I don't have a lot to say this morning, just sitting at my desk on a drizzly sort of Monday, sipping a Tim Horton's coffee and watching the workmen finish off the sprinkler system installation. Hopefully the last day as the puppies do get excited whenever they hear the fellows working, especially Bonnie. At the moment they are both lying down relaxing, Bonnie on the floor at the entrance to the study and Clyde on the poof beside my desk. I think he's part cat.. lol
Yesterday, I stopped off at my local used book store when I went out to get some milk and bread. I've mentioned it in one of my first posts ever here, Nearly New Books. A very nice place to wander around; I always find something. I was a bit surprised when I was told they are moving two doors down, into the shop on the corner. I think it's encouraging news as I imagine that means the couple who run the store plan to stay with it for the foreseeable future.
Anyway, I did find three books that caught my interest; one that continues a favourite series, one by one of my favourite authors and a new author for me... So here they are -
"In the aftermath of a colossal battle, Daenerys Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousand of enemies, and many have set out to find her.Fleeing from Westeros with a price on her head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way east - with new allies who many not be the ragtag band they seem. And in the frozen north, Jon Snow confronts creatures from beyond the Wall of ice and stone, and powerful foes from within the Night's Watch. In a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics lead a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skin-changers, nobles and slaves, to the greatest of all."
"1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany. The global economy strains against the weight of the long German war against Russia still raging in the east. The British people find themselves under increasingly authoritarian rule - the press, radio and television are tightly controlled and British Jews face ever-greater constraints. But Churchill's Resistance soldiers on. As defiance grows, whispers circulate of a secret that could forever alter the balance of the global struggle. The keeper of that secret? Scientist Frank Muncaster, who languishes in a Birmingham mental hospital. Civil servant David Fitzgerald, a spy for the Resistance and university friend of Frank's, is given the mission to rescue Frank and get him out of the country. Hard on his heels is Gestapo agent Gunther Hoth, a brilliant, implacable hunter of men, who soon has Frank as well David's innocent wife, Sarah, directly in his sights."
"Just days before the President of the United States arrives in Mexico City, rumours swirl of a Chinese-Mongolian plot to assassinate the Mexican and American presidents at the ceremonial unveiling of a statue. To investigate the truth of these reports, the Mexican police turn to Filiberto Garcia; an impeccably groomed 'gun for hire', former revolutionary - and classic antihero. Garcia travels through the opium dens, curio shops, and Cantonese restaurants of Mexico City's Chinatown, sifting through clues and dispatching numerous bad guys along the way. As the bodies pile up, he discovers traces of slimy political dealings. Are local gears turning the cogs of this 'international incident?' Behind the smokescreen of this classic noir are fierce curses, a surprisingly innocent and tender affair, dialogue that smolders, and unforgettable riffs about women, the meaning of life, how real men do things, the Revolution and the best gun to use for close-range killing."
So there you go, some new books to tease your appetites. Check them out and let me know what you think of them. :)