Hello! I'm back! Did you miss me? We were on vacation in London, England, and it turned out I couldn't do what I expected to be able to do using husband's laptop, so I decided it would be best not to bother with an awkward computer situation and just enjoy the time away. I will do my best to catch up on reviews, ASAP, but it might take me a few days to get back to normal. We just returned yesterday.
I read 3 books while we were in London:
The English: A Field Guide by Matt Rudd - NF title about the English and their habits, which I purchased when I realized I didn't have any reading material for the train ride to Dover (where we saw the White Cliffs -- woot!).
A Certain Summer by Patricia Beard - A review book from Simon & Schuster set a few years after WWII on an island off the coast of New York.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Another book that I purchased when I got stuck without reading material, this time in Uxbridge after visiting the Battle of Britain Bunker.
And a few books arrived at the house:
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell - from Knopf for review
Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann - from Simon & Schuster for review
Lotería by Mario Alberto Zambrano - from Harper for review
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure - from Sourcebooks for review
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan - from Touchstone for review
I bought plenty of books in England, as well, and since only one of the books I read was a review book and I'm currently reading yet another purchase I've thrown myself behind on the ARCs and will have to call a halt to accepting ARCs, again. It never ceases to amaze me how the greed monster comes out when interesting books are on offer. Time to get a grip on that little devil and just read, read, read what I've got. The bookstores in London seem awfully healthy, by the way, although I did see plenty of people reading e-books rather than physical books on this vacation.
We flew on Memorial Day, which turned out to be unique in a couple of regards. For one thing, we ended up flying back to Atlanta with Amy Grant and her band. They'd played at a concert in Sussex. Wish I'd aged as well as she has! And, when we arrived in Atlanta, we ended up in the midst of a TSA drill. They get irritable if you wiggle after they've told you to "freeze", haha. I froze. I am very well-behaved. I think a couple people at the back of the line didn't hear the order to freeze, poor things.
I've added a link to the NIV Devotional Bible sneak peek to my review post and hope to get that kitty book reviewed quickly. But, quickly might be a little slower than it sounds. I'm dragging, here. Hope everyone had a fabulous week!
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