Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Reads, and it's chilly out...

After starting the week at nearly 70, this week ends with the promise of snow. Oh, New England, don't ever change.

My FridayReads for this confused, cold, possibly snowy, likely rainy weekend-before-a-holiday is The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier. So far, it is so good, and I'm in love. Du Maurier's Rebecca is one of my top ten desert island I-will-love-this-book-for-forever books so I'm unsurprised to find I'm enjoying these short stories (trivia: Du Maurier wrote 'The Birds' which was turned in to the Hitchcock film, although the two have little in common with each other other than the title).

What are you reading this weekend?

11 comments:

  1. I just got this book last week, and am eager to get started with it. Good to hear it's so engrossing! I am reading The Personal History of Rachel Dupree and am very engaged. I am also hoping to read The Language of Flowers this week, but might not get to it! Hope you have a great reading weekend!

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  2. @Heather: I didn't expect to like Rachel Dupree as much as I did -- it really grabbed me! I've got The Language of Flowers on my someday TBR -- I keep picking it up but not starting it because something else feels more pressing. Will be curious abt your thoughts if you do get around to it!

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  3. I've seen this one around a lot recently and I am definitely interested. I loved Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel was pretty good too.

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  4. That sounds great, Audra. I'm trying to finish off a few challenges now that we have Thanksgiving break! First up is Changes: A Love Story, by Ama Ata Aidoo.

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  5. I never knew that duMaurier wrote The Birds! Rebecca is a favorite of mine as well, so I am anxious to see what you think when you finish this collection.

    I am in the middle of State of Wonder -- my first experience with Ann Patchett, and so far so good. Not sure what I will pick up next; absent some blog commitment, I never knew what I'm going to read until I finish my current book.

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  6. I had no idea that duMaurier wrote The Birds! I haven't met a single person who didn't like Rebecca, and I am very ashamed to say I've read only Jamaica Inn and never Rebecca. It is on my to read list.

    This weekend I'm finishing up Daniel Woodrell's The Outlaw Album, which is so good I'm afraid of reviewing it because it's so hard to think of what to say when it's that good, and then I'll start Passing Through by David Penhale. But I have a lot of freelancing to do too so I may just be reading manuscripts for a while!

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  7. I do like the sound of this one, and also, The Birds is one of those movies I enjoy each time I see it.

    Have a great weekend.

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  8. I haven't read anything by this author, but I would like to start. It's cold here in western Canada too - 25 degrees below zero celcius so I'll be cozying up with a good book too.

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  9. I just put this aside for myself at work yesterday! I'm glad to hear it's awesome!

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  10. Lovely. It's snowy here too and I'm in a rich, meaty novel mood. haven't decided my next pick yet. Still haven't read Rebecca. I know. I stink.

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  11. "Rebecca" is a favourite of mine but I was surprised to find I didn't enjoy "The Birds" as much as the movies. Fabulous old film with everyone smoking every other minute. Wouldn't be allowed now!

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