The Lazy Reader claims to ski. She gets up and goes to the slopes, but secretly there is a novel in that backpack hiding under the goggles and mitts. After 10 runs, the lazy reader can be found curled up drinking tea and reading in the ski lounge.
The Hotlist is a list of upcoming bestsellers. You can take a look at it on the top of the Readers' Nooks stand at Riley, right beside the Lazy reader recommendations. Here are some holds to place now before the queue builds!
Alan Bradley has a new Flavia de Luce mystery called Speaking From Among the Bones. (Feb. 2013)
Tracy Chevalier, who wrote The Girl With the Pearl Earring, has written The Last Runaway about the Underground Railroad. (Jan. 2013)
Edward Rutherfurd, who writes big thick novels about the history of families over time in famous cities, has set his sights on Paris. (April 2013)
For non fiction, Anne Lamott has written Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, due in November 2012.
Michael Pollan, who wrote The Omnivore's Dilemma, is back in April 2013 with Cooked: Finding Ourselves in the Kitchen.
I'm also going to try Julia Sweeney's If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother about parenting, because I just finished Ali in Wonderland, and need another funny take on the balancing act of women.
Happy couch time!