Thursday, October 11, 2018

Books from the Backlog #29


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book

This One Is Mine by Maria Simple

Publication Date: March 24, 2010
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap. For all their recklessness, Violet and Sally will discover that David and Jeremy have a few surprises of their own. THIS ONE IS MINE is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more--and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12972591-swan-song

Why did I add This One Is Mine to my bookshelf?

I actually had no idea that I had this book before I found it sitting on my bookshelf as I was browsing for a book to feature for this post.  I can't tell you how long it has been in my home or how it got here.  My current theories involve magical book fairies, Santa, or maybe the crazy lady that lives here and buys so many books she can't remember all of them (that would be me). I don't know what the thought process was in choosing this book but  I do recognize the author so that probably played a part.  I am just wondering how many more surprises I have hiding on my shelves.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?






24 comments:

  1. Buahaha! I can definitely relate to that sort of mysterious manifestation on my shelves. It actually looks pretty entertaining as long as it leans toward some humor rather than a 'downer' cautionary tale.

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    1. It is like the books in my house multiply when I am not looking. I do hope this one isn't a downer!

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  2. I really enjoyed Where'd You Go, but I have been leery of Semple's other books, because low ratings. If this book is as amusing as Bernadette, it would be worth reading for me.

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    1. I haven't read the author but have heard great things about Where'd You Go Bernadette so I guess it is worth a try.

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  3. Huh never heard of this one but loved Where'd You Go Bernadette. I would try it!

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    1. It seems like it would be worth a try especially since I already have the book :)

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  4. I have crazy book lady syndrome too! I need a book ban of some kind but they always lead to an explosive splurge when the lack of new books gets to me!

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  5. haha i actually haven't read any of the roald dalh books my friend gave me

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    1. I have so many unread books. I should be ashamed!

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  6. I don't think this one sounds like one I'd read. If she takes the foray into cheating, I wouldn't like it but if it wasn't for that, it would sound like a fun read. Aha, I knew there was an outside reason books kept appearing in my home - the book fairy!

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    1. I think that the book fairy is a thing. It has to be!

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  7. Haha! That has happened to me too. I imagine my e-reader especially had a few hidden surprises I've forgotten about, and not just my physical bookshelves. This one is new to me. I haven't read the author's work, but I know the author's name.

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    1. I have so many things that I need to read. I know that my kindle has a lot of hidden gems just waiting to be found.

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  8. I think that same crazy lady resides in my house too. Did you read Semple's WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE? I loved that one. I hope this one is just as good.

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    1. I think that there must be a crazy book lady syndrome. I have such a problem. I haven't read Semple yet but it seems that I have plans :)

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  9. Happens to me too often. I can't always remember where a book came from. LOL

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    1. I am not even sure how this book got in my house...lol!

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  10. Funny sounds good! I don't have too many print books anymore but you could spend weeks looking through thousands of books on my Kindle. I do a pretty good job of organizing them on Goodreads though since I got my Kindle after I started using Goodreads. My print books mostly aren't on Goodreads so much though, unless I have read them, or gotten them pretty recently. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I have not done a good job of adding my Kindle books to Goodreads. I have so many things that I am sure I have forgotten quite a lot of them.

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  11. I love the magical book fairies idea :-)

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