Monday, May 19, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a bookish meme hosted by Book Journey. Every week we check in with what we read, what we're reading now, and what's next on the reading docket.  Here we go....

...apparently I missed posting before I went on vacation as well as during my vacation last week. I'll be listing my reads since my last post....

Books Read Last Week (click on titles for review): 
Death by the Book by Julianna Deering 
The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi
Dorothy Dixon & the Double Cousin by Dorothy Wayne
For Old Crime's Sake (aka Lucky Jane) by Delano Ames
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer 
Ships of the Line by Doug Drexler & Margaret Clark (eds)
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell 
Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton

Currently Reading: 
Sinners & the Sea: The Untold Story of Noah's Wife by Rebecca Kanner: The young heroine in Sinners and the Sea is destined for greatness. Known only as “wife” in the Bible and cursed with a birthmark that many think is the brand of a demon, this unnamed woman lives anew through Rebecca Kanner. The author gives this virtuous woman the perfect voice to make one of the Old Testament’s stories come alive like never before.
Desperate to keep her safe, the woman’s father gives her to the righteous Noah, who weds her and takes her to the town of Sorum, a haven for outcasts. Alone in her new life, Noah’s wife gives him three sons. But living in this wicked and perverse town with an aloof husband who speaks more to God than to her takes its toll. She tries to make friends with the violent and dissolute people of Sorum while raising a brood that, despite its pious upbringing, develops some sinful tendencies of its own. While Noah carries out the Lord’s commands, she tries to hide her mark and her shame as she weathers the scorn and taunts of the townspeople.
But these trials are nothing compared to what awaits her after God tells her husband that a flood is coming—and that Noah and his family must build an ark so that they alone can repopulate the world. As the floodwaters draw near, she grows in courage and honor, and when the water finally recedes, she emerges whole, displaying once and for all the indomitable strength of women. Drawing on the biblical narrative and Jewish mythology, Sinners and the Sea is a beauti­fully written account of the antediluvian world told in cinematic detail.
Books that spark my interest:
Plain Sailing by Douglas Clark
By the Watchman's Clock by Leslie Ford  
Mind Fields: The Art of Jacek Yerka; The Fiction of Harlan Ellison by Yerka & Ellison
Whispers of Vivaldi by Beverle Graves Myers

1 comment:

Gram said...

I loved the series by Douglas Clark. I hope you enjoy it as much.