Monday, September 29, 2014

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? September 29 Edition

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

Very excited about this title. It's on tour with Italy Book Tours from Nov 17 to Dec 5. Watch out for a giveaway during the tour.

Botticelli's Bastard by Stephen Maitland-Lewis

Art restorer Giovanni Fabrizzi is haunted by an unsigned renaissance portrait. Obsessed to learn the truth of its origin, he becomes increasingly convinced the painting could be the work of one of history’s greatest artists, which if true, would catapult its value to the stratosphere. But in learning of the painting’s past, he is faced with a dilemma. 

He believes the portrait was stolen during the greatest art heist in history—the Nazi plunder of European artwork. If true and a surviving relative of the painting’s rightful owner were still alive, Giovanni, in all good conscience, would have to give up the potential masterpiece. His obsession with the portrait puts a strain on his new marriage, and his son thinks his father has lost his mind for believing an unremarkable, unsigned painting could be worth anyone’s attention. Regardless, Giovanni persists in his quest of discovery and exposes far more truth than he ever wanted to know.

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. This is where we keep track of what we are currently reading and plan to read.  The kidlit version is hosted by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.

Not much reading done this week. I revamped my office! It needed a make-over.

Posted this past week:

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Whiny Whiny Rhino by McBoop (Watch for my review this week)

Up Next:

I have a list of books I need to read for October. Not sure where to start. Hope you are all having a great start to your reading week.

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