Amazing that August is over already! Where did it go?
New Arrivals – Two things this time, one a pre-order, the other one I saw on George Kelly’s blog (HERE). It looked so good, I just had to have it.
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny – [St. Martin’s Press 2012 hardcover, new] – mystery – 8th in the Inspector Gamache / Three Pines series of mystery novels by Penny. This is the (for me) long awaited 8th Inspector Gamache novel from Louise Penny, The Beautiful Mystery.
Ever since I finished the 7th in the series, A Trick of the Light, I have been eager to get and read this one. Goes to the top of the To Read stack! I know you may be getting tired of my praising this series, but it is indeed noteworthy for both sense of place and depth of character.
50 in 50 by Harry Harrison [Tor Science Fiction 2005 hardcover, new] – science fiction short story collection – I’ve wanted to read some Harrison since I read of his death earlier in the month so when I saw this on George’s blog it was impossible to resist. The gimmick here is that there is a story for each year in his 50 year writing career. So some old things, some newer ones. This will go on the nightstand (whenever I finish the Black Lizard Black Mask collection that I’ve barely started) so I can read a story or two each day .
Current Reading – I just finished Steven Saylor’s The Seven Wonders which I greatly enjoyed. I said I was going to launch myself into the story collection, The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories. and finally have, reading the first few stories. These stories are like nothing else. I have started on that new Louise Penny book, am about 2/3 of the way in. Great, as always.