The meme baby of Marcia at The Printed Page and currently being hosted at She Reads and Reads, this is a happy little tale of books with new homes and tumbling TBR piles! It suits me perfectly because I get giddy at new books and this gives me somewhere to gush appropriately!
This is a mystery-with-a-twist type book where Beatrice Hemming tells the story of her sister’s murder…to her sister in the form of a letter. It’s my current read and it’s hard-going in places, not least because I’m a big sister myself and the story is one huge torrent of raw emotion, but I’m finding it oddly compelling!
Also *rescued* were: The Night Watch by Sarah Waters and The Other Side of You by Salley Vickers.
A moment of weakness in Waterstone’s…
…saw me greedily grab up The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger – so I now have books 1, 2 and 3, or to give them their names Soulless, Changeless and Blameless which I am *tremendously* excited about!
I also bought a beautiful new cookbook of homely deliciousness in the form of Kitchen by Nigella Lawson. I’m not sure if she’s as popular in the US but I love her and wish I could emulate her domestic goddessness – at least I’m one step closer now!
“Has such a sad story ever been told so beautifully?”
So this is marked up as a mega find for me!!
So what was in your mailbox this week?!