Bookjourney, I get to catch you up on what I've been reading.
It was a very slow but productive reading week. Most of my time was spent finishing David Mitchell's stunning new book, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. I have yet to write my review because I'm mulling it over in my head before committing myself. In a nutshell..it was wonderful. I doubt this is going to be a mainstream phenomenon, but if you're a fan of his previous works, you need to get yourself a copy of this one.
I also finished Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridason, one of my favorite authors of Scandinavian crime fiction. If you're going to read his books, please start with Jar City, as the characters grow over the course of the series.
On the books-to-movie scene, I finished Big Fish by Daniel Wallace. That's another one of those books where seeing the movie first tended to kill the book for many reviewers. But I liked it.
This week coming up, I'm leaving for another 5-day cruise so I expect to read a lot while laying on the balcony in the sunny Caribbean. So far I haven't decided what I'm taking as far as books, so it will all depend on how I feel on Wednesday when I pack. I see lots of mysteries and crime fiction in my immediate future.
Currently I'm in the middle of Hypothermia, by Arnaldur Indridason, the last of the Erlendur books to be translated to English and published over here. And I had to buy that one in the UK because as far as I know, it's not in the US yet. I'm listening to Michael Connolly's The Black Echo in the car.
so that's it for now. A week from today I'll just be getting off of the cruise so if I have any energy I'll post, but if not, in two weeks I'll post from Seattle.