A rather large load of books have been lugged back from the library van this month. 16 in total - blimey! They are all ones I'd reserved but it's just chance that so many have turned up at once.
Lots of good crime by authors I've read before and a few by some I haven't - namely the British Library Crime Classic author W.F.Harvey and John Banville. I'm sure I've tried and failed with J.R Ellis before.
Top of the pile is another collection of old short stories.
There are two Classics for a change - Stella Gibbons and Willa Cather. Both books have recently been re-printed.
And some Non-Fiction. Bookman's Tale by Ronald Blythe is a re-read. Then I'm going to 'Save the World for Free'! 'Wild' is a collection of 'Tales from Medieval Britain' and I was curious about the Backyard Forest Garden - which sounds fantastic but won't happen here - sadly.
In January I picked up these and read 7 out of the 9.
The 2 unread were the Erica James which I started but didn't really like the story so didn't finish. Plots and Errors by Jill McGown is a reprint from several years ago and although I read some of her books back then this one was a fail this time.
Details of the books I read are on the separate page and a post about 'I Bought a Mountain' HERE.
Thank you to everyone for comments yesterday.
Coincidentally, I also have 'Wild' on loan at the moment, along with 'Winters In The World - A Journey Through The Anglo Saxon Year' by Eleanor Parker.ReplyDelete
What a strange coincidence - as there are only 2 copies in the County! I opened it to flick through and found it had very large print and treble spaced lines so it will be a quick read I thinkDelete
I adore reading Willa Cather - if it's your first time of reading 'O Pioneers' I hope you enjoy itReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
I've only read My Antonia which I enjoyed. The library have only just bought this new edition so I quickly ordered itDelete
Wow you have some reading ahead of you love Ann Cleeves.ReplyDelete
I've started with that one straight away!Delete
There's a LOT of murder in those titles. ;-)ReplyDelete
I know, it's very scary!Delete
I am heading to the library today and so will look for some Ann Cleeves...Thanks, Sue!ReplyDelete
They are all very goodDelete
You've got a good collection of books. I am curious about the "Forest Garden." I've read and own several Ken Druse (KD) books on the natural landscape. KD says work with what you have and plant what grows naturally in your area for good success. He also stresses keeping an inner, middle and outer landscape. The inner being more cultivated moving out to woodlands. This is what I have embraced. I am looking forward to working on my land. I have 2 more winter debris bonfires to schedule with the Fire Dept.ReplyDelete
The forest garden book is about growing in layers - I haven't really got room but it's a nice ideaDelete
Ann cleeves is so good, and translated well to TV adaptation, too. Enjoy your February reading.ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed all the TV made from her books. We have a new series of Vera on TV at the momentDelete
Oooo, lots of good suggestions for me to add to my list! I read that Vera Stanhope and this is the only one that brought a tear to my eye at the end. Have not seen the tv show yet but have very much enjoyed the Cleeves' book series. Still needing to catch up on her Shetland series.ReplyDelete
Horowitz just arrived as a loan on my Kindle. Great post, Sue!
Vera on TV is a bit different to the books which makes things a bit odd sometimes but I enjoy bothDelete
I'll be interested to hear if you like The Mysterious Mr. Badman as I have my eye on that.ReplyDelete
Most of the BLCC authors have been good with a few exceptions - I'll let you know about this new to them author.Delete
I've read most of Jill McGown's Lloyd and Hill books and enjoyed them over the years, not just the 'who-dunnit' but also the developing relationship between Lloyd and Hill. I've also read one of her other books - 'An Evil Hour' and enjoyed that too.ReplyDelete
I read lots years ago but this one just couldn't be bothered to get intoDelete
As an aside - Jill Mcgown was taught by Colin Dexter of Morse fame.Delete
Much murder! Many murder!ReplyDelete
Only in books thank goodness!Delete
The movie "O Pioneers" was filmed in my area of Nebraska (USA). I love the book. We farm and love our land as well. I hope you enjoy the book.ReplyDelete