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Comments for On My Wishlist: April 16, 2011

On My Wishlist: April 16, 2011: 04/16/11

On My WishlistMy reading last week was comprised of reading for school, more manga and review books I've had in my possession for too long. I didn't, however, read (or even start!) any wishlist books.

Right now I'm reading Conrad's Fate, the fifth in Diana Wynn Jones's Crestomanci series. I read the first half of the series about a decade ago and didn't notice that she had written more books in the series until about a month ago. My wish for this week relates directly to the book I'm currently reading.

The list of upcoming wishlist reads remains unchanged.

Upcoming wishlist reads include:

  • The Stainless Steel Rat Returns by Harry Harrison
  • The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf
  • The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
  • Wesley the Owl by Stacy O'Brien (Recommended by At Home with Books)
  • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo

The Featured Wish for April 16, 2010:

cover artThe Pinhoe Egg (Crestomanci #6) by Diana Wynne Jones (recommended by @xicanti)

Cat Chant and Marianne Pinhoe have discovered something exciting—something truly precious, very strange, and valuable. An egg.

An egg that has been hidden away in an attic for who-knows-how-many years. An egg protected by some strong "Don't Notice" spells. An egg that Marianne gives to Cat, even though he lives at nearby Chrestomanci Castle. Chrestomanci himself, the strongest enchanter in the world, is sure to be interested in the egg—and interference from the Big Man is the last thing Marianne's family of secret rogue witches wants.

But how much longer can the Pinhoes keep their secrets? Gammer, the leader of the clan, has gone mad, a powerful bad luck spell is wreaking havoc, and there's an unexplained plague of frogs. Not to mention the mysterious barrier Cat finds in the forest.

Marianne and Cat may be the only two who can set things right. But first Marianne must accept her own powerful magic, and Cat must uncover the secrets behind the mystical Pinhoe Egg.

In this new Chrestomanci book, Diana Wynne Jones is at her most magical.

I was actually in the process of writing up a wishlist post for a completely different book when I saw @xicanti mention on twitter that she was reading a Diana Wynne Jones book. Since I'm in the middle of Conrad's Fate, I asked her which book she was reading. Turns out she's reading the next book after mine.

I added it to my wishlist because I adore the Chrestomanci series and I didn't know that there was a sixth book.

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Comment #1: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 04:07:00


I don't think I have heard of any of these, I hope you enjoy your choices when you get round to reading them.

Comment #2: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 22:58:40


Most of the books on my list I have at home. I will get to reading them later this week.

Comment #3: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 04:17:52

Mel S

I was so sorry to hear the news of Diana Wynne Jones death...she wrote some absolutely fantasic books. I actually had a retrospective of her this week - check it out! :)

Comment #4: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 23:01:41


I plan to. I've been so busy with school work that I've hardly been online.

Comment #5: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 06:09:42

Safari Poet

Always in for a surprise when I visit your wishlist. I never know any of the books you have on them :-)

Comment #6: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 23:04:30


I sort of do my own thing with reading.

Comment #7: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 12:09:49

Heidi@heaven is a bookstore

I have never even heard of these books. I will have to investigate further.

Comment #8: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 23:04:30


My featured is the last of the Chrestomanci series. The others are either science fiction, non fiction or tween fiction.

Comment #9: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 15:06:42

Melissa (Books and Things)

Oh I've heard of these books. Sounds good. Hope you get the whole series!

Comment #10: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 23:07:50


I own all of the series except for the last two which I'm checking out from the library.

Comment #11: Saturday, April, 16, 2011 at 23:59:38


Wow, this sounds great.

Comment #12: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 23:10:50


It should be but you should start with the first book if you haven't read any of the Chrestomanci books.

Comment #13: Sunday, April, 17, 2011 at 06:35:30


I've not read any of that series but it does sound good!

Sorry about adding to your wishlist with the drawing book - it sounds amazing doesn't it? *g*

Comment #14: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 23:11:50


I don't mind.

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