May 27, 2012

Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Future Books

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Not very lazy this weekend, I’m afraid. It seems as if everything happens all at the same time and I have to be in two places at once. So, while I’m “here” I’m also somewhere else. Maybe you can read a few books for me today. Winking smile

And as if I don’t have enough books to read now…I made the mistake of looking for new books on Netgalley and Chapters-Indigo. Did you know Carlos Ruiz Zafon has a new book? The Prisoner of Heaven, a sequel to The Shadow of the Wind? I didn’t. And now I do and I must have it. It’s not the only future release that I want to get my hands on. Sourcebooks is publishing Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson. This isn’t a new book, but their version has this gorgeous cover.

I added them to my Want list but I wasn’t satisfied with just lusting after unobtainable (for now) books. I added a couple of books to my Kobo this week. I bought the novella The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan, a romance. I figured since it was short it didn’t really count as a full book. Then I fell for the reviews of a NYRB: Irretrievable by Theodor Fontane. It just sounded so good. And, with the excuse that I need to review public domain books too, I looked through Project Gutenberg and downloaded Baddeck, and That Sort of Thing by Charles Dudley Warner. It’s another travel journal but since this one is about my own backyard I might be able to understand it.

For now though, I must get a few books read. I’m reading Beneath the Shadows by Sara Foster, another Netgalley find. I finished The Republic of Nothing by Lesley Choyce and will review it soon.

I finally saw The Woman In Black. It had lots of jump-out-and-scare-the-crap-out-of-you moments but I preferred the book. Ain’t that the way? I still liked the movie and can I say Daniel Radcliffe did very well as someone not-Harry Potter. He looked like a grown man, which I suppose he is now.

Revenge!!! I’m loving this show again. I wasn’t feeling too good about it for a few episodes but that season finale made up for it. Amanda/Emily gets to beat up a bad guy after she saves Nolan. I love their relationship. She pretends that she doesn’t care but she’s there for him. I liked how she saves him and there’s no huggy moment, just “yep, you’re ok, gotta go.” He’s definitely her conscience. He is so her Jacopo. And then there was that ending. Is Victoria dead? Where is Amanda’s mom? Can’t wait for next season.

So that’s all I have to yammer on about today.

12 comments :

  1. Life is crazy here too, so there's not much reading going on. I hope things settle down for you soon.

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  2. That IS a gorgeous cover!!! Who is carrying Sourcebooks, how did you find out about it?

    Lazy Sunday Thoughts - that about sums it up for this Sunday for me, too.

    I prefer the book of The Woman in Black too, though the movie is creepy and eerie in places. I'm getting a copy for my birthday :-) so I will soon have a chance to see it again.

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    1. I found out about the Stevenson book here: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Miss-Buncles-Book-D-E-Stevenson/9781402270826-item.html?ikwid=miss+buncle%27s+book&ikwsec=Home

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  3. I love Nolan. He's so dapper.

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    1. He really is! I was so glad he wasn't killed off.

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  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels the need to review public domain books! I don't feel I'm reading broadly enough if I don't allocate a good chunk of time to books by authors long dead. Enjoy the Milan, I've only heard good words about it.

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  5. I sooo want to see The Woman in Black, but I'm holding out until I read it. I also have Susan Hill's The Small Hand on my Nook waiting for me.

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  6. Crap! Now I have to get that Prisoner of Heaven too! I was down to just three pending reviews. LOL!

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  7. Okay, maybe not. Only available to Canadian residents right now.

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  8. I swear, I am nuts. I found it at Edelweiss. You are probably laughing now.

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    1. lol! I'm not laughing at you, hehe! I tried to get it from Netgalley but they were only offering it to librarians. Drat. Maybe Edelweiss will work.

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