November 20, 2011

A List of Six: What I'm Reading This Week

  • Constance: A Story of Early Plymouth by Patricia Clapp. I adored this book as an elementary student--I think I checked it out from the school library at least once or twice a year. It's totally out of print, but I splurged $11 for a beat up paperback on Amazon. So happy that I did! And, it's going to feature as part of a History by Threes post coming soon...
  • First Family: Abigail and John Adams by Joseph Ellis. I listened to the audiobook version of this, and really enjoyed it. See my full review from earlier this week. 
  • His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik. This is an alternate history novel set during the Napoleonic Wars. England and France are battling each other not only with their ships and armies, but with their aviators -- who fly dragons! Completely bewitching. I have the next two novels in the series on request at the library, and am waiting impatiently for them. 
    • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough. I grabbed this at the library to make up for the lack of the next two Temeraire novels. I haven't started it yet, but I think of David McCullough as "nonfiction candy", so it should be enjoyable.
    • Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear. My current audiobook. I'm only one disc in, but so far I'm really enjoying the character of Maisie Dobbs, and the voice of the narrator--both good signs in an audiobook!
    • Count With Maisy by Lucy Cousins. This is Eleanor's favorite book this week. We've read it approximately 57 times. (Incidentally I just searched for it on Amazon, and there's only one copy of the version we have. And it's listed at $999.99. That has to be a mistake right?)
      What are you reading this week? 
      How much would you pay for an out-of-print favorite?
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