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Comments for On My Wishlist: July 30, 2011

On My Wishlist: July 30, 2011: 07/30/11

On My WishlistThis week I finished Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock and Bagelmania by Mountain Lion Books. Peacock's book is a Sherlock Holmes mystery, billed as his first. Like the movie, Young Sherlock Holmes, he's 13. Unlike the Enola Holmes series (see The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer), Holmes is just one step up from being a street urchin. His gentry mother was disowned when she married a Jewish immigrant and they are struggling to make ends meet. Holmes has been arrested as an accomplice to a murder near a Muslim run butchers. Both boys (Holmes and Mohammed) are innocent and they will have to work together to prove it.

The other wishlist book I finished is Bagelmania which is one of those odd ball books one sometimes finds in the foods section of a book store. It's part history, part social commentary and part cook book. It's completely fascinating.

I ended up sending back The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer unread because I just wasn't in the mood for such a long book. I will try again later.

This week I plan to start The Wide-awake Princess by E. D. Baker, finish the first Emily the Strange book.

My wishlist is at 871 and increase of 7 books from last week.

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

  • The Wide-awake Princess by E.D. Baker
  • Tall Blondes: a Book About Giraffes by Lynn Sherr
  • Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
  • Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
  • Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language by Katherine Russell Rich
  • Agatha H and the Airship City: a Girl genius novel by Phil & Kaja Foglio
  • The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets by Nancy Springer
  • Bagelmania by Mountain Lion Books
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  • Dandelion Fire by N. D. Wilson
  • Emily the Strange: The Lost Days by Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
  • Emily the Stange: Stranger and Stranger by Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

The Featured Wish for July 30, 2010:

cover artCoastliners by Joanne Harris

"Mado has been adrift for too long. After ten years in Paris, she returns to the small island of Le Devin, the home that has haunted her since she left. Le Devin is shaped somewhat like a sleeping woman. At her head is the village of Les Salants, while its more prosperous rival, La Houssiniere, lies at her feet. Yet even though you can walk from one to the other in an hour, they are worlds apart. And now Mado is back in Les Salants hoping to reconcile with her estranged father. But what she doesn't realize is that it is not only her father whose trust she must regain."

I have been working on my blog archives, cleaning up code rot. I came across my review of Gentlemen & Players and felt like I wanted to read something else by her. From the list GoodReads gave me, Coastliners looked the most interesting.



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Comment #1: Saturday, July, 30, 2011 at 17:04:49

BookBreather

Nice list. I really want to read PARANORMALCY because I've heard so many great things about it.

You can check out my list Here!



Comment #2: Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 22:52:10

Pussreboots

I'll be getting to it in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for stopping by.



Comment #3: Saturday, July, 30, 2011 at 17:13:45

Melissa (Books and things)

That does sound interesting. I hope you enjoy it!



Comment #4: Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 22:54:11

Pussreboots

Thanks! I liked the last book by her that I read but it's been ages.



Comment #5: Saturday, July, 30, 2011 at 17:34:24

Liz. R

I loved Paranormalcy, it was one of my favourite books of the year! I really want to read The Replacement too - and The Wide-Awake Princess is a really cute read :).



Comment #6: Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 22:56:13

Pussreboots

I have all three books on hand and plan to get them read soon.



Comment #7: Saturday, July, 30, 2011 at 20:04:20

Erika

The Replacement is on my wishlist as well and I should put Inside Out on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing your goodreads shelves with me last week. Here is my wishlist post for this week.



Comment #8: Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 22:57:00

Pussreboots

You're welcome. I will get both books read soon. I hope you get a copy of Inside Out soon.



Comment #9: Saturday, July, 30, 2011 at 22:22:46

Kah Woei @ The Books of My Lif

I liked The Replacement ... can't wait to hear what you think of it



Comment #10: Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 22:59:22

Pussreboots

Even after I get it read it will take me a while to get the review up. I have such a long queue of reviews waiting to post.



Comment #11: Sunday, July, 31, 2011 at 02:14:24

che

I loved Young Sherlock Holmes so I must try Eye of the Crow. Inside Out is on my wishlist too but it'll probably be ages before I get to it. I'll keep an eye out for your review.



Comment #12: Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 23:23:21

Pussreboots

Eye of the Crow is really good. I will get to Inside Out soon.



Comment #13: Sunday, July, 31, 2011 at 04:46:18

Sharon Goodwin

I've read this - must admit to finding it slow going in places but that could have also been down to the mood I was in at the time! Good story!



Comment #14: Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 23:27:44

Pussreboots

Thanks. I'm still intrigued enough to give it a read.

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Recent posts

Month in review

Reviews
Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello
And a Bottle of Rum by Wayne Curtis
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan
Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve
City of Spies by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals
The Daddy Book by Todd Parr
The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson
Filipinos in Alaska by Thelma Buchholdt
Fullmetal Alchemist 05 by Hiromu Arakawa
Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
Junonia by Kevin Henkes
Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto
Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers
My Dog Toby by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer
Once Wicked, Always Dead by T. Marie Benchley
Our Lady of Immaculate Deception by Nancy Martin
The Sevenfold Spell by Tia Nevitt
Something to Do by David Lucas
Stella, Princess of the Sky by Marie-Louise Gay
The Tale of the Namelss Chameleon by Brenda Carre
A Toast to Tomorrow by Manning Coles
Tuey's Course by James Ross
Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield
Vampire Theory by Lily Caracci
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

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