Despite the cold and windy weather, I decided to visit Second Story Books in D.C. yesterday. I hadn’t been there in a number of years. They were having a 20% off sale which was cool.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt – I’ve heard many good things about this one. I remember one of the reviewers of Books on the Nightstand praised it highly.
Love Begins in Winter: Stories by Simon Van Booy – I heard about this first on Olduvai Reads
A visit to the bookstore’s natural history and adjacent travel literature section produced:
The Stork’s Nest: Life and Love in the Russian Countryside by Laura Lynne Williams – Non-fiction book about an American woman, who worked for World Wildlife Fund in Moscow, and then married a Russian park director. She describes their life in a rural Russian village.
The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead – Since reading Peter Mansfield’s A History of the Middle East last year, which had a slight emphasis on Egyptian history, I’ve been more interested in reading books about Egypt. Also, I’ve been interested in reading ‘older’ travel literature. This one was originally published in the 1960’s.