Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Library loot/August 12




Hosted by Eva at A Striped Armchair and Marg at Reading Adventures






A bonanza! The newest in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, and the latest Maisie Dobbs.

Addendum: It was the oddest thing. I read a bit of The Language of Bees, and wasn't interested in reading any further. We meet Holmes' son with Irene Adler. I didn't enjoy the character or his wife's history. Loved Among the Mad.

13 comments:

  1. That is an excellent library day. You inspired me to request the Language of Bees from my library. Thanks!

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  2. Enjoy and be sure to give us a review on them!

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  3. I've been wanting to try the Maisie Dobbs series - so many of my blogging friends seem to love them!

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  4. I've only read one book by Laurie King, but I do love a good mystery! Have fun with your loot, Nan.

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  5. Jen, I'm loving it so far. We meet Holmes' son, Damian!

    Sherri, my goal this year has been to write a book report on each book I read. So far, so good. :<)

    JoAnn, if you lived closer I'd hop in the Beetle and bring you over the first five Maisie books.

    Dolce B., I love the Russell/Holmes books so much. If you do read them, the first one is The Beekeeper's Apprentice.

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  6. Library Days! How wonderful :)
    Just finished Olive Kitteridge on your recommendation and I loved it. (A library book I carried with me to vacation in Vermont).

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  7. Susan, I am so happy you liked it. I wonder where you were in Vermont. We aren't very far from the border. :<)

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  8. Nan - Did you receive the package I sent? I was looking through old posts and just found this one, which of course makes me regret sending what I sent ... oops. :) Feel free to pass it along to someone else who might enjoy it!

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  9. Heather, I haven't received a package yet. I think the mail is slow because of storms. If I'm guessing right that it is the King book, because we share a love of the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes books, well I am completely thrilled. I can't tell you how many times I've thought of going in to the library and picking it up again. And then I thought I'd wait and buy it in pb. It's funny, I had the same reaction when I first began the Locked Rooms book. I just couldn't read it. Then a few months later, I couldn't put it down!! So, dear one, I thank you for your special thoughtfulness. I'll let you know when it comes. (unless a postal worker is reading it first!)

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  10. No worries! I'm sure it will get there eventually. :) And I'm glad that you do want to give it another shot. It wasn't my favorite of the series but I DID enjoy it, and I hope you do as well!

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  11. I'm sure I will! And I'll let you know when it comes.

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