Wednesday, August 15, 2007

2nds Challenge

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 excuse opportunity to explore 3 new-found authors that you would love to go back for a second helping. I hope you'll join me.
WHO: Anybody
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.


Alyson said...

Sounds like you've chosen some good books. I hope you are able to finish this challenge, and that you're not too busy repairing the house.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Looks like a good challenge, one I should probably do. I like your book choices! I have "Booked to Die" by Dunning on my library list, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Good to hear that you really enjoyed it :) I just read (and put up a short review this morning) my first Katherine Hall Page book, Body in the Moonlight. I liked it, didn't LOVE it, but want to give at least one more a chance. I am starting to *really* enjoy cozy mysteries. I also love Debbie Macomber and have read all of the Blossom Street books, and am on #5 in the Cedar Cove series. Love her :)

Good books, hope you do well with this challenge. Happy Reading!!!

Framed said...

I had to think a moment to remember what "A Body in the Kelp" was about, but, amazingly, it's come back to me. This looks like a fun list. I could add Madeleine L'Engle or even C S Lewis since I messed up and read one of mine already.

Joy said...

So glad you'll be joining us, Booklogged. I hope you enjoy your choices. :) Happy Reading!

Literary Feline said...

Another challenge, I see. :-) I'll also be joining this one. I'm still solidifying my list. Great list you've got there though!

J said...

Hmmm. I MIGHT join this one...I have to think a bit...