August 1, 2008
As usual, my blog reading has introduced me to several reading finds – books I’d not have known about were it not for the wonderful readers who share their thoughts each week. My finds for this week are:
House and Home, by Kathleen McCleary as featured on a brand new blog: TLC Book Tours. This blog is the brainchild of Trish Collins (Hey Lady! Watcha Readin’?) and Lisa Munley (Books on the Brain). And guess what? I don’t have to wish for this one…I’m getting it! Caribousmom will be part of the Kathleen McCleary book tour on Wednesday, September 17th. So make sure you come back here in September! So, back to the book… TLC Book Tours writes: ‘Set in the gorgeous surroundings of Portland, Oregon, Kathleen McCleary’s funny, poignant, curl-up-and-read debut strikes a deep emotional chord and explores the very notion of what makes a house a home.‘ Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
Watches of the Night, by Sally Wright as featured on Musings of A Bookish Kitty who writes: ‘Watches of the Night is the fifth book in Sally Wright’s Ben Reese mystery series. The novel is set in the early 1960’s, not long after the building of the Berlin Wall and Kennedy’s decision to send advisors to Vietnam. The author takes the reader back to 1945 through remembrances, which offer the reader a glimpse into Ben’s harrowing past during the Second World War, a time that was often harsh and brutal. It was also a time of great heroism, where men risked their lives for their comrades in arms, fighting with all they had to survive.‘ Although the book is part of a series, WendyCat assures her readers that the book can stand on its own…so onto my wish list it goes!
The Valley of Light, by Terry Kay as featured on Framed and Booked who writes: ‘Kay develops his characters deeply, bringing out humor, sadness, and caring in a beautiful manner. The writing is gorgeous, the descriptions lovely and the pace is as slow as sitting on the side of the bank waiting for the fish to bite.‘ I love thoughtful, beautifully written books. This sounds like one I’d enjoy.
So that’s what I’ve added to my wish list this week. How about you? To read about more Friday Finds, visit Jenn at today’s Friday Finds post at Should Be Reading.