Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Books - week four

I finished Anansi Boys yesterday. Three books, three weeks. Okay, technically yesterday was the beginning of week four, but hey, close enough for guv'ment work.

It was a great read. Very "Gaiman". I read American Gods in December and I have to say that as much as I liked that one, I like this one more. The characters were a lot easier to like. More.... endearing?

This isn't the cover of my book though. I bought my copy while I was in London. The UK version is a quality paperback in blue with a big silver spiderweb on the cover. I love that the price sticker on the back says "£7.99".

Here's the book I'm starting tonight. It's a fun cozy mystery by Jo Dereske. The author wrote.... six? Eight? Nine? Something like that anyway.... books in the series and then, sadly, for reasons unbeknownst to this reader, wrapped things up several years ago. I was delighted to find she's decided to pick it back up again with this new book, recently published.

I usually start a series because there's something about the character or setting or theme that appeals to me - a quilting theme, a location I'm familiar with, herbs, paranormal... something that tickles my fancy. This series not only takes place in northern Washington, one of my favorite geographical places, but the main character is Lithuanian. I'm half Lithuanian. I ask you, how often do you find a Lithuanian theme in literature!?


7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the cover of my Anansi Boys copy. Wasn't that a great story? I didn't want it to be over. I hope he writes a sequel. Funny how we read the same books at the same time occasionally!

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the cover of my Anansi Boys copy. Wasn't that a great story? I didn't want it to be over. I hope he writes a sequel. Funny how we read the same books at the same time occasionally!

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the cover of my Anansi Boys copy. Wasn't that a great story? I didn't want it to be over. I hope he writes a sequel. Funny how we read the same books at the same time occasionally!

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the cover of my Anansi Boys copy. Wasn't that a great story? I didn't want it to be over. I hope he writes a sequel. Funny how we read the same books at the same time occasionally!

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the cover of my Anansi Boys copy. Wasn't that a great story? I didn't want it to be over. I hope he writes a sequel. Funny how we read the same books at the same time occasionally!

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the cover of my Anansi Boys copy. Wasn't that a great story? I didn't want it to be over. I hope he writes a sequel. Funny how we read the same books at the same time occasionally!

9:12 AM  
Anonymous terrifri said...

Well, my reading friend...here's a book I couldn't put down in my spare moments (which aren't many) and read up in 3 nights. : things we once held dear by Ann Tatlock...a modern day murder, self-searching, story....Ohio setting.
Big old house......Love, Terri

11:23 PM  

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