Jun 22, 2013

Bought at the Book Store/Borrowed from the Library

I was only going to look to see what new books were at the bookstore yesterday. I came back with this.

I have been seeing The Firebird on lots of blogs and was getting very curious. I liked what I read on the cover and started reading, then had to buy it. I am loving it! The heroine with psychic abilities appealed to me, especially while she is trying to establish the provenance of an old Russian wood carving, the Firebird.

At the library, returning some overdue books, I also went browsing and came back with these:


The Hour of the Rat is a thriller set in Beijing, with an Iraqi war vet representing the work of a Chinese artist and dissident, who has recently disappeared. The disappearance is the result of a conspiracy that leads the main character further into the mystery and into a wild chase through scenic parts of the country.



Bad Blood A Kate Shugak Novel by Dana Stabenow was another book I found at the library. I have enjoyed the series and read most of the early ones. Bad blood between two native tribes in Alaska intensifies when a young man from one of the groups is found dead. Kate is called in to resolve the problem and find the murderer. I always enjoy the Alaska setting.


A Tale for the Time Being is one I almost bought but found at the library, conveniently. A diary by Nao, a sixteen year old girl in Japan documents the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun, who has lived over a century. After the Japanese tsunami of 2011, the diary is found washed up on the shores of a remote island in the Pacific Northwest by a woman named Ruth. By reading the diary, Ruth is "pulled into Nao's drama and unknown fate and forward into her own future." I couldn't resist a description such as that.

Great books! I wish the last three had been in my mailbox and that I didn't have to return them eventually to the library :)

What have you bought or borrowed recently?

13 comments:

  1. All of these look good.

    A Tale for the Time Being really looks interesting. I took a quick look at Amazon's description. It looks to be appealing in many ways. I hope that you blog about it soon Harvee. I would love top hear what you have to say about it.

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  2. Very nice, Harvee! Enjoy your library books! I have not been to the library lately, due to an excess of books in the homestead....

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    1. I do feel guilty about borrowing books, yes!

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  3. I do believe that this will be your first Kearsley book, but certain it won't be your last!! I almost went to the library today but I had too much laundry to catch up on!!

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    1. I will be looking at her other pareanormal/fantasy books, you are right!

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  4. They all sound very interesting! Deciding which to start with would be a hard decision for me!

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    1. Vicki, I am reading two of them at the same time....!!

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  5. I purchased The Firebird as well. I hope we both enjoy it!

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    1. I am enjoying the fantasy and the historical fiction woven together...

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  6. I'm so sorry I didn't see your desire for The Firebird before you bought it, I would have sent you my copy... :( I haven't read it, but our local library was giving out ARCs before the author hpgave a book talk. The night I had to be at school for Open House of course.

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  7. Hi Harvee,

    A great selection of books, you are certainly spoiled for choice!

    'The Firebird' is already on my list, as quite a few other sites have been highlighting it just lately, it does sound sooo Good!!

    The Dana Stabenow also caught my eye. I already have one of her books loaded onto the Kindle and 'Bad Blood' sounds like a great addition, although as it is part of a series, I need to ensure that they can be read as stand alone's first.

    Have a great time reading all your new finds.

    Yvonne

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