On my nightstand right now

On my nightstand right now – or rather on the floor – and either being read or waiting for their turn are:

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. This first novel is set in San Francisco in a mysterious 24-hour bookstore that has almost no paying customers and shelves of shelves of books new bookstore clerk Clay is not supposed to read. Of course it doesn’t take long until Clay gets curious and tries to find out what is going on. And the best thing about the book on my nightstand? The cover glows in the dark!

The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars by Maurice Dekobra. Published in 1927 it is supposedly one of the first influential spy novels of the 20th century and a huge bestseller in its time. What attracted me to this book was not only the idea of intrigue and espionage in the 1920s but also the fact that the action takes place on the glamorous Orient Express.

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman. This is actually not a good book to have on your nightstand because looking through it will make you want to get up and try out one of the many mouth-watering recipes.  (Also available as an  e-book.)

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