Friday, August 16, 2013

“Literary Friday” with Art@Home UPDATED!

I hope you’ve had a good week and have a fun weekend planned! I’ve stayed home a lot but it’s given me more time to read!

I read 2 books this week and both were very good! I rate my books on Goodreads now which is more fun than trying to keep up with them in a spreadsheet.


I read another book by Jeannette Walls and it is excellent! Inside the front cover of Silver Star, it said a heartbreaking story….and I thought, oh no! I wasn’t really ready for a sad story but I wouldn’t describe it that way at all! I enjoyed it!


I found a new author I like, Laurie R. King so I checked out another book by her at the library. These are mysteries and filled with intrigue and interesting locations.

Right now I am reading this book.


I haven’t really gotten into it yet so I don’t have an opinion on it yet.

I received this one in the mail this week as a giveaway win! (I know…I’ve been so lucky lately!)


Visit Bella at A Prairie Girl Reads. She does lots of reviews and loves mysteries, too! I know I’m going to love this author! Thanks Bella!!!

Here’s my stack from the library this week.


Anything catch your eye?

What are you reading right now?


I’m joining Ricki Jill for Literary Friday.


There’s a REALLY great GIVEAWAY going on right now!

Paperback Writer has just released her 50th novel and is celebrating with a giveaway!


Go to her website HERE to read all about it! One of our blog buddies has made something special as part of the giveaway! You won’t want to MISS it!!!


Cranberry Morning said...

Ha! Yeah, what caught my eye was 'While We Were Watching Downton Abbey' lol Can't wait until the next installment. :-)

What I'm reading right now is 'How God Became King' by N.T. Wright. It's a great book!

Vee said...

I'm book free at the moment. No excuse for that!

cynthia lee designs said...

I love to read too. Right now, I'm reading "The Best of Me" by Nicholas Sparks.
Have a great weekend.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I just read, "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green. My 14 year old granddaughter recommended it. This may be the best book I've read in a very, long time. It touchings all emotions.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Sounds like you've discovered some great books!

Susie said...

Well I actually have been reading a bit on " true story of the holocaust" by Elly Berkovits Gross. It's a school book. I admire everyone reading as they do...I used to read all the time. I want to get beack into the habit. :):) Hope your weekend is fun and pleasant. We are planning to check out some local Farmers' markets. xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Your reading sounds fun, Diane. I am reading a series of educational books right now- xo Diana

cucki said...

Aww very sweet books x

Anonymous said...

I'm always up for a good mystery, these look very interesting, I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

acorn hollow said...

I read porch light by Dorothea Benton Frank. Loved it I love her books I just got The last original wife by her so far I am in the 3rd chapter not loving it which makes me sad.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I love Rhys Bowen and the Royal Spyness books are great, think I've read most od them. I'm on the second book of three I started last weekend. We were at the library this past Thursday and picked up some new books to read. I use Goodreads too, great place to keep track of books.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I just discovered Goodreads and have compiled a slew of books I want to read. I have no time now but always take a few with me on vacation.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You know I love to read and I'm glad we are 'friends' on Goodreads! I just finished Ocean Beach bye Wendy Wax and I really liked it. I have decided to buy a Ereader to take to Paris. I hope I like it. Time will tell. I like Dorothea Benton Frank so hope this books is good. I'll look for your review.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

You have been busy with all your reading and thanks for sharing your books with us,
I have just started reading my book Peaces for Monsieur Le Cure, I got in a giveaway and will be sure to review that when I finish.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love when I find an author I like and I can read all of their books. I have not read anything lately. That Downton Abbey book looks interesting though!


Cheryl @ TFD said...

I actually have about 4 books I've started and not finished. They are all different, one is a gardening book, the other is an autobiography, only 1 is a fiction and I'll probably finish it first. Then I was sent a book to review that I can't wait to read.

pembrokeshire lass said...

My, you are reading a lot at the moment. I love reading too! Trouble is that I find I start reading and then fall asleep. It must be the needs I'm happens even with the most interesting books! Enjoy yours! Joan

Jill said...

The Silver Star is on my list of books to read - I keep a Pinterest board of books I want to read and have read.

Geralyn Adams said...

Thanks so much for your visit today! I look forward to getting to know you through this wonderful blogging world :)

Marivel said...

I like chicken soup books.
Best wishes !

Michelle said...

I love seeing what everyone else is reading! The Silver Star is on my to-read list, so I'm glad to hear that it's good. Happy Reading! ~Michelle

Linda R said...

I have only read one of Jeannette Walls books. The Glass Castle. I love it. I keep saying I am going to read more of her books.

Right now I am reading "Calamity Jayne" by Kathleen Bacus. I am loving it so far. Easy summer read.


Jeanne Baney said...

I'm on Goodreads too, I am tickled to see a new book by Jeanette Walls. I just finished reading Plum Wine. It was really interesting.

Donna said...

Oh, I see a book about Downton Abby! Let us know how you like that, OK?

Babs Richman said...

I've read all of Dorothea Benton Frank's books, and loved them all. She's one of my favorite authors. And what interests me in your stack of books? Anything about Downton Abbey catches my attention. :) Thanks for the book suggestions.

Carola Bartz said...

I don't know any of these books, but I will check them out. I just finished "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton and loved it.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Thanks for linking-up, Sweetie. The Porch Light looks great!

I'll email you later....


Bella said...

Thank you so much for the shoutout! I hope you love Heirs and Graces, it was one of my favorites in that series. I love when winners on my blog are bloggers I know :) Happy reading!!