Monday, May 9, 2016

A Multitude Of Books...

Ok...is it a special gene that book lovers have? I have always loved books....in all of their real book shapes and real book forms and even in all of their magical Kindle libraries that I can carry with me everywhere! Carrying an entire library in my bag is what sold me on my Kindle!

I love smelling books...is that weird? I love and cherish hard bounds...but...I love and cherish my Kindles, too. I was the kid who couldn't go anywhere without at least one book...well maybe two. And on trips I had a stash of books that needed their own carry all. And along with the books I had notebooks filled with titles of future books that I needed to read with notes about them and notes about authors...I was book crazy!

I am still book crazy!

My parents were mystified by me but fed my reading addiction. I got at least one new Nancy Drew every Saturday!

Summery Sunday afternoons...this is how it went down...instant Lipton Iced Tea, a plate of Windmill cookies...maybe these are known just to Ohioans...and me on the glider on our enclosed front porch...sipping, nibbling and reading my day away!

And now...

Just a few new books from NetGalley and Edelweiss...aren't these covers just soooo lovely? I love when my books range from lovely to creepy!

Summaries from Amazon...

Aerie...

The stunning sequel to Maria Dahvana Headley’s critically acclaimed Magonia tells the story of one girl who must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes—and two versions of herself. I loved Magonia!

Three Dark Crowns...

Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen.

The Tea Planter's Wife...

#1 International bestselling novel set in 1920s Ceylon, about a young Englishwoman who marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences.

The Memory Of Lemon...

The author of The Cake Therapist returns with another sweet and emotional tale featuring Neely, the baker with a knack for finding exactly the right flavor for any occasion...I loved The Cake Therapist!

Progeny...

New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee brings a modern twist to an ancient mystery surrounding the most notorious female serial killer of all time. A fast-paced thriller for fans of Lee’s Books of Mortals series with Ted Dekker, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, and BBC America’s hit series Orphan Black.

The Wolf Road...

The Wolf Road is an intimate cat-and-mouse tale of revenge and redemption, played out against a vast, unforgiving landscape—told by an indomitable young heroine fighting to escape her past and rejoin humanity. OMG!

Okie Dokie!

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Hugs...

Patty

 

20 comments:

  1. I remember a weekly Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden book, too! You've got a great variety of titles this week. Enjoy!

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    1. I almost forgot about Trixie! I loved her!

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  2. My daughter and I smell books too! LOL That is a book-lover thing, for sure. A couple of your books look interesting to me, especially The Tea Planter's Wife.

    My reading list for the week is here: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/what-im-reading-may-9-2016.html

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    1. I guess book lovers are just a teensy bit odd?

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  3. I read everything on Kindle now so I can see the font (and turn pages) on my treadmill. But I SO miss going to bookstores and buying a stack of books to read. Yes, the smell of a new book is intoxicating!

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    1. Oh...I know what you mean and I rarely do that any more!

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  4. I love the smell of books too, and have always preferred hardcovers to paperback, but I now have two Kindles and love them both.

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    1. I think all book lovers must share this common book smelling trait!

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  5. I can totally relate! I had to carry armloads of library books home in a metal shopping cart (the kind you pull behind you and fold up-- I think only folks from city backgrounds know these) when I was a youngster and lived within walking distance of the library. My mom bought me a new hardcover Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Happy Hollisters, etc. depending on my age just about every week and then scolded me for "reading it too fast"!

    I love that you are so eclectic in your tastes. That way I can almost always find whatever I'm in the mood for when I visit your blog. Thanks, Patty!

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    1. Rita...you are more than welcome...I still have my older cousins first edition of Nancy Drew and another one called Cherry Ames...I read those books over and over and over again!

      I have seriously been working on developing more eclectic tastes and it's been fun!

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  6. Mmmm The Memory of Lemon sounds like a 'me' read. Yes love being surrounded by books too!

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    1. Did you read her first book? It was lovely!

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  7. That's so cool how you got a Nancy Drew every Saturday; how sweet. The Three Crowns book sounds really good.

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    1. Yep! Loved those Nancy Drews...I still have mine!

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  8. I take a book everywhere. I always have. And...Windmill cookies! Not an Ohio thing. I grew up with them in Chicago! Memories.

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    1. Annie! Do you remember that they look like windmills and tasted spicy?

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  9. I do love the smell of books! I remember the distinctive scent of books from the library...the smell seemed to surround me as I entered those four walls.

    Reading time for me was Ritz crackers and milk.

    I would have LOVED a new Nancy Drew every Saturday. I did get to go to the library, though. And then my newest best friend showed me her box of Nancy Drew books...and I was in heaven!

    I don't think new libraries have quite the same scent as the old one I visited...but I love that smell, too.

    My Kindle doesn't have a scent, exactly...but I love it, too!

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    1. I love that we all share these quirky bookish things! I could never be without my Kindle! Your Pippa and my nameless one!

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  10. Great list of books...The Planter's Wife looks really good.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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