I finished Scotti's Basilica yesterday and really enjoyed it. It's all about the building of St. Peter's in Rome, which took a century to complete. It details the intrigue with various popes and architects, including Michelangelo. Really good stuff and very readable
Now, I'm beginning to dive into the books I brought home from the trade show last month, so look out! Here come the reviews! Yesterday, I read Velocity by Alan Jacobson, which is sequel to his book Crush, a book I got at least year's event. He left a huge cliffhanger in that book with a major character still missing, so I was really excited to get this one and find out what happened! It was a nice, quick, satisfying thriller set in Napa. I know the area pretty well, so that was fun. I don't think I'd pay $25.99 for it, since I read it in a day, but since I didn't pay for it, I loved being able to lose myself in it.
I just started Steve Martin's new book An Object of Beauty, which seems like it'll have a similar feel to his Shopgirl. It's a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the New York art scene. I'm only a few chapters in and am really enjoying it. Steve Martin is a terrific writer, so I'm looking forward to really getting into it. I also got a copy of his children's book Late For School, which apparently comes with a CD of him singing the book's text as a song. It's very cute.