Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Barnes and Noble Reward

I’ve been so good. I haven’t spent much money at all, I have kept my shopping under control, even though there are things I see in the stores that make my blood run faster and give me the urge to pull out my credit card.

So I rewarded myself. I knew Philipa Gregory had a new book out called The Other Queen and so I allowed myself a trip to Barnes and Noble. I only came out with four books, and one is for someone else! Woooo HOOOOO on me!


A long time ago, I read a book by Katherine Neville called The Eight. It’s kind of like the Da Vinci Code would be if it were written by someone who kept track of his plot thread, researched his topic a little better and had something important to say about how international finance operations are run. I’ve read it more than once, I like it so much, so I am eager to see how this one works out. I like her characters, I like how they develop insight and put the puzzle pieces together.

Philippa Gregory writes total page-turners, and I always hated English history, but she makes it come alive, makes all those historical characters into flesh-and-blood human beings, so I feel like I know them. (Some of them I want to throttle. That’s a good author!)

LeCarre – he is amazing. He is brilliant. Have you read The Constant Gardener? This man has something to say, and what he says is deep, and troubling.

The Will Shortz New York Times Puzzle book is for someone a lot smarter than I am.

September 1, 2009 - Posted by | Books, Entertainment, ExPat Life, Financial Issues, Interconnected, Seattle, Shopping, Social Issues, Tunisia | , ,


  1. alas no chuck 😦

    Comment by Purgatory | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. Yeh, alas. . . I get the feeling he is more a guy-writer; my son says I wouldn’t like him. And – I’m trying to cut back on my book buying, I have so many books to read!

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. OOONLY FOUR? Reading is like eating, sleeping and breathing. So I hope you have other sources of books — actually, I am sure you do 😉

    Comment by Miss Footloose | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  4. STACKS of books in my to-read catagory! I have other books with me to read, too! 😀

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  5. I read “The Other Queen” last week! So, so good – and perfect for the beach!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  6. looking forward to your reviews..

    Comment by jewaira | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  7. LLOOLL, Little Diamond, I have it with me to read!

    Thank you, Jewaira. Ramadan Kareem.

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 2, 2009 | Reply

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