Sigh. Summer is slipping away. Can you believe we're halfway through July? There is this consolation: it is time for another Book Blogger Hop, sponsored by Jennifer at Crazy for Books. Get thee hence! Read the instructions! Hop! Drop your visiting card in the silver plate provided. Or just leave a comment.
Here is a new twist on the hop (cue Chubby Checkers): Jennifer has a question for us each Friday. Last week it was really interesting reading the posts to find out everyone's favorite writers. It turns out book bloggers are a greedy bunch, and almost no one could pick just one. That made it even more fun to read the posts that justified the long, long lists most people had (guilty). This week the question is, "What book can you not wait to get your hands on?" My answer is:
Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar
February 11, 1011
You might recognize Priya from her blog The Plum Bean Project. Her writing is beautiful, and a kind, gentle spirit infuses her posts. Her novel, a historical fiction set in Restoration England, is about Nell Gwyn an actress who became the mistress of Charles II. I've been following the progress of the novel from manuscript to almost-published book as Priya wrote about each step in her blog. Her current post shows the book cover (with blurb from Philippa Gregory); the book is available for pre-order on Amazon now. So I'm looking forward to February, when I will finally get my hands on Priya's novel.
In the meantime, I'm finishing Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City. Don Quixote awaits. Also on my TBR shelf: Wolf Hall and several others. I promised myself I would read at least one novel by Anthony Trollope this summer--The Prime Minister is next in line.
If you are here on the hop, be sure and leave a comment so I can return the visit. Cheers.