Saturday, November 24, 2018

Books that I have recently captured

These book were recently free range books but I captured them with my net and brought them home.
I am looking forward to reading them. I think they also captured me.
This novel "The Travelling Cat Chronicles" sounds charming and I hope it is and that no cat has been harmed and no old man harmed either. Arikawa wrote this novel about an old man in Japan traveling around the country with his cat. That is all I know about the plot thus far, no spoilers please. It is translated from the Japanese and the dust jacket promises Nana the cat and his owner Satoru "will learn the true meaning of courage and gratitude, of loyalty and love." Doesn't this sound good?
This one I captured today at the local Goodwill store: dogs, memoir, disastrous second marriage, and written by the author of one of the best books I've ever read "Enchanted April." Actually I started reading this one, and it seems to be just about her dogs, which makes sense, according to its title "All the Dogs of My Life."
I am glad I found a dog book and a cat book, a balance that will please my dog and cat. By the way, my cat discovered the heated cat house I bought her beginning on Thanksgiving and she finds it very cozy.
I read Anne Perry's first two novels about the Pitts who investigate murders and I like the books a lot. Someone mentioned Perry writes a Christmas novel each year and I bought this one as a Christmas treat for myself. "That clever young aristocrat and budding sleuth Vespasia Cumming-Gould, ... investigates the tragedy that is to darken this lighthearted holiday house party",
For another treat I have no. 21 in the brilliant Rebus series by Ian Rankin. I am reading these in order, as per usual for me with series. Rebus is settling in to an uneasy retirement and is drawn into a long ago unsolved murder case. I  finished reading "Rather Be the Devil" yesterday and give it the five stars I usually give to the Rebus books. I am concerned about Rebus' health problem and will want to read the next book when it comes out. Also Rebus has a lady love, good for him.
Do you want to share any books you are looking forward to reading? Any Christmas treat books?


Kathy G said...

I would love to know your opinion of "The Travelling Cat Chronicles" after you've read it.

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the reviews. The book by Perry sounds very good. I'm making notes so I can look for more books to add to my nightstand in a few weeks.

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Terra!


Betsy said...

The Traveling Cat Chronicles and the Christmas Journey immediately peak my interest. Thanks for the recommendations.

Dee Kissinger said...

Looks like you will be VERY busy reading this winter! Good choices.

Joyful said...

The Travelling Cat Chronicles sounds appealing to me. I'll keep my eye open for it. Thanks for sharing your reading list.

Cynthia said...

They all look good and I'll be looking forward to your reviews.

Sam I Am...... said...

I always love your book recommendations and those all sound fabulous! I need to do a book post this week as I have been lax. I did watch a cute Christmas movie last night....The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I put some of my books on my coffee table for the holidays. YOURS is there my friend! I love to read in the evenings since it gets dark so early. Enjoy your day!

Kit said...

Thanks for the book reccomendations! They look great! :) Kit

Lin said...

I am always leery about animal books because I hate it when they die. I hope all of these stories end happily! Either that, or they need to have a disclaimer at the beginning so that we are fully prepared.

Teresa Kasner said...

Your three books look interesting.. I'm reading "Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe" by Jenny Colgan. It's been a bit slow but I hope it picks up. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Denise inVA said...

Your choices look very interesting. I am reading through a book of poems right now by Mary Oliver. She has had several published but this one is called New and Selected Poems, Volume One.

Barb said...

Hi Terra~

Love your list of books. I loved, Enchanted April, very good book! It will be a long cold winter, so I guess I better get some good books on the shelf!

Hugs and Love,

Wandering Wren said...

It is always good to have a nice pile of books to get into at this time of year, isn't it? Funny that you have both a cat and a dog book. I'm drawn more to the Cat Chronicles than the dog one myself despite being firmly in the dog camp!! Let us know how it is!
Happy reading!
Wren x

Elizabeth said...

You have some good titles.

ENJOY, and thanks for coming by my blog earlier.

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Hi Terra, I have tried to respond to comments that you have left on my blog and it keeps coming back as a non-viable email address. If I promise not to sell your email to spammers (LOL) would you send me your email addy to my email so I have it? My direct email is Thanks so much!
I love books and just finished a good one, The Death of Mrs. Westaway. A page turner mystery with no sex or bad language.
I hope you have a great weekend, Terra! xo Diana

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Traveling Cat Chronicles is one I hope to read soon!