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Wishlist Wednesday #11

Posted on: July 3, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop from Pen to Paper that invites ones to post about one book per week that has been on their wishlist for some time, or just added, and that you can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto your wonderful shelves. 

When we first met, my husband read mostly popular crime novels and I read mostly classics. Over the years, our interests have started to blend. He has gained some appreciation for children’s literature  while I dip into books during the holidays from my husband’s shelves. For example, he has introduced me to Lee Child, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King.

The latest author my husband wishes me to read is Tony Hillerman. After collecting the entire Navajo Tribal Police series, he read the first title: Blessing Way. My husband recommended it to me, because of how much the novel familiarized him with Navajo culture. Apparently, the Navajo both read and approved their portrayal in the series. According to Wikipedia, Hillerman’s writing is noted for the cultural details he provides about his subjects. His works reflect his appreciation of the natural wonders of the American Southwest and his appreciation of its people, particularly the Navajo. Moreover, the books won awards.

I can’t tell you much else yet about Blessing Way, other than to leave you with a description from Amazon:

Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer.

What’s on your wish list?



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Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee



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