Good books for your week-end 3/5-6




Kansas City Public Library


My fishing net has not brought back much this week.

Here are a few titles to consider, as you may be watching the first crocus coming out??

The Man in my Basement, by Walter Mosley
I loved so much The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey! What a great writer! I tried a free sample of this one, sounds really good too

A Year in the World, by Frances Mayes
I have not yet read anything by her, though my sister recommended it to me

Alice I Have Been, by Melanie Benjamin
Have you ever wondered what happened to Alice, outside Wonderland? Find out in this book!

Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
Oh shame, I don’t remember having ever read the whole thing…



11 thoughts on “Good books for your week-end 3/5-6

  1. I’m in between books this weekend so I’ll catch up on some short stories. Somehow I can’t read a collection of short stories in one go like a book, so I spread them out and use them as filler. Right now I’m working through some Edgar Allen Poe . . .


    • Good idea, I don’t know why, I’ve been very hesitant recently to read short stories. Any good collection you would recommend? I read Poe’s ones decades ago in French for the most part


  2. I’ve been in the mood for dark and gothic lately, so I really enjoyed Elizabeth Gaskill’s Gothic Tales and now, of course, Poe. And then I have some Henry James Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction and Edith Wharton’s New York Tales waiting for me. I’m not familiar with either of those authors so I thought short stories would be a good way to introduce myself to their writing.


  3. I’m interested in the books you’re reading – we seem to have similar tastes – and I also like the uncluttered, peaceful look of your layout. I’m not a fan of all the flashy, sparkly, flowery decorations some blogs have. They’re so packed with stuff it’s hard to find the actual post. But that’s okay, I realize everyone has their own way of expressing themselves, I’m just more of a quiet and minimalist person. Although sometimes the side-bar on my blog gets to feeling cluttered too, and then I know it’s time to ‘rearrange the furniture’ and start throwing stuff out.

    I’m not sure what the ‘Dig 3’ theme is. But if you like it you should go ahead and apply it.


  4. Hi Emma,

    Four completely diverse titles there and they all sound great.

    Three of them are new to me, with the only one I am familiar with, being ‘Rebecca’ I always loved that story and have seen several different screen versions.

    If you read and like ‘Rebecca’, you may also like ‘Mrs. De Winter’ by Susan Hill, or ‘Rebecca’s Tale’ by Sally Beauman, both excellent books.


    • Thanks for your comment Yvonne. Actually that week, the “good books for your week-end” post was poorer than usual. Thanks for your recommendation, I’ll look into it. And I follow your blog now with Google Reader. And I just realized that last time I update my blog, I got rid by mistake of my blog roll. Have to put it back


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