Sep 25, 2011

Sunday Salon: Winter Reading

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Found some good books for my "Want to Read" list through Goodreads' Recommendation system for books, thanks to suggestions on a blog post by Aths at Reading on a Rainy Day, who discusses mechanical versus personal ways of having books chosen for you. I liked the books Goodreads threw up at me based on the books I've read.

I've also decided that I'll no longer let my "To Be Reviewed" list be my exclusive reading, and that I'll add more books to my list based on other suggestions, mechanical or otherwise!

I've gotten some very good books for review, however, some I won, others sent by the publisher. Among them are

I love that they are in different genres as I no longer restrict my reading to mysteries. But would you believe it, I'm now reading a book from the library, The Busy Woman's Guide to Murder by Mary Jane Maffini, having rushed through another mystery, The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen. But I can't wait to get to those books, some of them non-mysteries, from the Goodreads recommendation system. Among those are

Some Prefer Nettles
Wild Ginger
The Road of Lost Innocence
The Last Will of Moira Leahy
Ship Fever

Let me add that LibraryThing also has a long list of Member Recommendatons as well as suggestions based on books you have logged into their system.

A comment by C.B. James on gautami tripathy's blog let us know that the University of Chicago Press gives away a free e-Book each month. This month it's a mystery novel from the 1960s. I was also reminded by Laurel Rain-Snow's Sunday Salon that Banned Books Week is here. Are you reading any banned books? I hope so!

What have you been doing or reading this past week?


  1. You have some intriguing titles on your list...all new to me!



  2. I see interesting titles and covers! Enjoy those!

  3. I'm glad that you found some good books via Goodreads' recommendations! I'm also pretty excited about the books I saw recommended to me. I used LibraryThing briefly once, but I found it a little hard to use their system. I do know that they have a good recommendations feature too. Thanks for linking me up!

    I'm also excited about Banned Books Week! I have (hopefully) two reviews planned and maybe a discussion post, if time lets me.

  4. Some Prefer Nettles is a really good book about relationships and marriage

  5. I need to check my spelling next time...I'm working on Reamde and it is quite the book, I have read this author before and enjoyed the book. So looking forward to this one also

  6. The Ronin's Mistress really looks good. I haven't seen that one before. I'm occasionally on Goodreads and Shelfari - I need to be more consistent with them.

  7. Looks like a good list. Enjoy!

  8. This looks like a great collection of books. I'm interested to see what you think about Neal Stephensons book.

    Enjoy your new books!

  9. The covers look great and thanks for that heads up about the free e-book. Enjoy your reads!


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