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Comments for On My Wishlist: May 28, 2011

On My Wishlist: May 28, 2011: 05/27/11

On My WishlistThis week I finished Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh by R.L. LaFevers. It was my favorite book in the series. I hope there's a fifth book. It's such a delightful series.

Now I'm reading Rebecca's World by Terry Nation. It's one of those books I don't remember adding to my wishlist but I do enjoy other things Terry Nation has written so I'm sure I'll like this book.

Upcoming wishlist reads include (they are in my hands waiting to be read):

  • Rebecca's World by Terry Nation
  • Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart
  • Glimmering by Elizabeth Hand
  • The Naked Mole-Rat Letters by Mary Amato
  • Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
  • These Granite Islands by Sarah Stonich
  • The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer
  • Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Cheap Cabernet by Cathie Beck
  • The Writing Circle by Corinne Demas

The Featured Wish for May 28, 2010:

cover artTheir Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (Recommended by Ms Spinks of The Notorious Spinks Talks Books)

One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose.

A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published - perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.

This book has been on my mind for a while but I hadn't taken the effort to add it to my wishilst. I changed my mind after interviewing Ms. Spinks this week during Armchair BEA.

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Comment #1: Saturday, May, 28, 2011 at 17:27:27

Book Reviews From The Basement

You're so lucky who got to be at BEA! (jealous!)

Comment #2: Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 19:08:12


No... I didn't go to BEA. I did Armchair BEA, a completely virtual thing.

Comment #3: Saturday, May, 28, 2011 at 18:14:42


Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your choice sounds rather interesting, though I've never actually heard of Zora Neale Hurston before.

PS: I suppose it will, but then again, I am a rather patient person. I don't have to have books as soon as I see them! So I think I'll be ok! I'm guessing you're talking from experience?

Comment #4: Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 19:10:21


I can't remember when exactly I had heard of Hurston's books but my Armchair BEA interview with Ms Spinks inspired me to add the book to my wishlist. Since I started participating in the meme I decided it was time to actually try to read books off the list instead of just letting it balloon. I've read 50 books so far (and added about 400 books).

Comment #5: Saturday, May, 28, 2011 at 20:35:02


Interesting choice. I have read her African American folktale collection "Mules and Men" which was good. I have heard this book is amazing though.

Comment #6: Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 19:10:21


I'm pretty sure I haven't read any of her books yet.

Comment #7: Sunday, May, 29, 2011 at 02:21:25

Heidi @ heaven is a bookstore

I haven't heard of one of these books, but now I must go investigate. Their Eyes Were Watching God sounds a bit periodic like a Gone With the Wind type of book.

Comment #8: Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11:48:22


Their Eyes Were Watching God was published the year after Gone with the Wind.

Comment #9: Sunday, May, 29, 2011 at 09:28:59


I've been wanting to read Nation for sometime now. I hope that you enjoy it!

Comment #10: Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11:50:32


I've read other Terry Nation novels and enjoyed them. I just haven't read this one but it looks good.

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