretty Sinister Books
The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore Ali @ Heavenali did a nice review on this one.
A couple more Scottish books...
The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne set in Scotland. Thanks Jo for the heads up on this one!
Electric Brae by Andrew Greig Found this book over @ Jack Deighton's site. He does great reviews!
Tangling of the Web by Millie Gray
Something here for everyone! Have you read any of these?
Did you hear that ITV is doing a new Maigret series this year? Two 2 hour films. You will never guess who is playing Maigret!!!
Hope you had a good week and stayed warm. Enough winter already!