Thursday, January 12, 2017

Another UFO Put to Rest & Book News

I finished a 2015 Row by Row into a table topper. Small strides...

We have been redecorating a bedroom to become a home office--Hooray! I won't have to write in the family room or kitchen! It's a north facing room and I wanted a warm color. I decided on a deep orange.

The room has white trim and cellular shades. I am searching for drape fabric, preferably a MCM print on a white ground.

My blog has reached over 191,000 hits! Book review readership has skyrocketed!

Scheduled book reviews include:

January
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney: a once famous MAD woman recalls her life
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough: a Domestic Noir thriller with a twisted ending
The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker: a story of enduring female friendship 

February
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Ngyun: moving stories of the refugee experience in America
Hit Makers by Derek Thompson: the science of popularity and success
The Barrowfields by Phillip Lewis: a debut family drama, insightful and beautifully written
High Noon, The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glen Frankel
The Typewriter's Tale by Michiel Heyns: Henry James' typist tells all

March
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan: a history of ecological peril
Like Death by Guy de Mausppant: a classic story of obsession
Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar: often funny, often wise debut novel of redemption
Whereas, poems by Stephen Dunn
Peggy Seeger by Jean R. Freedman: the life of folk musician and activist sister of Pete Seeger

April
Over the Hill and Far Away: A Life of Beatrix Potter by Mathew Dennison
A $500 House in Detroit by Drew Philp: seeking a new way of living in a resurrecting city

May
The Reminders by Val Emmerich: a charming tale of friendship

Galleys I have on my shelf include:

Ice Ghosts by Paul Watson about the ongoing search for the Franklin Expedition of 1845
Mr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker, a retelling of Jane Eyre from a new view point
Grief Cottage by National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin
The Physics of Everyday Things by James Kakalios
We Shall Not Sleep by Estep Nagy, a debute family drama set in Maine
Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay, a biography of Daphne du Maurier
and Madame President by Helen Cooper about the first female president of Liberia

And the spring titles are just showing up for review requests!