Reading Progress, 2014

More for me than for anyone, but in case anyone wants to know, these are the books we have read already in this 2014:

* Speculation. I loved every bit of it. I am Andrew’s doppelganger, or twin soul. This is the Amazon’s description of the book,

Andrew Wrangles has a decision to make. His best friend Sothum, a philosophical and financial genius, has just died and left him a choice in his will: ten million dollars or a sealed envelope. Andrew’s wife Cheryl doesn’t see this as much of a choice. She wants Andrew to take the ten million, and what little patience she has for his speculating about what might be worth more than the money is wearing thin very quickly.

But as Andrew digs deeper into the secret life of the mind that Sothum lived, he finds a new mystery behind every clue. Does the envelope contain the fate of a vanished mutual friend? A breakthrough that could secure Andrew a place in the history of philosophy? Or is Sothum just playing a final private joke at his friend’s expense?

I don’t know what it is, but I bought Speculation for $2.99 for my Kindle, and the price went up. I will still pay $4.99 for it, no doubt.

* With the girls, I read Kensuke’s Kingdom, our second title by Morpurgo. Our first title was another superb book, but shorter, The Mozart’s Question.  Thanks, Jeanne, for the recommendation. We also liked the break from reading so much about cabins and forests. I got teary at the end. It mentioned Spain, Australia, Japan… such a lovely living book.

* I read the II book of the Hunter Games trilogy, Catching Fire, and it was a good read.

Nothing else is complete. I am still in the last pages of Vanity Fair, which has taken a horrible turn for Rawdon, expected and unexpected in a sense.

Reading the Iliad with the lovely AO ladies at the forum book club,

some Democracy in America,

the King’s General (I am new Dauphne du Maurier’s fan)

and an unexpectedly humoristic and informative book, titled The Perfect Score.

 

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