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Latest Acquisitions (July – August 2014)

I’m still accepting very few books but this does mean that those I do accept are ones I really want to read. I’ve a small back log and am allowing myself to read the ones I’m most interested in first. This in itself is very freeing as I used to read on a first in first read basis.

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Kristy Cambron: The Butterfly And The ViolinIsi read this and detailed well what she wasn’t keen on, however I’ve been wanting to give Christian fiction (or just religious fiction in general, really) a go, and overall I reckon this fits the bill. I am already reading one, Jody Hedlund’s The Preacher’s Bride, but I’m finding the language overly historical and it’s taking a while for me to get through it. I needed a different one for the time being.

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Meike Ziervogel: Clara’s Daughter – Ziervogel’s début, Magda was exceptional; there was no question whether or not I would read her next. This is my current read, I’m on chapter two, and it’s already excellent.

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Merryn Allingham: The Crystal Cage – A historical Harlequin that I accepted for a tour. You’ll see the review for this in October (I’m being careful to pick the later dates on tours at the moment).

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Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen: The Rabbit Back Literature Society – I hope I got all those umlauts correct! (Incidentally it seems that you can anglicise the plural to no ill effect.) This book came unsolicited and as soon as I saw that it was translated fiction I knew it was likely to be right up my street. Given the snow on the cover I may review this later on in the year depending on what the story is about (I want to go in with no knowledge).

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Taylor Stevens: The Catch – The previous book in this series, The Doll made my top six last year, the pace never let up and it was just a fantastically written book and I’d hoped Stevens would release another soon. I’ve flicked through this and the editing isn’t as good this time around – the writing isn’t as tight and so it’s not as well-paced – but the story itself I’m expecting will be fine.

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



August 18, 2014, 5:43 am

Hope you like it a little bit more. The religious part doesn’t fill the entire book, but I fond it a little bit ridiculous when it appeared.
Enjoy your new reads!


August 18, 2014, 6:53 am

It looks like you got his name right :) Cool, Finnish fic, yay


August 18, 2014, 2:51 pm

I have yet to read a book by Ziervogel, but I admit I am curious but also hesitant because it feels a little weird reading something by someone you got to meet, etc?

Also, The Rabbit Back Literature Society has me curious!

Tracy Terry

August 18, 2014, 3:59 pm

Loving the look and sound of Clara’s Daughter. Happy reading.

Literary Feline

August 18, 2014, 8:22 pm

These all sound good, Charlie, although I especially have my eye on The Catch. Taylor Stevens is an author I have been wanting to try.



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