Despite the wacky weather in certain parts of the country (I’m looking at my Utah friends who are having temps in the mid-eighties), this Monday finds Seattle moving firmly into fall, which means we’re finally starting to get some rain and the grass is getting green again. An odd thing to hear if you don’t live in the Pacific Northwest because in most other places grass is starting to turn brown, but because we don’t get much snow or a hard freeze our vegetation stays green almost all year round.
On to books and reading! Recently, I’ve not had much luck with books that swept me away. If you remember several weeks ago, I was beginning the much talked about City on Fire. After setting it down and reading several other books in between I finally finished it. To those of you who know me, this is not an endorsement. A review may or may not be coming, depending on whether I can muster the energy to talk about it. Still, I’m undeterred and approaching this week with excitement about these upcoming releases.
The Lake House: I’ve read all of Kate Morton’s books and enjoyed them. She has a way of drawing you in, creating mysteries and then tying them up neatly at the end. I like ambiguity when it’s done properly but sometimes I want a book that wraps up the finish.
After Alice: I remember reading Maguire’s first book, Wicked, and thinking it was such a clever premise to take an established fairy tale and look at it from the unpopular character’s point of view. Apparently, he’s gone on to write numerous books about Oz and other fairytales giving them new appeal by writing from a fresh perspective. I hadn’t read any of them but when I saw this one, about Alice from Alice in Wonderland I was intrigued. We’ll see…
Has this Monday brought fall where you are? Regardless of the weather, what are you looking forward to this week–bookishly and otherwise?