Leslie's Omnibus

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It was a busy, busy month, but I still managed to squeeze in a good bit of reading:

August – 9/68

Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, Dorothy Wickenden[1]

Shaken, Not Stirred, Tim Gunn[2]

Mama Does Time (A Mace Bauer Mystery), Deborah Sharp[3]

La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life, Elaine Sciolino[4]

In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler’s Tale, Amitav Ghosh[5]

Grace Under Pressure, Julie Hyzy[6]

A Life That Fits, Heather Wardell[7]

Go Small or Go Home, Heather Wardell

State of Wonder, Ann Patchett[8]

[1] Based on the letters of the author’s grandmother and her best friend. A lovely read.

[2] If you are a fan of Project Runway, you’ll love Gunn’s short biography. (Kindle Single)

[3] Very funny southern comedy of manners/murder mystery. First in a series.

[4] A journalist’s exploration of French history, culture and how the art of seduction affects just about everything in French life – including the decline of the dominance of its language and global influence.

[5] Two parallel stories set in Egypt and the middle east, new and old, told by a master story teller.

[6] A new series by the author of the White House Chef mystery series. An okay beginning.

[7] I bought this and the next one because they were cheap and I needed a little light reading. Both protagonists are the weepiest, neediest I’ve come across in a long time. Ugh.

[8] If you like Barbara Kingsolver, you’ll like Ann Patchett. This book, set between Minnesota and the Amazon, is an almost magical read.


Update: I must have good timing, as this post went up on National "Read A Book" Day!

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