I Want Seconds!
I've seen this challenge on Joy's blog and have just been waiting until we got back from vacation to choose my books and to post this challenge. This is how Joy explains the challenge:
"I know many of us have discovered several new authors as we have participated in the gazillion challenges we joined this past year (Joy said endearingly!) and I also know that we have stumbled upon some books that we thought were really great and some maybe not-so-great. Well, here's the perfect
excuseopportunity to explore 3 new-found authors that you would love to go back for a second helping. I hope you'll join me.
WHAT: Read 3 books by authors that you have only read one other
WHERE: Mister Linky will keep track of monthly books read here on "Thoughts of Joy..."
WHEN: October, November and December, 2007
(Directly following the Non-Fiction Five Challenge)
WHY: Because we love to read...why else?"
After choosing your 3 books go to Joy's blog and sign up with Mr. Linky. Here are my choices for this challenge:
1. The Bookman's Wake by John Dunning. First book in this series is Booked to Die which I thoroughly enjoyed. Click on title for my review.
2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. I know it's amazing that a 56-yr-old woman has only read one Austen book, but it was Pride and Prejudice so that redeems me just a little, doesn't it?
3. Body in the Kelp by Katherine Hall Page. This is a series my cousins Pam and Jane read and recommended to me. I really enjoyed the first, Body in the Belfry. Another light, cozy mystery.
As possible alternatives I have chosen:
*A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber. This is the next book after The Shop on Blossom Street.
* The Love Letters by Madeleine L'Engle. The only L'Engle book I've read is A Wrinkle in Time, but I have several others on my shelves.
* Spectacle of Corruptions by David Liss. I fell in love with Liss when I read A Conspiracy of Paper. He includes such interesting tidbits of history that add depth and richness to his novels. I read this one so long ago that it's not even included in my blog reviews. It's definitely time to read this one.