My Finds

My wish list is long. It’s actually pretty long – it contains over 110 books! But what can I do about it? When I visit your book blogs, I always end up adding books to my wish list. I also find books on Library Thing and Goodreads. But it’s not my fault! There are just too many books out there that just sound amazing and I want to have them all (I know it’s not possible). I am always interested in finding new and engaging books, and yesterday, while I was browsing through Goodreads, I found some really great books! And I just thought I would share with you. Here are my finds: 

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn: I love novels about authors, and I am really interested in this one, as it deals with the life of such a talented poet! 

Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson: This is a powerful novel about the unusual and strong friendship between two women, set in Sweden. I liked the sound of this story and I have heard good things about this book! 

The Observations by Jane Harris: This is a novel about an Irish maid that arrives at a Scottish estate only to discover that the owners have many disturbing secrets and skeletons in the closet. I like a good story full of dark secrets and hidden pasts. 

Why Shoot a Butler by Georgette Heyer: I have never read any Georgette Heyer books, but this one just sounded great. The book is about an English country – house murder where the butler is the victim. 

The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie: Finally, I have found this book while looking for Hercule Poirot mysteries. I haven’t read this one yet, so I really want to, because I just love Agatha Christie’s Poirot novels! 

I’m relatively new to Goodreads and I didn’t know about their swap program. I just found out about it and thus, I purchased some of the above-mentioned books. I can’t wait to read them! 

So what did you find this week?

Three Books And A Thank You

There are so many great books out there and I want to read so many right now, but unfortunately, I can’t purchase them all. It’s hard to decide what to read next, when there are so many wonderful books out there just waiting to be picked up. Still, I finally managed to order three books from Amazon. As I said, it wasn’t easy to decide which books to order, especially since I follow so many awesome book blogs where I find such great reading recommendations. I am always happy to find new interesting books to add to my reading list. I must say that I really enjoy visiting other book blogs as I am eager to find out what other book lovers are reading and recommending.

As you all know, I have just started blogging, so I am still new to this whole blogging world! Still, in this short time, I have discovered so many great book blogs and I’ve “met” a lot of nice people! I’m so happy to be part of this warm and loving book blogging community! That’s why I would like to take the time and thank you all for your kind and encouraging words! Thank you so much for your warm welcome and for being such a supportive group! A special thank you goes out to Sandy from You’ve Gotta Read This. Sandy is such a wonderful person! A few days ago, I stumbled upon her lovely blog and left her a comment. Shortly afterwards, she visited my blog and offered to write about me on her blog and thus introduce me to other book lovers out there! I just couldn’t believe how nice she was. She didn’t even know me, but still, she offered to do this for me. That’s when I realized how friendly and special this whole book blogging community is!

I would also like to thank Darlene, Jemima  and Nymeth! You have actually been the first to visit my blog and since then, you have always come back and have left me such nice comments! On your account, I was able to discover other great book blogs, so thank you very much!

Now, let’s get back to the books I’ve ordered:

1) The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry  
2) Villette by Charlotte Bronte  
3) The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan  

I discovered the last one when I was checking out Vivienne’s Blog and I can’t wait to read the book, since it sounds so interesting! Unfortunately, I’ll have to be patient and wait, since Amazon will only ship the books on the 24th of August. Until then, I’ll have to read something else. So I decided to give E-books a chance. I’ve never read any E-books before, simply because I prefer to read real books. I just love the smell and the feel of paper and I like to collect books. I suppose I just have to give it a try! Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? However, I don’t intend to read any long E-books. I’m planning to read some short pieces and decided to read some works by Virginia Woolf, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and Henry James. I’ve chosen some short stories and novellas, so I am really curious to see if I like them! I will start my E-book experience tomorrow and I will talk about it soon!