May 24, 2011

Armchair BEA 2011: Day Two

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What 2011 books have been your favorites? What are you looking to forward to most? 

For myself, 2011 has been an interesting year, I try to read a variety of old and new books. Most of the time I have no idea what is coming out! I guess I don't have my finger on the pulse of the publishing world. Just print it and I'll read it.


I did read a couple of good 2011 releases though. The Paris Wife by Paula McClain (audiobook), a fictional look at Hemingway's first wife Hadley and the years they spent in Paris. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley (audiobook) is the third Flavia DeLuce mystery. I haven't put up the reviews for either because I'm waiting for Audiobook Week. Susan Juby's Home to Woefield was a definite favorite.  The Sherlockian came out in Decemeber but I read it this year so close enough.

I'm really looking forward to Bossypants by Tina Fey and The Map of Time by Felix J Palma. I've heard good things about Tina's book. I'm dying to read it. The Map of Time sounds intriguing, H.G. Wells investigates an incident of supposed time travel. Sounds completely plausible. heh.

While perusing the Book Expo America Showcase I found this two that I might be interested in, Norah by Cynthia G Neale and Daughters of Isis by June White. NetGalley is featuring Spellbound, I love the cover. From the Book@BEA (Edelweiss) site, Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny looks interesting, as does juvenile title The Pirate's Daughter by Eve Bunting and non-fiction Courage and Croissants by the Saxe-Roux's.

So how about you? What are you looking forward to reading?


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20 comments :

  1. Like you , I don't really keep track of new releases. In fact, I'm always (happily) surprised when I find a new release by a favorite author in the bookshop.
    Have a fun BEA!

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  2. Great choices! I really want to read A Paris Wife and the third Flavia book. I gave Red Herring to my mother for mother's day and can't wait to read it.

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  3. I keep seeing The Sherlockian being mentioned several places, plus people at the library where I work keep checking out the book so that must be a sign. Unfortunately, I still want to catch up the original Sherlock Holmes first.

    My wife read Bossypants and loved it, but I didn't have, make time to read it. Thanks for still keeping it in my mind anyway.

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  4. I am waiting patiently (at least trying to) for Michael Kortya's The Ridge. I loved So Cold the River and The Cypress House, and I am excited to see what he does with this third book.

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  5. I want to read The Paris Wife (I even have it on the shelf) and The Sherlockian.

    I am terrible about keeping tabs on what is coming out. I usually only know because I've heard about it from another blogger!

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  6. I still need (want) to read the second Flavia book. In 2009 I decided to step away reviewing for publishers and publicists. I felt like I was losing my focus and drifting from my mission statement of sharing the joys of reading. Call it taking a librarian's approach to blogging. Come see what I mean.

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  7. I have heard very good things about The Paris Wife, will look forward to your review. And SO want to read Bossypants!

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  8. I really never know what's new and cool in the book world, but I feel like you can't ever really know how good a book is until it's been out a while anyway! I am also looking forward to Tina Fey's book, since you just reminded me that it exists hehe!

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  9. I'm reading The Map of Time right now - and it's sooooooooo good!

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  10. i keep seeing reviews of Bossypants, and while it isn't a book i'd normally pick up, i might have to give it a try.

    you have such an interesting mix of books. it makes my head hurt a little (in a good way, of course). :)

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  11. Nice selection of best books. I want to read A Red Herring without Mustard. I've seen Bossypants on alot of list today. I take Tina Fey's book must be pretty good. Have a great week at BEA. Glad to have found your blog and I plan to stay connected.

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  12. I haven't seen a bad review for Bossypants, so I'm curious about that one, too. I think Tina Fey is hilarious. :)
    kathy from Read This Instead

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  13. Definitely read Bossypants! Like I said on my blog, you should listen to it if you get a chance. She's way funny!!

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  14. I really, really want to read Bossypants. I've heard really good things about it!

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  15. I really want to read BossyPants, too! And I've got a book on my TBR pile by my friend Jessica Speart called WINGED OBSESSION about butterfly smuggling. She actually went undercover for this.

    Best book so far this year? EMILY, ALONE by Stewart O'Nan. Anything by O'Nan is wonderful, but this story about the life of an 80 year old woman is a simple one, but so incredibly remarkable.

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  16. Thanks for visiting Book Strings! I'm waiting for The Map of Time as well. Happy ABEA and Reading :)

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  17. I keep bumping into The Paris Wife while browsing - great to hear you enjoyed it so much. I am behind in the Flavia series!

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  18. Hi! New follower--Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Wow--I love the variety of books you read!!!

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  19. Home to Woefield is definitely my #1 for the year, so far, although I have a lot of "favorites". I just added The Map of Time to my wish list. Thanks for mentioning it. I've seen the cover and just ignored the book, since I'm not in acquisition mode and am trying very hard to shut off my "IwantIwantIwant" side. Apparently, it's working a bit because the cover is pretty awesome.

    There's no particular book I'm dying to read, apart from Lost in Shangri-La. I should probably just go ahead and read it. I do have a copy, after all.

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  20. I'm pretty much excited to check out The Map of Time as well! It looks good so far and I can't help but check it out!

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