ReadFinished Reading: The Passover Anthology by Philip Goodman

This seven-volume series is the perfect gift for home and synagogue libraries. This treasure, considered one of the most outstanding series covering the history and celebration of the Jewish holidays, includes selections from prose, poetry, and Scripture. Special sections with songs, recipes, and children’s stories complete each volume.

ReadFinished Reading: Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ancestors of Avalon (Avalon #5) by Diana L. Paxson

Marion Zimmer Bradley’s beloved Avalon saga continues with the dramatic story of the ancestors of Avalon, from their life on the doomed island of Atlantis to their escape to the mist-shrouded isle of Britain.

I’m reading this series in chronological order, with the exception of the apparently first book in the chronology, “The Fall of Atlantis”, which I just found and have added to my wishlist.

I’ve always loved “The Mists of Avalon”, and I’ve read some of the other books in the Avalon series, but never in chronological order. So this should be fun.

ReadReading: Sword of Avalon (Avalon #7) by Diana L. Paxson

Fiery visions, a lost king, and a forthcoming destiny.

A boy raised in secret after traitors kill his parents returns to Avalon faced with a formidable task: to prove his worth as a son of the kings and priestesses of his land and lead his followers to victory, wielding the newly-forged sword Excalibur.

ReadFinished Reading: Sandworms of Dune (Dune #8) by Brian Herbert

At the end of Frank Herbert’s final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune’s past–including Paul Muad’Dib and Lady Jessica–to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.

Based directly on Frank Herbert’s final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert’s Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader.