Book Box and Book Review

So I FINALLY got the book box built and put in the front yard. Honestly, I would NEVER recommend doing it unless you're pretty great at making templates, building, caulking, and painting...oh and handy with power tools. That being said, I love how it turned out, LED light on the inside and all. We've stocked it ourselves with some books that we've read and quite a few children's books-even the deer like to come visit. 

I finished reading the Devil's Workshop a few weeks ago and I'd give it a 3.5. If you like murder mysteries, this would be a great read for you. This author's first book was called "The Yard," which I read at some point last year. This book serves as the sequel. It follows a group of Scotland Yard's detectives named "The Murder Squad" during the time of Jack the Ripper. The first book wasn't nearly as gorey and I'd say it was a bit better but this was definitely worth a few hours of reading. Let me know what you think!

I only have a few pages left to read of "The City of Falling Angels." The author might sound familiar-he also wrote "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." This is yet another work of non-fiction which follows him through his time spent in Venice over the years he lived there after the burning of the Fenice Opera House. Like his previous book, the writing is extremely descriptive of the characters and the city itself. I definitely want to go spend some time in Venice meandering through the alleys and touring around on the vaporettos.

I'm torn between which of the two of Berendt's books I've enjoyed more. I'm leaning towards the former because as a reader, you're more eager to find out if Jim Williams would be found guilty. With this book, you find yourself curious to see if they ever catch whoever it was who burned down the Fenice or find out if it was an accident but you get more wrapped up in writing about the city itself. I'd have to give this book a 4.75. Read it? Let me know what you think!! And if you're in Atlanta, come snag some books from the book box!

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