I finished News of the World and really enjoyed it.
I found I thought about Captain and Joanna quite a bit after I finished.
Certainly a book I will be passing on to my family members.
I also finished Dark Matter.
I found the book kept my interest for most of the book, but I did find myself skim reading the last quarter of the book…I was ready for it to be over (glad it was a library book).
I have started listening to Spoonbenders: A Novel.
A generations-spanning family of psychics–both blessed and burdened by their abilities–must use their powers to save themselves from the CIA, the local mafia, and a skeptic hell-bent on discrediting them in this hilarious, tender, magical novel about the invisible forces that bind us.
The Telemachus family is known for performing inexplicable feats on talk shows and late-night television. Teddy, a master conman, heads up a clan who possess gifts he only fakes: there’s Maureen, who can astral project; Irene, the human lie detector; Frankie, gifted with telekinesis; and Buddy, the clairvoyant. But when, one night, the magic fails to materialize, the family withdraws to Chicago where they live in shame for years. Until: As they find themselves facing a troika of threats (CIA, mafia, unrelenting skeptic), Matty, grandson of the family patriarch, discovers a bit of the old Telemachus magic in himself. Now, they must put past obstacles behind them and unite like never before. But will it be enough to bring The Amazing Telemachus Family back to its amazing life?
I am enjoying it during my commute.
I chose this book because of the narrator, Ari Fliakos (narrator of The Book of Speculation), he’s fantastic!
I’ve started reading a cozy mystery to cleanse my mind of my recent heavier reads.
This weeks choice is a free kindle book entitled Bundle of Trouble by Diana Orgain.
In Orgain’s charming debut thriller, office manager Kate Connolly becomes a supersleuth and a new mom in the same week. From the moment she and newborn Laurie lock eyes, Kate can’t imagine returning to work after her six-week maternity leave, but in expensive San Francisco, she and her ad exec husband, Jim, need every bit of both incomes. Then a dead body is fished out of the bay and linked to Jim’s estranged brother, George. Both the police and PI Albert Galigani, hired by the dead man’s mother, believe that Jim and Kate know more than they’re revealing. Kate is determined to find the elusive George and get some answers, but she soon gets in over her head. Galigani serves as a charming mentor as Kate navigates the twists of motherhood and an uncomplicated but engaging plot.
An “I don’t have to think too much” read…just what I need this week.
Have a good week!