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text 2020-05-29 16:24
TBR Friday Library Reads: May 29, 2020

Last Friday in May! I hope you all are safe where you are right now. I haven't wanted to talk too much about what is happening in the US right now, but I am angry and sad. I am also sadly not shocked. Books have been helping and also having this place to go to and to interact with. 


Stay well.

 

-Blue

 

Borrow (6):

 

Cover image for Unnatural CausesCover image for After I'm GoneCover image for Chase Darkness with MeCover image for Meet Cute

Title details for Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King - Wait listCover image for Unexpected Stories

 

Hold (10):

 Cover image for Aru Shah and the Tree of WishesCover image for CastlesCover image for The World That We KnewCover image for Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Cover image for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanCover image for The Titan's CurseCover image for The Last BoyfriendCover image for The Scarecrow

 Cover image for The StrangerTitle details for One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson - Wait list


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  Cover image for Animal, Vegetable, MiracleCover image for The First Mistake

 

 
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text 2020-05-29 14:00
#FridayReads 5.29.2020
Survivor Song - Paul Tremblay
These Evil Things We Do: The Mick Garris Collection - Mick Garris
A Collection of Dreamscapes - Christina Sng
Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey

 

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text 2020-05-22 18:17
Friday reads - 22.05.2020
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo - Tom Reiss
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays - Oscar Wilde
Murder in the Mews: Four Cases of Hercule Poirot (Audio) - Agatha Christie,Nigel Hawthorne

Ever since the pandemic / quarantine situation has started, I´m even more of a mood reader than I usually am, craving a specific genre for a week or two and then all of a sudden, I´m craving another genre.

 

For the last two weeks I´ve been in the mood for reading classics. But now, after having reread Miss Buncle´s Book, I´m in the mood for re-reading another book. And yet, I´m still not entirely out of the classics phase and I have a slight urge to read fantasy as well. In a nutshell: my reading is all over the place.

 

Looking at my shelves, only The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings Trilogy fulfills all these criteria. And I´m a stickler for reading books in order, so The Hobbit is going to be one of the books I will be reading over the weekend.

 

I started The Black Count a couple of days ago and I´m slowly working my way through it, reading a chapter here and there. So far it´s incredibly fascinating to learn more about Alexandre Dumas family and how their story has influenced his writing. 

 

I plan on reading the last two plays by Oscar Wilde in The Importance of Being Earnest and other Stories collection. I already loved "The Importance of Being Earnest", "Lady Windermere´s fan" was a pretty strong play as well and yesterday I have read the play "Salomé", which I didn´t like at all. The two remaining plays are "A Woman of no Importance" and "An Ideal Husband".

 

And my audiobook at the moment is Murder on the Mews by Agatha Christie. This collection of Poirot short stories is not one of my favorites by her and I didn´t enjoy Nigel Hawthorne´s narration of the "Murder in the Mews" short story very much. Luckily the next story in the collection is narrated by Hugh Fraser.

 

Have a nice weekend everyone and happy reading :D

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text 2020-05-22 18:08
TBR Friday Library Reads: May 22, 2020

Had to make a change to a Hold because I already read the book in question. I always forget that if I make a hold from whenever that my library doesn't realize that and it just gets put on my list.

 

-Blue  

 

Borrow (7):

 

 Cover image for Animal, Vegetable, MiracleCover image for The First MistakeCover image for Unnatural CausesCover image for After I'm Gone

Cover image for Chase Darkness with MeCover image for Meet CuteTitle details for Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King - Wait list

 

Hold (8):

 Cover image for Aru Shah and the Tree of WishesCover image for CastlesCover image for Unexpected StoriesCover image for The World That We Knew

Cover image for Get a Life, Chloe BrownCover image for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanCover image for The Titan's CurseCover image for The Last Boyfriend

 


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Cover image for The Water DancerCover image for Ninth HouseCover image for The Next Always

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text 2020-05-22 17:24
#FridayReads - 5.22.2020
Lost in a Good Book - Jasper Fforde
Few Eggs and No Oranges: The Diaries of Vere Hodgson 1940-45 - Vere Hodgson,Jenny Hartley
Jane And Prudence (VMC) - Barbara Pym,Jilly Cooper

Currently reading:

 

Lost in a Good Book: I think that I am almost done with Lost in a Good Book, although because it's an omnibus edition, I can't be sure. Things seem to be heading towards a resolution. I expect to finish in an hour or so.

 

With respect to this series - I'm pretty sure that this is the last of the Thursday Next books that I'm going to read. While I like the idea behind the book, I feel like they are a little too aggressively high-concept for me and I find myself frustrated with them. I do plan to return the omnibus, but will keep it in the back of my mind in case I decide to read The Well of Lost Plots.

 

A Few Eggs and No Oranges: I didn't make a lot of progress with this one this week. I read September and October of 1940, which is right in the middle of the London Blitz.

 

Being in the middle of a pandemic where some Americans are throwing tantrums like spoiled children over having to wear masks into stores and other public places, this is fascinating reading. We would not survive the Blitz. "Conservatives" would be whingeing about "muh riiiiiigths" as they all got us killed by refusing to put up some damn curtains. 

 

Jane and Prudence: I decided that I needed a dose of Pym, so this is next up. I have the VMC edition in paperback and all I've read so far is the introduction by Jilly Cooper.

 

I do have a three day weekend coming up, so I'm definitely going to need to add at least one more book to the plans. I'm trying to settle on my next Christie reread. On my ATVL blog, I reposted a bunch of Heyer reviews for #Throwback Thursday, so I'm also considering diving into my Heyer digital collection and reading one of her regencies! I also have a digital copy of Tey's The Man in the Queue, which is in consideration.

 

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