This picture comes to you eventually courtesy of the Kayaker's action packed all-singing/dancing digital camera.I'm trying to improve the quality of the pictures here and I say eventually because I've just sat for a good long ten minutes pressing every button in an attempt to figure out why I couldn't see anything on the little camera screen.Taking the lens cover off has helped enormously.
Charles Frazier's latest novel Thirteen Moons just fell I tell you into the trolley at Tesco's.I was completely smitten by Cold Mountain and have high hopes for this one, 19th century America and some Cherokee wisdom by the looks of it.I am loving American fiction at the moment having completely British-ed and Commonwealth-ed out with the Booker-thon.
The order from Bookseller Crow arrived complete with head lice bookmarks;a couple of books by Halldor Laxness just to see what the Icelandic Nobel Prize winner can do.It looks dense and I'll need my wits about me I think, but I've made a start on The Atom Station and will get to Independent People eventually.
Jonny at Alma Books made my day with a copy of The Last Resort by Carmen Posadas.This is a Moroccan mystery and so I'm now thinking it's a good ongoing reading project to hop from nation to nation and test out their crime fiction.I've always been an intermittent crime fiction reader but have resolved to be more consistent in 2007.I plan to just name my destination and sit back and wait for all your expert suggestions.
I'm grateful for a signpost to the next two books over on Catheryn Kilgarriff's newish publisher blog
Harbor by Lorraine Adams is a book quite out of my normal territory, though, to be honest I'm not sure what my normal territory is any more.Blog recommends take me far and wide with my reading and I love the challenge of something new.This one is about illegal immigrants into the US, who watches them and who decides when they become a terrorist threat.More on that soon, I've nearly finished it.
Saving the best until last Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, delivered and read within days.I have a feeling it will make my top ten of the year with ease and will be my likely nomination for The Book Bloggers Book Prize having flagrantly flouted the "must be published in the UK" rule with my last choice.I've checked this time, it's legal.