the little prince

the little prince

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Reading Relit - March

So we are into our third month of the Reading Relit Challenge here at the library.
February's challenge was to read a book that we had seen mentioned on a blog. I chose Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. I must say that I did enjoy this book...it was part mystery, part fantastical...a really interesting premise, I thought. I would have loved to visit that bookstore, that's for sure! I was really getting into the whole story and the end seemed to come too soon. But I would recommend it for sure.
March's challenge is to read a book that has been made into a movie. We do not go to the movies very often, in fact the last non-animated film that we saw in a theatre (I think) was Silver Linings Playbook (and since Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for that last year, you can see how long ago it was!) but I did enjoy the film and so I have decided to read the book by Matthew Quick.  We'll see how it compares. I usually read the book first, and then rarely go to see the film because I don't want to spoil my vision of the book, so we'll see how this works out!
I have been doing lots of cozy mystery reading though1 I discovered The Booktown Mystery series by Lorna Bartlett and just devoured all seven over the past couple of weeks! I love them and can't wait for the next installment.
I've also read the first two in the Amish series by Laura Bradford, and I have already ordered the new one that comes out this week. I really love this series too. So glad to have some new cozies to read and enjoy!
Till next time, thanks for taking the time to visit!

7 comments:

  1. I am always on the lookout for new books to read. Will have to try and find the ones hat you mentioned.
    I have recently started reading a series by Donna Leon. They are so easy to read and as you go along they get better. I have just been reading her latest one and it is brilliant... Now I just have to go back and find the ones in between number 6 and 18 and 22! Luckily they are stand alone mysteries with the same main characters!

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  2. I so appreciate all your book comments. I have a list called "Want to Read" all of your suggestions go on my list!

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  3. Thank you for the book recommendations especially the cozy mysteries. Have you read the Southern Sewing Circle series by Elizabeth Lynn Casey?

    Robin in Virginia

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  4. I've not seen the movie nor have I read the book. Would love to hear what you think.

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  5. Hi Lynda - I'm still working my way through the GYBP listing and am a new follower of yours. I, too, love to read and would love to work in a library! I also used to live near your neck of the woods - Milwaukie and Gladstone - for about 15 years. After 10 years in Montana, I'm back in the PNW, just about 1.5 hours north now. I look forward to comparing cross stitch projects and book reviews!

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  6. "A Cozy Little Place For Stitching" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-sunday-drive_9.html

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  7. I think I'd love to read the story of Sissi. She was an empress in Austria-Hungary an eternity ago. I love that film in which Romy Schneider is Sissi.

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