Boo, it’s Monday. Back to work, blah. And David is heading to a pirates game tonight without me. Apparently the guys at his work need a team-building experience, involving tickets right behind home base.

Anyway, two books arrived at my house this week.

The Blue Light Project by Timothy Taylor

(from TLC Book Tours for a blog tour)

Spanning a four-day hostage situation in the not-too-distant future, The Blue Light Project looks on as a city unravels and three lives intersect in unlikely ways.

The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini

(from PaperbackSwap)

Joanna, runaway slave and quilter, traveled the Underground Railroad to Elm Creek Farm in 1859, only to be captured and forcibly returned to Virginia. Sylvia Compson has learned part of Joanna’s story through the journal of her great-great aunt Gerda Bergstrom and related historical research. Now, the discovery of a bundle of Joanna’s old letters reopens the mystery of what happened to the former slave. This story concentrates on Joanna and the Civil War years but also extends to her family and descendents. Once again clues unearthed from styles of quilting and fabrics used in different quilts help Sylvia and her friends track down what really happened during a remote period in history.

Mailbox Monday is taking a blog tour. This month’s host is Brooke of The Bluestocking Guide. Head over there to see what goodies others got in their boxes and to share your own loot.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Here’s my report.

Last week’s reviews:

Other posts:

Finished Last Week:

  • “Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett”
  • “The Hoosegow Strangler” by Camille LaGuire
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Currently Reading (still):

  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • Have Gun, Will Play by Camille LaGuire

Listening to:

  • Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith

What have you been reading?