Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday: books and blanks

1. The weather finally becoming comfortable, fall roses blooming, and the 24 hour Read-a-thon are some of the things I'm most looking forward to in October.
2. Sometimes I just need some quiet alone time.
3. I never thought I'd enjoy reading vampire novels and that's why there is a saying, "never say never"!
4. When I'm down, I just want to hide from the world.
5. When I'm at home, in front of my laptop is where you'll find me most often.
6. A rainy day is good for reading or having a movie marathon.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include whatever we end up doing and Sunday, I want to read!

Just a few books added to my wishlist this week, so far anyway.
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. It won't be out until late spring/summer 2009 in English (it's out now in Spanish I believe), but I was excited to hear that his second novel is a prequel to The Shadow of the Wind.
The Blackstone Key by Rose Melikan. "...a complex and deadly plot involving ruthless smugglers, secret codes, and a dangerous network of spies and traitors..." Danielle mentioned this one recently and it sounds fun.
Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. "Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era." Marcia of The Printed Page had a good review of this. It'll be published in January 2009.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson. I thought I'd added this to my wishlist when I first heard about it a while ago but apparently not, so thanks to Iliana for mentioning it again.


  1. re: #2, I know how that goes! as for rainy days, we're having two in a row! woohoo!

  2. I don't mind vampire TV shows, but am not so sure about novels. And I agree with your rainy-day activities!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I hear that all the time about #3!

    Happy Friday! Come on over when you get a chance!


  4. Oh, you mentioned two books I forgot to mention this week! Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day!

  5. hi,
    I am joining the 24 hour read-a-thon. Thank-you for the link.
    I agree with all your answers.
    Have a peaceful week-end, Nat :}

  6. Janet- Hope you enjoyed your rainy day! :)

    Florinda- I've never seen any vampire tv shows. Maybe I'll have to try that next!

    Denise- That'll teach me for assuming! Thanks for stopping by.

    Avis- And Iliana reminded me of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day in the first place. Thank goodness for book bloggers to remind us of all the books we want to read! ;)

    Madeleine- You're welcome. It should be a lot of fun! :)
    I hope you're having a relaxing weekend.

  7. See, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day would be the perfect read on a rainy day (actually the movie too!) :)

    I haven't had a movie marathon in such a long time - that sounds like a good time. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  8. I'm in the mood for a book exactly like that (smugglers and spies and adventure). I keep eyeing it but know I really need to catch up on other books first....

  9. Iliana- Not movies actually but we've been watching a British TV series on DVD lately, which has been fun.

    Danielle- It does sound really fun. It's probably a quick read, maybe you can fit it in. :P

  10. Time alone is a necessity sometimes, it's it? I'm not much for people contact when I'm down either.

    I hope you have a great week, Nat!

  11. Wendy- Sometimes I just need a break from all the noise and the hustle and bustle of life here. I find it overwhelming sometimes. Plus I'm an only child so I've always been used to being by myself anyway, so it's kind of my comfort zone. :)


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