Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Library Loot and Waiting on Wednesday

Hosted by Eva at A Stripped Armchair and Marg at Reading Adventures.
We share what we each picked up at the library during the week.

I picked up some great books this past week!!

The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine
** There has been a lot of press on this book because of the important subject matter- child prostitution in India. I was first made aware of it from Wendy's Mailbox Monday post which can be seen here at Caribou's Mom. Then after reading Lisa's wonderful review on Books on the Brain, I knew that this was a book I had to read.

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
**I was listening to an interview of the author on a podcast of Book Lust and really enjoyed hearing her talk about the research she did for this book. I read March and liked it a lot so when I stumbled on this the other day I decided to read it!

Secrets She Left Behind by Diane Chamberlain
** I can't remember where I first heard about this book but I thought the blurb from the back really packed a punch: One afternoon, single mother Sara Weston says she's going to the store--and never returns. In her absence, she leaves her teenage son alone with his damaged past and a legacy of secrets.

The Collected Stories by Amy Hempel
** Now I know that I didn't come across this book on my own but for some reason I never marked where I first saw if it was you let me know so I can pass the blame to you!!!

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
** As I was looking this one up in my Goodreads account I once again can't believe that I didn't list the blogger buddy who first lead me to want to read this one!! I've seen it so many places that I'm just going to blame all of you!!!

To Read List Total today 7/15/2009: 805
Last Week's To Read List total 7/08/2009: 801
Books Read in 2009 to date: 99
Number of Books Checked out from the library:25
Book Blogger Buddies Recommendations TBR List: 185 last week 195 this week


Waiting on Wednesday
is hosted by
Jill over at Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: August 25, 2009
I absolutely LOVE this series and can not wait until this one is released. This is paranormal romance at its finest!!!!

He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac’s every thought—and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V’lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister’s diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac’s greatest enemy delivers a final challenge...

It’s an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth—about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew.

What book are you waiting for?


  1. 99 books for the year already?!! Oooh, is it bad to admit I'm a wee tad envious?

    And just a guess...Eva might be to blame for the Amy Hempel book...I know she was to blame for me buying a collection of her stories!

  2. Wowwwwwwww...great list there...."secrets she left behind" sounds reallllllllly good! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. I am with you -- can not wait for Dreamfever to come out. I love this series but was disappointed in the last book, it felt like a bridge book -- lots of info to get the reader ready for the next book.

  4. Going to put Secrets She Left Behind on my want to read list. Great loot this week.

  5. You did pick up some great books this week. I hope to read The Blue Notebook soon. I really want to get my hands on a copy of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.

  6. I've read Year of Wonders and Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and enjoyed them both very much. I have The Blue Notebook on my TBR pile and will be reading it very soon. Not looking forward to it because of the subject matter but I've heard it's a very good book. Secrets She Left Behind sounds intriguing.

  7. The Blue Notebook is on my list, too. I heard about it in the same places you did, and it sounds like a great read!

  8. Great loot there :D
    I am listening to Moonings first book at the moment, it's taking awhile

  9. Ahhhhhhhh, I made it safely through another week. I would love to read Secrets She Left Behind. It sounds so good. Happy REading STaci.

  10. I like the sound of Secrets She Left Behind. Nice loot :)

  11. i'll be looking forward to your review of 'two years, no rain'. i also reviewed it for TLC and am eager to see what others thought (i was the first or second reviewer, i think.)

  12. Great loot! I'll be adding your entire list to my tbr pile! I expect to get those sometime next year!

  13. Secrets She Left Behind sounds great. I will be waiting for your review!

    99 books for the year is wonderful! I am ahead for the year too, but I am only at 77.

  14. Year Of Wonders is an incredible book! A little disturbing, yes, but utterly fascinating. I read it last fall and I'm still thinking about it! Enjoy :)

  15. I LOVED Blue Notebook and Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Hope u do too!

  16. You've got some good ones there, Staci! I really want to read The Blue Notebook and Year of Wonders too. The others sound good too.

  17. Glad I could tempt you with a book, Staci :) You know, I still haven't read that one! *makes note to self to get on it*

  18. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Blue Notebook. It's on my shelf, and I'll be reading it soon.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  19. I have Year of Wonders and Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and am looking forward to both.

  20. I read Year of Wonders years ago and loved it! I hope you enjoy it.

  21. You are the second person recently to remind me that I desperately want to read YEAR OF WONDERS...

  22. Great loot! I only know Year of Wonders and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and I loved them both. Enjoy!

  23. I read Year of Wonders awhile ago and enjoyed it. It wasn't my favorite read but it was definitely interesting. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it :)

  24. This looks like a good one. Will have to put it on my wishlist.


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