What's new this week? Bees. Bees everywhere. Also, some not so inspiring words of wisdom - my favorite kind - from Lemony Snicket, and a debut I'm excited about.
The Murmur of Bees, Sofia Segovia
This pick was, of course, inspired by the news story this past week about a woman who had four bees living in her eyes. IN HER EYES! The Murmur of Bees sounds less horrifying. Sofia Segovia is a prominent Mexican author, this is the first of her novels to be translated into English. Set during the Mexican Revolution and the flu outbreak of 1918, Murmur of Bees tells the story of a mysterious child who changes the course of his adopted family's history. So why the bees? Well, the boy is found as a baby under a bridge, abandoned. Probably because he is covered by bees. Superstitious folks assumed he was cursed and kept steppin'. One family took a chance and brought him into their home. Now, the boy and his swarm of bees protect the family from threats, both human and natural.
Read Something Else, Lemony Snicket
I love Lemony Snicket; he is a delight. Read Something Else is a collection of wit and tidbits of wisdom collected from the author's favorite works, notes and unpublished works. Embellished with illustrations, fan art, and filigree, this book is sure to be an inspiration to none. And that's what I love about Lemony Snicket. He's the best.
Miracle Creek, Angie Kim
This was my book of the month selection for April and I'm pretty excited about it. I love a good mystery, medical experimentation gone wrong, court room and family drama. This debut is all of those things. I hope to get to read it soon. I'm way behind on my BOTM selections.
Angie Kim draws on her real-life experiences as an immigrant from Korea, lawyer, and mother of a child who was an experimental patient. I can't wait to read this book. Look for a debut blog sometime this summer of fall because I am the worst.
Update on everyone's favorite Jimmy Pat.
He has a new book coming out this week. Again. He currently has four books in the new release section of the library. So, remember way back in January and February when I said he was slacking? He's making up for it now.
And that's all for this week. You guys, I have to books to get formatted and ready to go. We have two releases in early May that we're super excited about!