Saturday, January 14, 2012

Old and new books and music

2 years ago Cheri and I attended a convention in Montreal. We took a dinner boat 
ride on the first day and viewed the city from St. Lawrence River. Days following we visited the old and the modern, polished and rustic, Montreal. 
Today from the library, I carried home 3 books:
Perlmann’s Silence by Pascal Mercier
A Man of Parts by David Lodge
Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff
and 4 music CD’s
Han-Na Chang-Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto
Hilary Hahn-Higdon’s and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concertos
Anne-Sophie Mutter-Brahms Violinkonzert & Schumann Fantasie
Bella Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer-The Melody of Rhythm, Triple Concerto and Music for Trio

I finished Heist Society by Ally Carter. Kat,15, and her co-conspirators, all teenagers, have to retrieve 5 priceless paintings stolen from a mobster and save her father who was the main suspect. The story flows with suspense, short digressions and flashbacks. Enjoyable up to the last sentence.


Alyce said...

That looks like so much fun, and the music and books look great too!

Louise said...

I lived in a Canada for a couple of years, but never got to Montreal. I'd like to fix that one day. Nice to see your photos.