April 15, 2014

Short & Tweet: What I've Been Reading & What I Want to Read

Quirky Bookworm: Excerpt from Simon Garfield's 'On the Map'

It's only been two weeks since my last short review round-up, but I've read a few more books, and I realized I left one out (poor Marathon Conspiracy). So here are some quick tweet-style reviews of what I've been reading!


On the Map - Not far into this, but loving it already. A history of maps and map-making. #geographynerd

That Summer* - I like to call Lauren Willig "Kate Morton lite". This one's set in 2009, w/flashbacks to pre-Raphaelite artists in Victorian London. #fun

The Marathon Conspiracy* - Murder in classical Athens. Hilarious antics of detective Nicolaos & fiancee Diotima & his little brother Socrates. (Yes, that Socrates).

Mariana - This one's more paranormal/time-travel-y than The Splendour Falls. Still a nice romance. Why don't I have an aunt to leave me a fortune?!

The Illusionists* - About Victorian illusionists: a man with a past, a dwarf, a spunky girl. Odd, but I'm intrigued to see where it goes. #magic

And, here are some of the books next up on my list... whenever I get a chance to get to them! I might try and find a good version of Persuasion on LibriVox - any of you have a favorite narrator?


Venetia - Haven't read this one in 6 or 7 years. Time for a reread! I love Venetia's spunk. And Damerel's swoonworthiness. #iswearitsaword

The Good Suicides* - I liked The Summer of Dead Toys. Looking forward to another dark Spanish mystery. Hoping Detective Hector Salgado has better luck this time.

Persuasion - For the Motherhood + Jane Austen Book Club. (Did you catch our live chat about Mansfield Park? I hate myself on camera, ack!)  

What are YOU reading?

*I have ARCs for review. They aren't actually published yet...

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