Library Loot: April 21-27, 2010
21 April, 2010
So I had a particularly stressful day at work yesterday and decided to treat myself to a visit to the library (as you do) and also pay off some fines (I like to keep a clean slate). As I already have a huge stack of books waiting to be read, I thought I’d just browse to clear my head, but no, I ended up spotting two new books I just had to grab.
The Angel With Two Faces by Nicola Upson – I enjoyed Upson’s first book, An Expert In Murder, featuring the crime writer Josephine Tey as a sleuth.
The Einstein Girl by Philip Sington – I have a weakness for books featuring the name Einstein. Can’t seem to shake it off. This looks like a mystery and love story set in the early 20th century delving into secrets about Einstein, relativity and murder.
Both books would be perfect for Nymeth’s The 1930s Mini-Challenge.
I’m trying to finish two books at the moment: To Live and To Write: Selections by Japanese Women Writers 1913-1938 edited by Yukiko Tanaka which is inspiring and Scarlett Thomas’ new book Our Tragic Universe. I had forgotten how much I like Thomas’ writing. And so far, her new book is as good as the amazing The End of Mr. Y, lots about writing, books and strange goings-on, and she’s not afraid of talking about science.
I seem to be the only book blogger who hasn’t received David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. But I’m not crying, because I’m going to go and see him talk at Foyles, Charing Cross Road on Wednesday May 5th at 6:30pm! Yay! He’s also signing at Waterstone’s, Gower Street on May 7th at 1pm. I just hope the volcanic ash doesn’t prevent him from coming down to London.