Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thursday Thirteen 243: Recently Read

Yes, I know it's hard to believe, but I have whipped through another thirteen books since my last book post. That's 28 books towards my goal of 100, including two more classics. As always, click any cover to find out more about the book.


* The Wendy Roberts "Ghost Dusters" series has been on my TBR shelf a year or two, and I'm glad I finally got round to them. If nothing else, the heroine has a unique occupation. I just wish there were more in the series!

* Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte was a March group read for TNBBC at GoodReads. Greatly enjoyed this one, and it has me interested in reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall now.

* A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott is not the type of story usually attributed to her, but that of a stalker and the young girl who becomes the object of his obsession. Different from what one expects of Alcott, but good.

* Lawful Engagement is one started several years back and misplaced while moving stuff around—which is quite unusual for Miss Organization that I am. It was book three of a trilogy, so glad I finally finished it.

* Collins and Alt: More catch-up on series by favorite authors. Dirty Rotten Tendrils is book ten in the "Flower Shop" mystery series by Collins. The three by Alt are books 4-6 of her "Bewitching" series. Only two more to catch up on in both series!

* Ellery Adams: Books one and two of the "Books by the Bay" series. Now to get my hands on book three, which only recently hit shelves.

* I Love bad Boys by Lori Foster et al was read for a GR group mini-challenge, to read the 29th book on our TBR shelf. As it turns out, I had actually read the first novella and started the second but never finished. And, though I love Miss Foster's books, I liked the other two stories in this anthology better.

Your turn: What are you reading these days?

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Alice Audrey said...

When I finally have time to do more than get by, I should read instead of playing games. Not that I could catch up with you even then.

colleen said...

You must be a speed reader! I had never heard of any of Louisa May Alcott's book other than Little Woman. No time to read anything other than magazines, anthologies of online news these days.

Heather said...

Alice: Believe me, there are some nights I get sucked into endless rounds of Spider. I try to spend more weekend free time with a book instead of watching TV, too. It helps not having cable.

Heather said...

Colleen: Not that fast a reader, though I have been averaging about two books a week. Well, most weeks. There are some books that demand more time, no matter how good they are.

According to notes in Fatal Love Chase, Alcott apparently wrote a lot of short stories and novel-length stories for magazines or on demand for publishers. This one was written on request over two months for a "Boston publisher of pulp fiction," but the publisher turned it down, citing it as "too sensational."

It was put away, and after her death was mislabeled as a draft of another story. It was not unearthed again until 1993 and published by Dell in 1995.

CountryDew said...

I'm reading a local author book at the moment, called Forty Thorns. It's a memoir about her Turkish mother in law.

I envy your reading speed!

Heather said...

Hi Anita! I have a local author planned next, Twin Killing by Marshall Cook. It is book three of a series. Hoping to start that one Friday!

The Gal Herself said...

I have never read anything by Louisa May Alcott except, of course, Little Women. Thanks for broadening my horizons!

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Great, a couple more I need to add to my astronimical number of books in my TBR pile. :D

My TT:

Anonymous said...

Some of those sound fun!


My TT is at

Rekaya Gibson said...

You rock! Congratulations and thank you for sharing.

The Food Temptress

Shelley Munro said...

I have Killer Plot sitting on the pile beside my bed :)

Forgetfulone said...

I love to read! That last one sounds really cute.

Anonymous said...

That is really fast! I marvel at your reading speed. Would like to read LM Alcott's book on your list.

Anonymous said...

my goodness anonymous. it's me - Hazel from T13. (computer's acting up)

Heather said...

Gal Herself: I don't think I'd read anything by Alcott besides Little Women prior to this.

Jacee: Hehe...always happy to help someone increase their TBR pile. ; )

Heather said...

Rekaya: LOL...thank you!

Shelley: Cool! I hope you enjoy it!

Heather said...

Forgetfulone: Obviously, I love to read, too. LOL The stories in the last one were pretty fun. It's an older book, but still available through some libraries and book sellers.

Heather said...

Forgetfulone: Obviously, I love to read, too. LOL The stories in the last one were pretty fun. It's an older book, but still available through some libraries and book sellers.