18 January 2009

Weekly Discoveries (Jan. 18)

You know the drill by now: Here are the books that caught my eye this week. Some come from fellow bloggers and others are my own discoveries.

Notice that I didn't buy or even borrow a single books this week. A first!

Book Suggestions
The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber (food and cooking)
Alice's Tulips by Sandra Dallas (HF, Civil War)
The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright (mystery)
Undercover by Beth Kephart (YA fiction)
The Serpent Garden by Judith Merkle Riley (HF, Tudors)
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (YA, Britian between the wars)

Authors to Check Out
Christopher Fowler (mysteries, England)
Ellen Crosby (mysteries, winery)
Nancy Springer (adventures of Sherlock Holmes's younger sister)


Anonymous,  1/18/09, 9:10 AM  

The Language of Baklava and The Dollhouse Murders both sound really good. I'm reading The School of Essential Ingredients right now, and it is really good so far.

Louise 1/18/09, 9:28 AM  

Beth, I know you already got it, but I have awarded you with the Butterfly Award :-)

Alea 1/18/09, 9:29 AM  

Ooooh I think the Language of Baklava would be great for me. I'm half Middle Eastern and my dad loves to cook, including Baklava!

I want to read Undercover as well, and I've read part of I Capture the Castle and seen the whole movie version.

Beth F 1/18/09, 9:55 AM  

Thanks Louise!! I'll come collect it.

Alea: There's a movie version??? I'm off to NetFlix to track it down.

Angie 1/18/09, 10:01 AM  

I Capture the Castle is one of my favorite books. A lovely movie of it came out a few years ago too.

Laura 1/18/09, 10:11 AM  

Thanks for the heads-up on The Dollhouse Murders!

Michele 1/18/09, 11:11 AM  

Capture the Castle looks good. Do you write down your finds in a notebook, too? I have to and then the bookstore people look at me like I'm nuts when I walk in equipped with my LIST. :)

Anonymous,  1/18/09, 12:00 PM  

Sandra Dallas is an author I have on my TBR list for her award winning Westerns. I will pass along the Civil War title on to my husband who is doing the Civil War Book Challenge (no blog - just reading). Thanks Beth.

Beth F 1/18/09, 12:38 PM  

Michele: I print out these lists, so I have a bunch of sheets of paper with me -- and the store people think I'm nuts, too.

Breezey375 1/18/09, 1:00 PM  

I've read The Dollhouse Murders and I loved it. Actually everything that I read by Betty Ren Wright I loved! I think we have a copy of I Capture the Castle but I haven't read it.

Cathy 1/18/09, 1:48 PM  

Got some good'uns there, Beth! I've read The Dollhouse Murders and I Capture the Castle; liked 'em both. I've got Alice's Tulips on my TBR shelves, and I really enjoyed the one book by Judith Merkle Riley that I've read.

Anonymous,  1/18/09, 6:16 PM  

There you go again, forcing me to add to my list! :) I just ordered the Dollhouse Murders, and I'd love The Language of Baklava. I started on one of the Enola Holmes mysteries yesterday, so far so good, and I'm currently reading Full Dark House (Fowler).

I Capture the Castle was a lovely read.

Beth F 1/18/09, 6:23 PM  

Belle: our tastes are so similar it's spooky!

Cathy: your review is why the Dollhouse Murders is on the list!

Anonymous,  1/18/09, 6:36 PM  

I absolutely adored I Capture the Castle, but I didn't care for the film version.

Anonymous,  1/20/09, 11:36 AM  

I have I Captured the Castle on my TBR pile right now! I loved Undercover by Beth Kephart!

Melody 1/21/09, 3:48 AM  

I definitely have to add I Capture the Castle to my wishlist after hearing several good reviews about it!

Josette 1/22/09, 11:04 AM  

I have 'I Capture The Castle' on my bookshelf. I bought it last year at quite an unreasonable price, probably because of the cover and the kind of paper used, so that's why it's pricey. Well, I haven't read it yet. I plan to read it this year, that's for sure.

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