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I utilized the library a great deal this week. I picked up the final two installments that I had to read in Cate Tiernan’s Immortal Beloved series (which I’ve already read and they were pretty great!) plus a couple random books: a book of poetry, a book to appease my obsession with Downton Abbey, and a new audiobook since I was in the mood to just sit back and listen.
The one review book I received is a copy of The House of the Scorpion which came out in 2002. My guess is they’re trying to re-establish interest in this series since the follow-up novel The Lord of Opium is due to be released September 2013, which works for me since I have yet to read it! Heard some fantastic things about it though and it’s won a ton of awards; I really hope I enjoy it.
I really need to watch more of Downtown Abby, I only watched the first couple episodes, it is hard to find quiet time with two little ones! I still haven’t read anything by Cate Tiernan and I need to try her stuff sometime! Have a wonderful week, Bonnie.
I like the look of the Downton book – I hope it’s good!
I really want to read the IMMORTAL BELOVED series, but my library doesn’t have the first book! Boo! 😛
The House of the Scorpion is one of my favorite science fiction books ever! It’s genius. I hadn’t heard about the sequel but now I’m SO EXCITED. 🙂 I’ll need a reread before September when this second one releases. I really hope you enjoy reading The House of the Scorpion!