I love surprises and I love to read a wide variety of things especially if they are over 300 pages and beautifully written. The past attracts me like a magnet that I can't resist, notably the dark and tragic stories of the kind that the Russians excel in. To me the greatest mystery is people, and so I love psychological suspense and books with hidden puzzles or plots. I also enjoy wry, tongue in cheek humor of the Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) variety, and like to read my favorite parts out loud. Because I'm a big music fan, I am always looking for biographies and memoirs about musicians. I recently read Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s by Tom Doyle.
Old favorites include Dickens, Dostoevsky, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood and Henning Mankell. Right now I am on a Boris Akunin kick and am enjoying my visit to Imperial Russia. Ask me for books with a strong sense of place and where the characters seem to leap off the page. I look forward to talking books with you.
Just finished A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
I am listening to everything that I can find by the Moody Blues in anticipation of seeing them in concert. I have loved their music since the very begining and can't wait to hear them 'live'.
Just watched The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch about Alan Turing, who broke the code for the German Enigma machine during WWII. For more information about this amazing mathmetician, click here Alan Turing.
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