September 16, 2013

Twitterature

Every month Anne over at Modern Mrs. Darcy (a must read for any of my bookish friends by the way) hosts a roundup of her monthly reads. She keeps the descriptions super short a la Twitter and everyone can link up as well. I always get a bunch of great new titles to add to my "to-read" list and it's fun to find new blogs with a bookish bent as well. Since I haven't been updating my weekly reads in my Friday posts for the last few weeks I decided to round them up here and join in again! (See my other rounds ups here, here and here) Then check out the original post on Modern Mrs. Darcy and all the linked up lists at the bottom of the post!


The Mark of Athena by Rick Riodan
The third in Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series finds the 7 members of the prophecy together at last and venturing to the ruins of Ancient Rome. Fast, fun and full of tongue in cheek history these books are always right up my alley. Start with the first in series though...too much backstory to skip.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
This is like the Da Vinci Code for bookstore lovers. I love the way technology and the history of bookmaking itself combined to solve the puzzle. Especially fun for me to recognize so much of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Passion of The Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig
The latest in the long running Pink Carnation series about a league of English spies in Naploleonic Europe. This is the type of romance I adore-the writing is smart and high quality, it isn't raunchy, the history is right on the money and I literally can not put the book down for the 24 hours it takes me to read it. In this one Miss Gwen, the imperious chaperone, finally meets her match. It's nice to see such a nontraditional herione too.

Tales from the Odyssey by Mary Pope Osbourn
I'm reading this to the boys before bed and so far we're all loving it. This is the same author who writes the Magic Treehouse series. She keeps the chapters short with plenty of action. The Odessey is one of my favorite books and I really like how she is boiling the story down to an appropriate level for children without losing the themes and the language that are so important to the original.

I'm currently going back and forth between the first few pages of Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle and The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley but can't decide which to read next...

What have you been reading lately?

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12 comments:

  1. Read "A Circle of Quiet"-its magnificent! (I know I'm slightly biased, b/c Madeleine is my favorite author, but it really is wonderful!) :) I'm on the first of the Percy novels - I like it!

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    1. She's one of my favorites as well! I'm only a few pages in but I'm already thinking that I need to go buy a copy so I can highlight as I go. There's so much good stuff in there- "the tired thirties" is such a perfect description of the time of life I'm in right now!

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  2. Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore looks fabulous. It seems to be a mixture of all the things I love. I've addd it to my list.

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    1. I didn't know quite what to expect when I started it, but that's exactly how I feel now that I've read it!

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  3. I LOVE Rick Riordan books. You know the new is coming out in 2 weeks, right?

    I keep hearing about Mary Pope Osbourne's The Tales from the Odyssey. We're might have to try it out. :)

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    1. I had only heard "sometime this fall"...I hadn't seen the date yet. YAY!!! You just made my day :)

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  4. Love your review of the 24 hour bookstore. Adding it to my reading list.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! It was a lot of fun :)

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  5. I LOVE the Pink Carnation series so much, although am getting worried that we may only get one more book in the series

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    1. I'm so sad we're getting close to the end too!I think I heard 2 more books...Sally Fitzhugh is the next book, and then I think it will be Jane's after that :( Have you ever checked out Lauren Willig's blog? Lots of fun stuff on there!!

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  6. I love , love, love the Pink Carnation series. The combination of history with romance (and spying) is the perfect way to spend an afternoon reading.

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  7. Fun book series. I loved the original Scarlet Pimpernel books (which the Pink Carnation series makes reference to) as well. The book about the bookmaking mystery sounds like a must-read!

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