Once upon a time, I used to go bookstore browsing all the time. It was my favorite way to unwind, to see what was out there, make mental notes about which books were out and which I wanted to read next. Sadly, both the bookstores on my usual orbit closed this past summer (bye, bye, Borders– I miss you), so bookstore browsing has become more a luxury and less a matter of course.
I was fortunate enough to find myself with half an hour to spare and a B&N on my route the other day. Naturally, I racked up a whole list of books I wanted:
— Sara Poole’s The Borgia Mistress, sequel to Poison, which came out last year. I love tales of the Renaissance papacy, and Poison was a particularly good one. (For others who like that sort of thing, two oldies and goodies are Iris Johansen’s The Wind Dancer and Monica Linden’s Chiara.)
— Julia Quinn’s A Night Like This, which just came out on Tuesday. It’s by Julia Quinn and the heroine is a governess. Need I say more?
— Loretta Chase’s Silk Is For Seduction. I know, I know. This one has been on my to read list forever now… partially because it was all sold out the last few times I’d checked in the store. But they had a great big stack of it this time!
Which books have you been coveting?