The mail just arrived and it is all pretty exciting stuff!
Neal Stephenson’s Reamde has been languishing on my Nook for ages. His new book, Some Remarks, is a collection of his essays and some short pieces of fiction. A prefect way to get me feet wet. I loved the first essay I’ve read, “Arsebestos”.
I’ve read Laura Lippman’s novella, The Girl In The Green Raincoat, and one of her novels, Life Sentences. It’s difficult to keep track of all the new books coming out, so it was a pleasant surprise to see And When She Was Good.
Lucinda Riley’s The Orchid House has a historical bent, featuring old diaries, lost loves, and a couple seeking to discover the hidden history of a grand old estate. I’m positive I’ll be curling up with this at some point. In the video below Lucinda Riley chats about her inspiration for the novel. I like how says that people look to read about the past in comfort reads because all the problems encountered in the book have already been solved. I think there is something to that.