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Reviews! As the title implies, this is all about
sharing the books you're adding to your shelves, be
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This week's haul!
Book Received for Review
(from the publisher)
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Literary Fiction, Magic Realism,
Southern Fiction, Spirituality
I am in love, enchanted, totally enthralled....
I have just started reading this novel,
and love it already! The writing can only
be described as exquisite, poetic, luminous.
It concerns a young boy who is
extraordinarily sensitive to sounds, while
remaining mute himself.
This is a must read for anyone who,
like me, loves the magic and wonder of
words and the imagination!
Trade Paperback, 368 pages
This is book 4 in the Nine Kingdoms series.
I'm slowly collecting them, so I can hopefully
start from the first one.
In this installment, Sarah seeks the
help of Ruithneadh to thwart her own
brother's evil plans.
Sure sounds exciting!!
Simon Armitage, translator
Hardcover, 198 pages
I've always been a great fan of the tales of
King Arthur! This is a late 14th-century
Middle English story, done in a verse translation
by Simon Armitage.
The immortal J.R.R. Tolkien
has also done a translation of the tale,
which I must certainly acquire, too!
Hardcover, 334 pages
This is an expanded version of Jordan's
novella, from his "Wheel of Time" series, and
deals with a prophecy of a child born
to change the world, and the efforts to prevent
the forces of the Shadow from killing him.
I found this one at a bargain price
($4.99 plus tax) at a Walgreen's Pharmacy
here in Miami, so I couldn't pass it up!
Hardcover, 311 pages
Mystery, Historical Fiction,
Young Adult Fiction
I've been a lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan,
so when I saw this book featured on
the blog Alluring Reads, well, I simply had
to own it! I love the idea of Holmes
as a teen, using his remarkable sleuthing skills
even then. Here he's on break from
boarding school, investigating the mysterious
deaths of two local people
in the county of Hampshire, England....
Oh, I am ecstatic!!
Hardcover, 414 pages
Travel, True Crime, Art, Architecture,
This was another bargain find, again
at $4.99 plus tax! While this is not
my usual type of read, I do love art and
architecture, so I bought it. Besides, I had heard
of Berendt's success with his first book,
and decided to try this one.
The 'plot' concerns the burning down of
the Fenice Opera House in Venice, Italy,
and Berendt's subsequent
investigations into the probable cause.
So what do you think of my haul?
What interesting books
did you stack your
shelves with this week?