The Doctor’s Wife

I’m currently listening to The Doctor’s Wife by M E Braddon which was recommended to me by Guy. What a perfect quote for the Friday Finds meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. It sounds like Mr. Raymond isn’t as excited about his box of books as most of us are.

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Mr. Raymond was established in a big chintz-covered easy-chair, turning over a box of books newly arrived from London, and muttering scornful comments on their titles and contents.

This book is such fun! Aside from being a Victorian Sensation Novel which I quite enjoy, it is loaded with references to books and characters. A free etext is available at Project Gutenberg and a free audio at LibriVox.

I have read and enjoyed four other novels by Braddon: The Trail of the Serpent, Aurora Floyd, Henry Dunbar and Lady Audley’s Secret. All these and many more can be found free online.

Friday Finds – July 25, 2014

FourBooksFriday Finds is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading to showcase books you recently found and added to your TBR (to be read) list. It doesn’t matter whether you found them free online, borrowed them from a library or purchased them somewhere. Anything works.

 

A great haul for me this week! Eight books which I ordered from Powell’s Books earlier this month have arrived.

 

Death of Yesterday by M.C. Beaton (Hamish Macbeth #29)
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin #24)
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly (Mickey Haller #5)
Ten Little New Yorkers by Kinky Friedman (Kinky Friedman #18)
They Shoot Horses Don’t They? by Horace McCoy
Alien Hearts by Guy de Maupassant
Hard Time by Sara Paretsky (V.I. Warshawski #9)
Total Recall by Sara Paretsky (V.I. Warshawski #10)

 

Any guesses which book shot to the top of the TBR list? (hint: Series mysteries are my favorite contemporary reading and this is one of the series I have been reading the longest.)

Did you have a productive week? Share your Friday Finds with us! Please leave a comment with the link to your own Friday Finds post on MizB’s blog or here. If you don’t have a blog, you may share your finds in a comment here anyway. We’d love to know what you found this week.

Friday Finds – July 18, 2014

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Friday Finds is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading to showcase books you recently found and added to your TBR (to be read) list. It doesn’t matter whether you found them free online, borrowed them from a library or purchased them somewhere. Anything works.

I found two this week, one which led to another, you know how that goes.

I spotted The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle at Emma’s Book Around the Corner. It looks like a totally wild and over-the-top read.

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I’ve already ordered a copy in English, but couldn’t resist showing this German cover.

 

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While I was browsing at Powell’s Books, I came across The Game of Thirty which looked intriguing and happened to jump right into my cart.

 

 

 

Share your Friday Finds with us! Please leave a comment with the link to your own Friday Finds post on MizB’s blog or here. If you don’t have a blog, you may share your finds in a comment here anyway. We’d love to know what you found this week.

 

 

Friday Finds – July 11, 2014

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Friday Finds is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading to showcase books you recently found and added to your TBR (to be read) list. It doesn’t matter whether you found them free online, borrowed them from a library or purchased them somewhere. Anything works.

 

This is my first week to participate in Friday Finds. I would like to thank MizB for hosting this and other memes.

I have one this week:

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The Flood, a novella by Émile Zola

The Flood can be downloaded free in numerous formats from Project Gutenberg and as an audio book from LibriVox. Published in 1880, the French title is L’Inondation.

 

Share your Friday Finds with us! Please leave a comment with the link to your own Friday Finds post on MizB’s blog or here. If you don’t have a blog, you may share your finds in a comment here anyway. We’d love to know what you found this week.