Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday Thirteen 298: Recently Read

It seems only appropriate that my 300th Thursday Thirteen be about books, so here's a look at what I've been reading lately. As always, click on any cover to find out more about the book.















BOOK NOTES:

TOP ROW: The first two were read for a classics group. Though I have seen the movie many times, I had never read Breakfast at Tiffany's, and enjoyed reading the novella. This volume also contained three short stories. I just finished Madame Bovary. The heroine is quite complex, and I admit to getting a little emotional the last 50-70 pages. Arabella is a quarterly group read for a romance group at Goodreads. Really enjoyed this one!

SECOND ROW: Diane Mott Davidson was the July featured author for the Cozy Mysteries group, and also fit a food-related mini-challenge. These are the first two books in the series. I also decided to catch up with Gideon Oliver in July, plucking the fourth book in that series, Old Bones from Mount TBR.

THIRD ROW: The first two books are books 10 and 11 in Vicki Lewis Thompson's popular "Sons of Chance" series--I haven't yet laid hands on book 12. Sleeping With the Entity is a vampire romance and the first book in a new trilogy by an established romance author writing under a new name.

FOURTH ROW: The Demi-God Files contains three short stories in Riordan's "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. Only the Good... is book four in Ally Carter's "Gallagher Girls" series (have I mentioned how much I love these?). I fished Tall Dark & Dead out of Mount TBR after a friend in Sweden asked if I had read this series and if it was true Madison has a toilet paper museum (I hadn't, and we used to).

BOTTOM: Rock Point is a novella prequel for Neggers' Sharpe & Donovan series.



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15 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've never participated in Thursday Thirteen, but it looks like fun.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

CountryDew said...

Do you like the Davidson books? I've read a few of hers, picking up the series mid-stream. I have a friend who loves them.

colleen said...

One of my favorite books was called Bones of the Master about the spiritual journey of an old monk and a poet.

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: I've been participating in T13 for years. Some weeks it's harder than others to come up with a list or topic idea.

Heather said...

Hi Anita! These are the only two books in the series I've read so far, but I would definitely read more. Since Mount TBR is already overflowing, I won't be going out of my way to hunt them down, but if I happen across a few at the Library Used Book Sale, of at Half Price Books...I'd definitely consider buying them.

Heather said...

Colleen: Have never heard of that one, but it certainly is an interesting title. Thanks for visiting!

Paige Tyler said...

The cowboy ones and the vampire one look really good!

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Paige

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Heather said...

Paige: I had a feeling you might like the cowboys, and there are actually two vampire books. TT&D was more humorous than entity, but both were okay reads.

Scriptor Senex said...

A toilet paper museum! Now I just have to read that book.
I couldn't read Breakfast at Tiffany's. I've watched the film so many times (I'm in love with Audrey Hepburn but what man isn't?) and I couldn't bear for the book to be different in any way.
I hope you like Madamae Bovary as much as I did.
And congratulations on your 300th Thursday 13.

Hazel Ceej said...

Wish I could read Breakfast at Tiffany's - traditional book, not from an e-reader. Maybe one day....

Hazel

Chat Noir said...

Oh I love a post with a list of books so I can see what I'm missing...... thank you for these - there are quite a few I can add to my ever-increasing "to read" pile. A friend gave me book ends to enclose the pile in its new home on my mantelpiece, and they're getting further and further apart!!

Heather said...

Scriptor Sennex: Alas, the toilet paper museum is only mentioned in passing, and I honestly had no knowledge of it until my friend's question prompted me to do some research. The collection is now in a storage locker somewhere in Illinois.

Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite classic actresses, and while I think she was a good choice for the role of Holly Golightly, apparently Capote did not agree, and was appalled at some of the changes made. I wanted to watch the film again after reading the book, but my copy of it seems to have gone missing.

I did like Madame Bovary. The heroine (if you can actually call her that) was certainly a complex character. It has sparked a bit of a discussion in the group about personaly disorder, as well as how much environment influences character.

Heather said...

Hazel: I hope you are able to find a print copy of Breakfast at Tiffany's some day. Most copies seem to include some of his short stories as well. I also liked the last book he published, In Cold Blood.

Heather said...

Chat Noir: You're welcome! I am always happy to help others increase their TBR piles. No matter how much I read, my own Mount TBR never seems to get any smaller. ☺

colleen said...

Is chocolate the new arsenic? I like the play one words in Only the Good Spy Young.