Well I can't believe a whole month has passed since my last post about books read in March. Today we cover books read in April. Sarah at sarahdidit.blogspot.com hosts the bibliophile files once a month. It is a linky party and so much fun to see what folks have been reading. The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny was given to me by my sweet sister in law for my birthday. It is a murder mystery set in a remote monastery in Canada. The Monks sing Gregorian Chants in the earliest most pure form of the art. Then someone is murdered. The police have to conduct an investigation inside a monastery which has never had outsiders inside it's walls before. It was a good book and I enjoyed learning about Gregorian Chants.
I also read The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott. It is a story about a seamstress who gets a last minute position as a ladies maid to a famous dress designer about to set sail on the Titanic. The book is largely about the court cases which ensue after the sinking of the vessel. Very interesting.
I have had a busy month and not much book reading has been done. Thank goodness for audiobooks. I painted my living room while listening to Alexander McCall Smith's books. Made the job less boring.