I’ve had several book orders stuck in limbo for the past several days, fighting to get through the inevitable travel insanity brought on by the crazy weather in the south and east. Fortunately they’ve made it through unscathed, and I’ve got new books to keep me company on this long weekend!
First to arrive was Seth Steinzor’s To Join the Lost, an adaptation of Dante’s Inferno. I read the original in high school and thought it was really good if a bit unapproachable for the contemporary reader, so I’m interested to read Steinzor’s modernization. (Received from PaperBackSwap.)
Next came Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, a series of 12 short stories about a female detective who out-Sherlocks Mr. Holmes. Written by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, author of The Scarlet Pimpernel, one of my favorite books. I’m a little wary of reading short stories — they’re not my forte — but I love Orczy and the premise so much I’m willing to risk it. (Received from PaperBackSwap.)
My favorite new arrival is Mort, yet another book in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. I’m reading this one as part of the Reading Outside the Box challenge, and I’m excited to revisit Death, one of my favorite characters from this series. (Purchased new from Barnes & Noble.)
Lastly there’s The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, which I’ll be using as part of my CBT. Not really a thrilling acquisition, but certainly an important and valuable one.
Which book would you read first?