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• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
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What are you currently reading?
A cozy mystery about Bordeaux wine!
The start of a wine plus crime mystery series.
Immerse yourself in French countryside and gourmet attitude with two amateur sleuths gumshoeing around Bordeaux wine country.
In modern-day Bordeaux, there are few wine estates still within the city limits. The prestigious grand cru Moniales Haut-Brion is one of them. When some barrels turn, world-renowned winemaker turned gentleman detective Benjamin Cooker starts asking questions. Is it negligence or sabotage? Who would want to target this esteemed vintner? Cooker and his assistant Virgile Lanssien search the city and the vineyards for answers, giving readers and inside view of this famous wine region. Treachery in Bordeaux is the first of the 20-book Winemaker Detective series that delves into the underworld of a global luxury industry. The world of wine is no more respectable than the world of finance. There’s money, deceit, death, crime, inheritance, jealousy—all the ingredients needed to distill a fine detective series! [FROM THE PUBLISHER’S WEBSITE].
It will be on Tour July 11-30. It is a a fast short read. If you would love to receive for free and review on your blog, come here quickly!
What did you recently finish reading?
A beautiful novel about how Provence is the perfect place
to learn how to love life again after some heart.
This book is currently on Tour:
come along to read reviews, interviews, and get many chances to win the book!
What do you think you’ll read next?
Not sure yet, maybe this book that attracted me and that I just got from Edelweiss!
A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude.
Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction,
The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme.
No stranger to inhospitable places, Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia’s Lake Baikal,
a full day’s hike from any “neighbor,” with his thoughts, his books, a couple of dogs,
and many bottles of vodka for company.
Writing from February to July, he shares his deep appreciation for the harsh but beautiful land, the resilient men and women who populate it,
and the bizarre and tragic history that has given Siberia an almost mythological place in the imagination.
Rich with observation, introspection, and the good humor necessary to laugh at his own folly,
Tesson’s memoir is about the ultimate freedom of owning your own time. Only in the hands of a gifted storyteller can an experiment in isolation become an exceptional adventure accessible to all.
By recording his impressions in the face of silence, his struggles in a hostile environment, his hopes, doubts, and moments of pure joy in communionwith nature, Tesson makes a decidedly out-of-the-ordinary experience relatable.
The awe and joy are contagious, and one comes away with the comforting knowledge that “as long as there is a cabin deep in the woods, nothing is completely lost.” [Goodreads]
I’m reading Burial rites by Hannah Kent and it’s different and dark. But really good. I love the cover on The Consolations of the Forest. Hope you enjoy it!
i think it would the type of contemplative reads on nature I enjoy, we’ll see
These all sound really interesting. My post is here: http://lipsyy.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/www-wednesday-2/ 🙂
thanks for stopping by. just left a comment on your list
Currently reading The Queen’s Lady by Barbara Kyle, the first of her Thornleigh series, first 50 pages are very good. Just finished Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, very well written with quite a twist to the plot and structure. Next up is probably Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel’s second in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, or The Painted Girls by Cathy Buchanan (my book club September read).
thanks for sharing. i’m really curious about Life After Life. I LOVED Mantel’s books and The Painted Girls – so far my best audiobook of the year I believe, fantastic HF. thanks for the details about Ken Follett’s book on your site – I left a comment there