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Latest Acquisitions (April 2014)

I guess the books are back, so to speak. As I’m currently getting through books a bit quicker than I was, I’ve felt able to take on a few more, and I’ve found I’m getting much better at remembering to opt for the later dates on a tour, too, which helps.

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Bette Lee Crosby: The Twelfth Child – The author offered her book to everyone who answered her question for a Readathon challenge and I thought ‘why not?’

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Elizabeth Fremantle: Sisters Of Treason – I loved Queen’s Gambit and I’ve been looking forward to Fremantle’s next book. That it’s about the Greys is even better.

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Elizabeth von Arnim: The Enchanted April – I’d read about this book before, knew it was famous and decided I’d like to read it someday. (It actually became my Readathon book.)

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Helene Wecker: The Golem And The Jinni – There have been too many good reviews about this to ignore it. The British edition spells the term ‘Djinni’. I’m confused by that so if anyone knows why there’s a difference, please let me know!

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Isla Morley: Above – This was sent to me unsolicited. There’s a dual-genre aspect to it that I look forward to reading.

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Jenny Barden: The Lost Duchess – Anything that says ‘Tudor history’ is going to appeal to me.

Have you read/do you hope to read any of the above?



April 30, 2014, 6:50 am

I have read none but I do want to read the Barden and Wecker ones


April 30, 2014, 7:37 am

Nice acquisitions, Charlie! I want to read ‘The Golem and the Djinni’ too. Enjoy your new book acquisitions! Happy reading!


April 30, 2014, 1:19 pm

Nice haul! I’ve not heard or read any of these, but I like the sound of The Enchanted April .

Christine @Buckling Bookshelves

April 30, 2014, 4:02 pm

Would love to hear how you like Helene Wecker’s book — I’ve been meaning to read it FOREVER (like I even pre-ordered it, and yet it collects dust…) I have no clue about the spelling difference though, so I’m not much help there…

Literary Feline

April 30, 2014, 4:37 pm

A friend of mine recently read Above and wants everyone she knows to read it too. She loved it. I’ll wait and read your thought on it if you do read it. I’m still not sure about it. The Enchanted April is another one I really want to read someday.

I hope you enjoy your books!

The last book I received in the mail was Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane and I ended up reading it right away. :-)

I have a copy of The Golem And The Jinni and am looking forward to reading it. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.


April 30, 2014, 5:23 pm

I have a copy of Sisters of Treason I am looking forward to reading it after hearing good things about Fremantle’s previous novel. Will be interesting to see who reads it first out of us.


April 30, 2014, 7:25 pm

I loved The Golem and the Djinni! When I posted my review I asked about the difference in spelling, but I don’t think anyone knew the answer.

I have copies of Sisters of Treason and The Lost Duchess and am looking forward to both!

Tracy Terry

May 1, 2014, 4:05 pm

Great selection, I really like the look of The Golem And The Jinni.

Both words mean the same, its just different variations of the same word. I suppose a bit like us Brits using a letter S when the Americans use the letter Z. Criticise/Criticize and so on.

vicki (skiourophile / bibliolathas)

May 2, 2014, 8:11 am

I love An Enchanted April – I visited the spot it is set a few years ago. It’s one of those books I like to revisit when I need to know that things can turn out right even in the most unlikely circumstances. ;-)

Melinda @ The Book Musings

May 5, 2014, 3:40 pm

I’m also curious about The Golem And The Jinni because of the good reviews going around. Maybe I will pick it up one day. Hope it turns out to be a good read for you.



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