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LadyLenneth, I heard that The Devotion of Suspect X is a really good mystery! I may add it to my wishlist - let me know what you think when you are done.
The two next books on my TBR pile are Murder at the National Cathedral which will be a nice little mystery for the holidays and The Anatomy of Ghosts which is my latest ER book and looks fascinating!
My husband has no call to chide me about book purchases. He's just as bad as I am. At the same time, we're both making great use of our public library.
This one IS much better than the other three. I think it's because she wrote the middle third from Jacob's point of view -- he's so witty and sardonic, while Bella is whiny and too self-sacrificing.
15: I too thought Breaking Dawn was the best book of the series. I think that book was really where the characters grew the most. It was nice to see that growth, especially as, like you said, Bella's character is rather whiny. lol
-Jude the Obscure
-The Jungle Book
-Le Morte d'Arthur
-A Game of Thrones
-The Year of the Flood (on audiobook while I knit, sew, or otherwise craft)
20: Use around all book titles to get them in blue. This way we can click on the titles to see more details about the book.
honeydew, what did you think of Rule's Bride? I found the two I've read of that trilogy rather annoying - too much great sex=true love, and particularly the woman going "oh, no, no, no, yes". I read it backward, so I still have the first one to read.
I'm in one of those annoying twitchy periods where I can't settle down with a book, so I have...let's see - 17 books in my Currently Reading list, though that includes ones that I started and _really_should_ get back to (a couple ER books, for instance!) but am not really reading now. I'm doing a lot of re-reading of comfort books, because I know I'll finish them.
Did manage to read (for the first time) James White's Double Contact - and was annoyed by it, he didn't manage his usual really alien aliens. Gender assumptions (every race will have male and female, female is smaller and more streamlined (assumption voiced by an insectoid!), male and female will have an exclusive pairbond) - with no one even questioning whether these things might apply to the weird new races they found. White is usually pretty good at presenting new and different cultures/body types/psychology, but this one just didn't work.
No idea what I'll be reading next. Maybe an early White...I want to dig into my TBR pile, but it's so big it's a pain to access (6 file-boxes of books!) and the aforementioned twitchy makes me nervous about trying for a brand-new book. Don't want _more_ on my CR list!
Next, I need to write the review for the ER book.
Question for you - do you put in books read from the library or borrowed or purchased and given to the library book sale right after reading? So far, I've only used LT as a record of what I own but that means I can't review those books.
#20 - Tess, don't worry. I'm laughing hysterically picturing an attempt to read Julius Ceasar and the Gulag Archipelago simultaneously. The only way I can read more than one book at a time is if one is non-fiction and one is fiction, and even then it's a struggle. I also cannot listen to music while I read, and I have to wait a few hours after finishing one book before I start the next one. Otherwise I get the characters all confused! I envy people who can multitask this way!
Enjoy your vacation!
Beauty is great!!
Chalice is wonderful!
Sunshine is excellent, but remember that Con is "not pretty" at all!
(I just checked & you don't have Blue Sword listed!!! and no copies on BM or PBS!!! and I just checked my shelf & my personal copy is missing!! YIKES!!)
The stories in Imaginary Lands are also very good & easy for short reading spurts.
I hope this helps!!
**back to lurking**
To take its place on the reading list is Otis Spofford - I'm trying to work my way through Cleary's bibliography (the ones I didn't read when I was a kid!).
At the moment I'm reading (mostly re-reading) Christmassy books. I've got several Miss Read books with Christmas chapters, the opening chapters of Little Women, A Christmas Carol - I've got a lovely audio version of that - and various Christmas anthologies. I keep books in various places around the house so I've always got something to hand at short notice! This year I've started a Christmas Reading collection so in future I shall be able to find something Christmassy easily when I need it.
ETA: touchstone for Miss Read won't load - for those who don't know her she has written two series of books set in the villages of Thrush Green and Fairacre, in the picturesque English countryside, starting in the late 1950s. They're very 'gentle' and comfortable, on the whole.
>40 VivienneR: - VivienneR, this one just went on my wishlist along with the other Kate Atkinson, Behind the scenes at the museum. Nice to have somethig picked out to spend my gift cards on! Now I just have to wait for the SantaThing box to arrive, so I don't duplicate anything.
So many books!
Normally I really like to be surprised, but it occurred to me belatedly that I would have to remove anything from Santathing from my regular wishlist, to prevent potentially getting it twice.
I only briefly skimmed the titles. My Santa didn't pick from my working wishlist so to stay a little bit surprised I didn't click through to find out more about them. It will still be enough of a surprise, I suppose, but now I can relax about duplicates.
I just finished The Lace Reader and liked it a lot. I'm actively reading 5 other books right now, so we'll see which one captures my interest enough to stick with it.
You speak blasphemy!!!
just use another browser!!
or use a private session or proxy....
"there are ways to get that information... mmmwaaahhh!!!"
(I think you'll like the books. I checked for you.
One is very dark... black & grey & shadowy.
One has stripes.
and one is very pretty!!
I think you'll be very happy!)
Now I am getting more curious. But I cannot, I should not, I will not.
Edited to add: I probably will have to sit on hands and abandon computer.
Just think of the great fun of opening the box!!
You can survive the suspense!! You are strong!!
Be Strong !!!
Don't Listen to those GRINCHES who would ruin your SantaThing!!!!
**again, sorry for yelling! I know this is a quieter LT**
#55 Thanks for the strength and encouragement. #54 Makes me want to peek - unusual books? I hope my package comes today or tomorrow but, if it doesn't I will peek on Christmas day.
I'm also reading the Roselynde series of historical romances by Roberta Gellis - fun. I like the period - the first two are in Richard the Lionheart's reign, the third is in John's reign...and I'm missing the fourth so I can't read the fifth and sixth. But on that same trip to the library, I found they had the 1.5-th book - one written later and not in the main chronology, but set between the first and second book. It's not wonderful (not bad, but not as good as the mainline books), but it's another bit of the story. The best thing about Gellis's books is that the history part is quite reasonably accurate (OK, she makes up events that are pivotal to her characters, and sometimes bends historical characters to fit - but the events that are known happen the way they did in history), and the settings - clothes, foods, attitudes, buildings, etc are true to the time. The romances are fun, but there have been other fun romances that were spoiled by my constantly having to say "Noooo! It couldn't have been that way...(a medieval woman _knows_ how to ride, it's not optional. There are no carriages with crests on the doors in the 1100s. A lord does not fall in love with a serf's daughter! Not!). Gellis doesn't do that to me. The books are Roselynde, Alinor, Joanna, etc.
Just finished Fire Graceling by Kristin Cashore, which I thought was even lovelier and more powerful than Graceling. It reminded me a bit of To Ride Hell's Chasm in tone although it's not quite as dark.
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