There will be an author reading at the Princess Cafe in Waterloo this Tuesday, May 17th, I think at 7pm (to confirm, please check Words Worth Bookstore's website: http://www.wordsworthbooks.com/) . Robert Rotenberg will be reading from his new novel, The Guilty Plea. His first novel, Old City Hall, was recommended to me by my father-in-law, who knows I like reading mysteries. I started it, and was very impressed. Unfortunately, I was too busy at the time to concentrate fully on this complex murder mystery set in Toronto, with all its many characters and plot twists, and so did not finish the book (it's all about mood and setting!). I think I'll try reading it again soon. I may go to see him on Tuesday, although I met him at this year's OLA SuperConference in February and spoke to him briefly (missed his reading, as I had a session to attend). This event is free, and will surely be worth attending.
I finished The Red Thread on Friday, and I must say, she did a nice job of bringing all the characters' lives together in the end. Even though I now know that the novel is semi-autobiographical and deals with issues from the author's own life such as the loss of a child and the adoption of orphaned girls in China, I still feel that it is a "light" novel, mainly due to the treatment of these issues. But it was definitely worth reading.
I am now reading The Piano Man's Daughter by Timothy Findley, which is the book selection for our next book club meeting on May 27th. I haven't read this title for some time, and hope I'll enjoy it as much this time as I did before.
That's all I can think of to write about for today. I guess it must be the rain, or the fact that I finished my tea some time ago, but I'm feeling less-than-inspired, so I'll sign off. More on Wednesday...
Bye for now!
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