Saturday, December 27, 2008


The power cord on the laptop finally gave out completely so my postings will be spotty for the next week while I wait for a new one to arrive. Luckily, I have a large stack of books that I received for Christmas to keep me occupied! Here are the books that are joining the stack on my nightstand --

Henry James - The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction
Wilkie Collins - Hide and Seek
Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca
Louis Bayard - Mr. Timothy
Louis Bayard - The Black Tower
Boris Akunin - Sister Pelagia and the Black Monk
Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book
James Reese - The Dracula Dossier
Gregory Maguire - A Lion Among Men

I'm excited to finally read more stories by Henry James and the two books by Louis Bayard. They are actually quite similar in tone despite the 125 years or so between them. A couple of these are series books so I may have to do some re-reading of other books first before I get to them. I have a really poor book memory.

That's it for today. I'm running out of juice. If I can get on tomorrow, I'll let you know what books Z got for Christmas. He did quite well for himself!

Until we meet again,


  1. I hope you had a lovely Christmas despite the crazy weather. :)

  2. Thank you! We decided to look on the bright side and make the best of everything. Now we are just a bit stir crazy and ready to get out of the house. Luckily the snow plows have just gone by on a couple of passes!