Saturday, June 18, 2011

Current Books and a Giveaway!

I am doing something I HATE to do!
I am reading 3 books at one time.

I started this book because it was on an all time favorite list
of an author I really enjoy reading.
All of the reviews are 5 stars.

They do warn that it is a bit long but so worth it.
I'm trying, but I may have to give up. It's a bit like Alice In Wonderland.
I really do not know what the point is or
where it is going and I am on page 120 of 538.
Has anyone else read this and should I keep going?

I have loved all of the books by Geraldine Brooks that I have read so far so I was sad when I read Marie's review of her latest book here I do like a lot of the same books that Marie likes, but we may disagree on this one. Well she had a giveaway of this book and I got it! I am currently reading it,
(Little,Big is on the shelf right now)
and I have to say it is keeping my interest.

Last Friday Marie asked on her Friday Finds, what books did we add to our shelf this week? Since I can not spend any money on books right now I have not been adding any new books but I had something exciting happen last Saturday so I have a list!

While I was sitting at my craft show last Saturday,
(which was a bust :{ ) looks like a mustache instead of a pout LOL,
Sorry I digress.
I planned to continue reading Caleb's Crossing but I left it in my car,
which my daughter needed so that left me at the show without my book.


As luck would have it the local library had a free book booth there!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are the books I added to my shelf! FREE
The 1st one here on top, I read this week.
(Caleb's Crossing went on the shelf with Little, Big too)
The Randolph Legacy by Eileen Charbonneau

I really liked this book!
Is is historical fiction with lots of twist and turns to keep it a page turner. She gives you enough info to string you along so you can't put it down. I really have not read a book this interesting in awhile.

The next 3 I also picked up. BTW, I really support our public libraries so I asked if I could leave a donation and she was very pleased so I did.

I have no idea if I will like any of these but they all sounded like good reads and I could not pass up free books. I tried not to be greedy.

Now on to one of the books I found at a garage sale. My copy is Old, published in 1922 so it doesn't look like this.
I am trying to include a classing here and there through out the year so I hope to start this one soon. The fact that mine is vintage makes me like it more ;) plus it cost me .25!

OK, so now for the give always!

I reviewed The Long Journey Home here
I received it as one of my Library Things early review books.
If you would like to receive it, I will pass it on.
Leave the title in your comment and I will draw a name to see who will receive this book.

I will also pass along Caleb's Crossing as soon as I finish it. (I started reading it again today) Leave this title in your comment and I will draw names to see who gets this book.
I might as well pass along The Randolph Legacy also! Do the same thing.

I will draw the names Saturday June 25th. Please only one book per comment.

It's always fun to get a free book so I hope some of you will leave a comment to be included in my giveaway. Hope you have a wonderful week.


  1. I have a book for you that I won at the library last year called The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell. It was an interesting read - I didn't care for the main character but I couldn't put the book down! It was a very interesting read.....I've been reading some light books for some reason can't get into the heavy reads right now Sorry to hear the St Fair wasn't profitable

  2. I am always reading at least a couple of books at a time! I would love to enter your giveaway!

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  3. I just recently listened to an radio interview of the author of Caleb's Crossing and it sounded very interesting. I'm waiting to find out what you think. I'll probably never finish the book I'm reading right now-(more than 1000 pages! And it's a library book!), but Caleb might be next on the list...

  4. Oh, goodie. I do love a bookish post! I was laughing at you not liking to have more than one book going at once. I always, always do. Thanks for the recommendations.

  5. Hey, you. It's me again. I loved your idea for getting my gumption back. Why don't you send me one or two and let me play with it?

  6. Hi, loved this post! I am an avid reader as well (though all on Kindle). Have you been to Library Thing ( I've gotten completely hooked on that one...