Bookmarks Magazine, September/October 2011

As I leafed through my mail a few weeks ago (junk, junk and more junk!), I was thrilled to come across the new issue of Bookmarks!  I had promised myself I would clean the house, since it was my day off, so I had to put it aside, but man did I clean my butt off so that I could dive in!

As always, I checked off a lot of books that caught my eye and thus my TBR pile grew exponentially.
Here are some of the books that I found interesting.  Some of them were new to me and some of them I had heard of before but hadn’t gotten a copy or read yet.
Zone One, by Olson Whitehead.  This one is for my husband.  It is about a zombie pandemic.  Enough said!
Nightwoods, by Charles Frazier.  This one takes place in the Appalachians, with a woman taking custody of her dead sister’s twin children, described in the blurb as troubled.  It’s not a detailed description but it was enough to grab my interest!
Wench, by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. This has been on my list since it cam out.  My mom has a copy, so I may need to borrow it!
Low Life, by Luc Sante.  This was from a feature article about Ragtime New York and it’s accompanying literature.  This is a “social history [that] focuses on the immigrant underworld of old New York and is aided by black-and-white photographs . . . “
A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, by Ron Hansen. This is about a real life crime from almost a century ago that inspired James Cain’s Double Indemnity.  This has been on my TBR list for a few months now!
Ten Thousand Saints, by Eleanor Henderson. A high school boy dies after he overdoses and his friend makes a complete turn around as a result, even accepting the dead boys child as his own.
Where She Went, by Gayle Forman. This one is pretty self explanatory! I must say, I am thrilled that Bookmarks is featuring a YA section now!
So those are the books that went immediately to my TBR list, or just reminded me that I already really wanted to read them.  There were a few other titles that I marked to look into, so it is possible some of those will make it to my TBR list too.
What books has Bookmarks inspired you to read or add to your TBR list?
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15 Responses

  1. I want to read A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion as well! Sounds intriguing…

  2. I love Bookmarks mag! I started a subscription last year as a Christmas present to myself. In fact I think the one I just reviewed the other day, Spiral, was because of Bookmarks.

  3. I’m sad to say I’ve been so busy that my latest issue of Bookmarks is still unread! I must get to it soon. 🙂

  4. The Charles Frazier sounds good so I’ve added that to my list. Only a beginning I fear because I’ve never heard of Bookmarks and shall now go check out their website.

    Thanks!

  5. I’ve heard great things about Zone One, it’s getting a lot of buzz. I’m definitely going to be picking it up at some point.

  6. Wench is one that I would really like to read as well. I’ve heard great things about it.

  7. I used to subscribe to this and quite enjoyed seeing it appear in the mail! Unfortunately I don’t seem to have extra time for magazines–or rather I tend to pick up my books rather than magazines to read when I have a chance (and then the magazines stack up…), but I always flip through it when I visit the bookstore! I’ve heard of Luc Sante before–and Low Life sounds interesting–I love social history!

  8. Hi! Your list sounds great. I have a copy of “Wench” and even started it, but got interested in something else and haven’t picked it back up, yet. That happens with me sometimes. I’ve never heard of “Bookmarks.” How can I get it? I get the Romance …something, can’t remember the title; but it’s a great magazine with more than just romance novels reviewed.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Lola. :] Deb

    • Bookmarks is a magazine about books! They have reviews and feature articles, along with some fun smaller features. It is an awesome magazine and absolutely dangerous to your TBR pile. You can find it in bookstores or get a subscription!

  9. My subscription is due for renewal. I do love this magazine. I’m always adding to my wishlist when it arrives…LOL

  10. I’ve had my eye on Wench for a long time too. Zone One might make the wish list now. 🙂

  11. I’ve seen a few not great reviews of Wench — can’t wait to see what you think of it! I’m super interested in A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion — yum!

  12. This is one of my all time favorite magazines! I look forward to finding it in my mailbox. Sounds like it was great motivation to get that housework done fast!

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