Saturday, July 6, 2013

A Rain-filled Weekend Made for Reading

It promises to be a rainy weekend and I have three books in the offing:

1776 by David McCullough - I picked this one off the shelf the morning of July 4th. How appropriate. It is the story of General George Washington and his army vs. British Commander William Howe in the year of the Declaration of Independence. As always, Mr. McCullough tells a rousing tale.

How to Do Everything and Be Happy by Peter Jones - Its bright yellow cover caught my eye on the New Non-Fiction display at the library last week. Every now and again I feel the need to try and Regain Control of Life. This is a funny book with a different spin on how to get things done - not just the laundry, but accomplishing the things in life that really make you smile. It involves Making Lists which I love to do.

The Murder at Sissingham Hall by Clara Benson - I haven't yet gotten to the murder in this fun mystery that takes place in an English country house, and I do love a story like this that has all the suspects thrown together for a weekend house party. This is a Kindle book (2013) that is described as a "1920s whodunit" but I can't find an original copyright date or any information about the author. Who knows if it is modern or not, it has all the characteristics of an entertaining puzzle.


  1. At least you have some great books to read while it rains. I'm going to spend my weekend rereading my favorite Patricia McKillip books...even though the sun is shining here. :)

    1. Lark, I am glad you have plenty to read this weekend. I am not familiar with Ms. McKillip. I looked her up and see she has quite a few books to choose from! I must give her a try.

    2. She's a very lyrical author who writes mostly fantasy; I read her because I love the way she writes. It's like poetry and art all in one.

    3. Have you read 'Solstice Wood'? My library has a copy of that one. Or do you have another recommendation?

    4. Solstice Wood is good; but it's not my favorite. I really love The Bell at Sealey Head. If you can find a copy of that one, it's worth checking out. And I have a special fondness for McKillip's Riddle-Master Trilogy...I've been reading those books over and over again for years. Let me know if you give any of her books a try.

    5. I will put "The Bell" on my list. Thanks, Lark.