I do love me some reading. Are you with me on this?
I almost time travel when reading certain books. In that way I recently returned from Egypt in 1922, whilst reading "The Visitors", a novel by Sally Beauman, with a 12 year old girl as the center of the story, and the discovery of King Tut's tomb the exciting story line. I give this book five stars and reviewed it on Amazon.
Although fiction the author did a lot of research and many actual historical figures are in the novel, including Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, two men who toiled for years looking for the tomb.
There is even a connection to the Downton Abbey series, since Lord Carnarvon and his family lived in Highclere Castle, the estate where Downton Abbey is filmed.
Now I am reading "Destroyer Angel" by Nevada Barr, a book that is very fast paced and that I don't want to put down. Two women and their two teen daughters are kidnapped by thugs while on a wilderness trip, and Anna must try to save them.
Soon I aim to read "The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar" by Martin Windrow, a true account of a man and his owl, and "Have a Nice Guilt Trip" by Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, which sounds like it will induce laughs. I hope so.
What are y'all reading?
May 28, afternoon. I was sad to hear that Maya Angelou died today. To honor her today I bought the 4th book in her autobiography, "The Heart of a Woman", and the few pages I read show it to be fascinating. She was someone I would love to have lunch and a chat with.