Much of this week the weather's been beautiful! I spent some time in the park reading, the trees are spectacular with the varied fall colors of the leaves! There was a slight chill in the air, perfect Autumn weather! Yesterday I spent some time at the flea market, again! lol I love that place. I had two delicious mini-cupcakes, Red Velvet and Apple Cinnamon, they were adorable & yummy! I forget what frosting was on the Apple Cinnamon, but it tasted great. The Red Velvet had cream cheese frosting which I am used to having on Carrot Cake but it was great with the Red Velvet cake too. I could have eaten 10 more of each! lol (It's probably good I didn't!)
Then I hit the book table...decisions, decisions! Oy vey! But lots of fun. I found a beautiful copy of Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell which has been on my tbr list for a long time. I also picked up The Bone People by Keri Hulme, the 1985 Man Booker winner and the 2006 winner, The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. I found a well-read, but still worth $3, copy of Apologize, Apologize! by Elizabeth Kelly. I was intrigued by this book when it toured several blogs many months ago because, apparently it's written with a lot of humor & it's quirky but also poignant & sad. My best purchase, by far, though (I think!), is a copy of They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple. This is a Persephone Book. Persephone Books reprints forgotten twentieth-century novels, short stories, memoirs etc., written mainly by female authors. The books are literary but not ncomplicated and very readable. They are printed with elegant grey jackets, cream labels for the title, with beautiful printed endpapers inside. Check their wonderful website here at Persephone Books
I was quite lazy this week regarding reviews. I have several to post but I never managed to find the time to proofread and edit them. I'll be posting my review for Strangers at the Feast by Jennifer Vanderbes tomorrow. I will also post my reviews for Hailey's War by Jodi Compton and I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman this week. I will probably review Sunset Park by Paul Auster as well. I stopped reading this book for a few days but picked it up again and I have just a few pages left. I'm not sure what I'm going to read this week. I want to finish Infinte Jest so that will be my main book this week. I will also be reading and reviewing my first book for TLC Book Tours in two weeks so I might start Unstoppable in Stilettos by Lauren Ruotolo.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!