Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Throwback and the Review Pile ~ 8/2/12

The read and the unread.

We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles (released 5 or more years ago) that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

Harriet the Spy

"Harriet the Spy"
Author:  Louise Fitzhugh
Publication Date: 5/15/1978

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she?s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?

From the Review Pile is hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim is to showcase books that you've received but haven't yet got around to reading.

Chasing Fire

"Chasing Fire"
Series:  N/A
Author:  Nora Roberts
Publication Date:  4/3/2012

The number-one New York Times-bestselling author delves into the world of elite firefighters who thrive on danger and adrenaline -- men and women who wouldn't know how to live life if it wasn't on the edge. — There's little as thrilling as firefighting -- at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are in Rowan's blood: her father is a legend. She's been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home -- even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering in the air.

Fortunately, this year's rookie crop is one of the strongest ever -- and Gulliver Curry's one of the best. He's also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids' arcade. And though Rowan, as a rule, doesn't hook up with other smoke jumpers, Gull is convinced he can change her mind...

But everything is thrown off balance when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year's tragedy. Rowan knows she can't complicate things with Gull -- any distractions in the air or on the ground could mean the end -- but if she doesn't find someone she can lean on, she may not make it through the summer. . .

I look forward to getting lots of great book ideas for my TBR from everyone's Throwbacks and Review Pile.

Happy Reading!


  1. You know, I haven't read any Nora Roberts, and I don't even know why that is, other than lack of time. I really like the premise for Chasing Fires, though, so I might just have to make time. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. I was only 7 years old when your first came out ... ha!

    Like the Nora Roberts book!

    Check out mine:


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