It’s not that I’ve quit blogging or reading, it’s that I haven’t found time to blog about what I’m reading…and make it sound sensical! Some of the books I’ve read lately have come from the WATC Library’s Rotating Collection. No, that doesn’t mean the books turn slowly on the shelf! It means our State Library System is generous to supply academic libraries with current books–fiction and non-fiction and audio-books that they “rotate” out every quarter. It’s always like Christmas presents when they show up because the titles are surprises to us.
One of the best ones I read was Bone Rattler by Eliot Pattison: set in the Revolutionary War period, the story is about a murder on a convict ship bound for the New World with evil signs left at the scene that include two piles of tiny bones, a feather, a claw, eye, and a heart. The depth of the plot comes from the past of a Scottish clan and the power oath bestowed on the young Duncan by his friend before the friend dives into the ocean to his death. It continues when Duncan is indentured to an aristocratic family with terrible secrets that are linked to the ship, and rushes frenetically into the violent wilderness that awaits any who trespass there. It’s a tale that focuses on much more than the initial murder so the reader feels they are dropped down in this wilderness where adventure is too light of a word to describe the action. It’s literally a scary-to-the-depths kind of story! Come check it out today!