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Friday Finds

Posted: June 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts this fun meme. So what are your picks this week? Did you find any book that you would want to add to your TBR? If yes , then join in ..

The Only True Genius In The Family – Jennie Nash “Though she lives in the shadow of her legendary landscape photographer father, and is the mother of a painter whose career is about to take off, Claire has carved out a practical existence as a commercial photographer.

Her pictures may not be the stuff of genius, but they’ve paid for a good life. When her father dies, Claire loses faith in the work she has devoted her life to-and worse, begins to feel jealous of her daughter’s success. Then, as she helps prepare a retrospective of her famous father’s photographs, Claire uncovers revelations about him that change everything she believes about herself as a mother, a daughter, and an artist.”

Love From Your Friend , Hannah – Mindy Warshaw Skolsky

“Hannah’s best friend, Aggie, moves away and doesn’t answer a single one of her letters. Determined to find a new pen pal, Hannah picks an address from a box on her teacher’s desk. It’s a boy, but his first letter is so dopey, Hannah isn’t even going to answer it. Instead, she writes to President Roosevelt. Before long, Hannah has a whole lot of pen pals–and finally discovers the perfect friend, in the most unlikely place.

In this absorbing epistolary novel, Mindy Warshaw Skolsky takes readers back to the late 1930s, and into the life of an irrepressible and unforgettable heroine.”

So,what did you find this week ?

My Favorite Read – June 25

Posted: June 25, 2009 in Uncategorized

This week’s choice for My Favorite Reads hosted by Alyce At Home With Books is Louisa May Alcott’s Good Wives .

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott has been read by almost all, but the same cannot be said about its sequel Good Wives. Though I like Little Women much more than this book , Good Wives being a sequel does a very good job of letting us know what happens to our favorite characters. The March girls have grown up and are moving in to the outside world and learning to lead life away from their parents protective surroundings. There are some surprises thrown in but the narrative is just like the first book. Sequels sometimes can spoil the taste for the original work but this book does complete justice. Actually after finishing this I even read off Little Men and Jo’s Boys which take the story forward and I have no regrets of doing that.

I think people who have read Little Women should read Good Wives..

Teaser Tuesday

Posted: June 23, 2009 in Uncategorized

This weekly meme is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading and I am participating for the first time. Anyone can play along. Follow these guidelines :

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser for this week is from Jenny Downham’s Before I Die.

It’s a rule of mine not to get involved with dying people. They’re bad news.

Page 81

J.Kaye is hosting this weekly event at J.Kaye’s Book Blog . To see what other blogger have been reading head over to J.Kaye’s blog.

Books Read Last Week:

We Were The Mulvaneys By Joyce Carol Oates ( Took me 2 weeks to complete)

Snow Falling on Cedars By David Guterson ( To be reviewed )

If You Could See Me Now By Cecelia Ahern (To be reviewed )

Breakfast At Tiffany’s By Truman Caopte

Gently Falls The Bakula By Sudha Murthy

Books To Be Read This Week :

Before I Die by Jenny Downham ( YA Book Challenge)

Story Of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewiski ( Fill In The Gap 100 Project )

Emily of New Moon by L.M.Montgomery ( Young Adult Book Challenge)

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen ( Sarah Dessen Mini Challenge)

I am not sure if I will be done with Sawtelle so soon ,but will give myself another 5 days to complete it. I love Sarah Dessen’s work so I am looking forward to reading This Lullaby.

My TBR Stock

Posted: June 19, 2009 in Uncategorized

My To Be Read Stack for the month of July and August :

Month of June is more than half way through and July is approaching and I haven’t yet finished some of my library loot .Above are some books I issued from my library and couple of which I own and plan to read in coming months. Some of these books come with very high recommendations and I can’t wait to get started.Have you read any of these books? If yes do tell me how you liked them.