Friday, October 9, 2015

Weekend reads and it's a long one...

I took today off to give myself a decadently long weekend, and to add extra luxury, have indulged in a brownie for breakfast. Feeling pretty great already...!

I'm working on some posts for Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon, which takes place next weekend. I won't be able to participate, but I plan to cheerlead the heck out of folks who are. And of course, am slowly chipping away at the seemingly neverending pile of reviews I need to finish, le sigh. Although, victory, I did finally review Karen Abbott's marvelous Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.

My weekend read is Twain's End, Lynn Cullen's newest, a historical novel about Mark Twain's relationship with his secretary Isabel Lyon. After blessing her marriage to his business partner, he then wrote a 429-page screed accusing them of all kinds of dastardly things, slandering her publicly! Plus, there's some juicy details about an apparent love triangle that Helen Keller was involved in! Could there be a more perfect weekend read?

What are you reading this weekend?


  1. This is on my queue and I hope to get to it soon. It sounds great!

  2. Yes!! I'm excited to read Twain's End. It sounds so fun and I love anything about Samuel C.

  3. Isn't it SO GOOD? I'm about 30% of the way through now (man I miss page numbers) and keep putting off doing other things so I can keep reading it.

  4. I have Mrs. Poe but have yet to read it. And this sounds amazing! I will be anxious to see what you think of it!