W..W...W... Wednesday (Books!)


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
 
I tried reading A Hundred Summers, but got bored.. I haven't given up, yet, but for now I moved on to The House At Riverton, which seems a little more interesting.

From Goodreads:

The House At Riverton
Summer 1924
On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.
Winter 1999
Grace Bradley, ninety-eight, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and old memories - long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind - begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge, something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent twenties, The House at Riverton is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story.

A Hundred Summers
Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer season among the familiar traditions and friendships that sustained her after heartbreak. 

That is, until Greenwalds decide to take up residence in Seaview.

Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from Lily’s past: her former best friend and her former fiancé, now recently married—an event that set off a wildfire of gossip among the elite of Seaview, who have summered together for generations. Budgie’s arrival to restore her family’s old house puts her once more in the center of the community’s social scene, and she insinuates herself back into Lily's friendship with an overpowering talent for seduction...and an alluring acquaintance from their college days, Yankees pitcher Graham Pendleton. But the ties that bind Lily to Nick are too strong and intricate to ignore, and the two are drawn back into long-buried dreams, despite their uneasy secrets and many emotional obligations. 

Under the scorching summer sun, the unexpected truth of Budgie and Nick’s marriage bubbles to the surface, and as a cataclysmic hurricane barrels unseen up the Atlantic and into New England, Lily and Nick must confront an emotional cyclone of their own, which will change their worlds forever.


• What did you recently finish reading?
I finished all of the Royal Spy series by Rhys Bowen. 
Light, fun, slightly historical, cozy mysteries
Next in the series due out in August.

My Summer Reading Recommendations are here:

• What do you think you’ll read next?
"Time is one of our most precious resources. Each day ourcalendars are packed with appointments and entertainments. To makeends meet, we cut corners, swapping substance for speed. At the endof the day, our busyness has produced very little fruit, and we areleft feeling more frustrated and exhausted than the day before.

The way we spend our time says a lot about what we value. Whatdoes your schedule say about the things that are most important toyou? Is busyness a buffer to keep you from hearing God?

It is in times of rest that we are able to quiet ourselves andlisten for God's voice to teach and lead us in life-giving truth.The purpose of this book is to help you understand more about Godand His design for your schedule and your life. His plans for youdo not include utter exhaustion and a frazzled spirit. God haspeace, rest, and a purpose in mind for you, no matter what yourpresent circumstances may be. Each chapter includes "Time Out"questions for group discussion or personal use"

Comments

  1. The Time of Your Life sounds like a book I have to read, ha ha! Thanks for sharing. :)


    Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
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  2. The House at Riverton is on my TBR list, I hope you enjoy it! Here's my link http://wp.me/p32hC2-fA

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