Friday Finds – Vampires, Families, Bones & Ancient Egypt

Thanks to a bit of warm weather last week that made something bloom, my allergies hit early and instead of sharing my Friday Finds, I spent the day in bed wishing for my headache to subside. So, this week I’m sharing two weeks worth of finds.

The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine. Found on Book Beast on The Daily Beast. A divorce throws a family into chaos and when siblings gather to comfort a mother, they finds they have more problems of their own than they thought. It’s supposed to have a Sense & Sensibility-esque quality to it with love problems galore.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. Found in About.com Contemporary Literature email newsletter. I subscribe to several email newsletters about books and while I don’t always find something interesting in each one, this one made me stop and read. Yes, Abraham Lincoln the vampire hunter. I can’t wait. I think these knock-off re-writes like Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters are a love it or hate it thing for most. I find them amusing thanks to an inherited demented sense of humor which I think you need to really appreciate these books.

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith. Found while searching Amazon.com for another book. I figure if I’m in for one, I’m in for them all.

A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters. Found in The Wall Street Journal. Twelfth Century murder, a mystery to be solved, in steps Brother Cadfael to do the sleuthing and the burying. I just couldn’t pass up a medieval murder mystery.

Slayer of Gods by Lynda S. Robinson. Found in The Wall Street Journal. When I looked this one up it turned out to be part of a series and while I can’t read books out of order, I did put it on my list as more of an author find than a book find. This is Robinson’s sixth historical thriller set in Egypt and I adore ancient Egypt as a setting. I think I might search out the first book in this series and see where it leads me.

The Three Weissmanns of Westport

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

A Morbid Taste for Bones

Slayer of Gods

Any good finds to share this week?

Friday Finds is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Leave a comment here with a link to your own finds, or share your answers at Should Be Reading. Happy Friday.

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8 thoughts on “Friday Finds – Vampires, Families, Bones & Ancient Egypt

  1. Wow, you’ve got a great and diverse group of books here! I haven’t read any of the Jane Austen monster mash-up books yet, but I will say that I love their covers!

    My Friday Find is over at bookwanderer!

  2. The Three Weissmanns of Westport sounds interesting to me. I loved Sense and Sensibility. Unfortunately I don’t think I’d like P&P&Z but I may give it a shot someday. I’ve read a couple of the Brother Cadfael series and I enjoyed them. Nice finds.

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