A Multitude Of Books…

Ok…is it a special gene that book lovers have? I have always loved books….in all of their real book shapes and real book forms and even in all of their magical Kindle libraries that I can carry with me everywhere! Carrying an entire library in my bag is what sold me on my Kindle!

I love smelling books…is that weird? I love and cherish hard bounds…but…I love and cherish my Kindles, too. I was the kid who couldn’t go anywhere without at least one book…well maybe two. And on trips I had a stash of books that needed their own carry all. And along with the books I had notebooks filled with titles of future books that I needed to read with notes about them and notes about authors…I was book crazy!

I am still book crazy!

My parents were mystified by me but fed my reading addiction. I got at least one new Nancy Drew every Saturday!

Summery Sunday afternoons…this is how it went down…instant Lipton Iced Tea, a plate of Windmill cookies…maybe these are known just to Ohioans…and me on the glider on our enclosed front porch…sipping, nibbling and reading my day away!

And now…

Just a few new books from NetGalley and Edelweiss…aren’t these covers just soooo lovely? I love when my books range from lovely to creepy!

Summaries from Amazon…


The stunning sequel to Maria Dahvana Headley’s critically acclaimed Magonia tells the story of one girl who must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes—and two versions of herself. I loved Magonia!

Three Dark Crowns

Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen.

The Tea Planter’s Wife…

#1 International bestselling novel set in 1920s Ceylon, about a young Englishwoman who marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he’s keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences.

The Memory Of Lemon…

The author of The Cake Therapist returns with another sweet and emotional tale featuring Neely, the baker with a knack for finding exactly the right flavor for any occasion…I loved The Cake Therapist!


New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee brings a modern twist to an ancient mystery surrounding the most notorious female serial killer of all time. A fast-paced thriller for fans of Lee’s Books of Mortals series with Ted Dekker, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, and BBC America’s hit series Orphan Black.

The Wolf Road…

The Wolf Road is an intimate cat-and-mouse tale of revenge and redemption, played out against a vast, unforgiving landscape—told by an indomitable young heroine fighting to escape her past and rejoin humanity. OMG!

Okie Dokie!

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20 thoughts on “A Multitude Of Books…

  1. Stephanie Faris says:

    I read everything on Kindle now so I can see the font (and turn pages) on my treadmill. But I SO miss going to bookstores and buying a stack of books to read. Yes, the smell of a new book is intoxicating!


  2. Rita @ View From My Home Journal says:

    I can totally relate! I had to carry armloads of library books home in a metal shopping cart (the kind you pull behind you and fold up– I think only folks from city backgrounds know these) when I was a youngster and lived within walking distance of the library. My mom bought me a new hardcover Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Happy Hollisters, etc. depending on my age just about every week and then scolded me for “reading it too fast”!

    I love that you are so eclectic in your tastes. That way I can almost always find whatever I'm in the mood for when I visit your blog. Thanks, Patty!


  3. Patty Magyar says:

    Rita…you are more than welcome…I still have my older cousins first edition of Nancy Drew and another one called Cherry Ames…I read those books over and over and over again!

    I have seriously been working on developing more eclectic tastes and it's been fun!


  4. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    I do love the smell of books! I remember the distinctive scent of books from the library…the smell seemed to surround me as I entered those four walls.

    Reading time for me was Ritz crackers and milk.

    I would have LOVED a new Nancy Drew every Saturday. I did get to go to the library, though. And then my newest best friend showed me her box of Nancy Drew books…and I was in heaven!

    I don't think new libraries have quite the same scent as the old one I visited…but I love that smell, too.

    My Kindle doesn't have a scent, exactly…but I love it, too!


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