Friday Reads on a Thursday

I'm ten kinds of messed up this month. I'm doing my Friday/weekend reads on a Thursday because I've got a review to post tomorrow and I still want to talk about what I'm reading! How selfish is that?

Sadly, still working through many of my reads from last week but I hope to finish them this weekend. I'm also going to be starting Robin Maxwell's Jane, which is inspired by Jane from Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan franchise. I read the first book in the series, Tarzan of the Apes, at the end of the summer and had mixed feelings about it, but I'm very eager for Maxwell's take on that iconic woman.

This week, since I've been too tired to read, my wife and I have been watching a 2008 miniseries called City of Vice, which is set in Georgian England and follows Henry Fielding (the author) and his half-brother John Fielding in their creation of one of London's first police forces, the Bow Street Runners.  It's very good -- police/crime meets costume drama -- and my wife and I are both enormous Iain Glen fangirls.  Since this is tv about an author, that's vaguely bookish enough for inclusion here, right?

What are your reading plans this weekend, or, now that I've opened the door, any bookish-y tv or film plans?

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  1. I've seen Jane pop up quite a bit lately around the blogosphere. I may have to give it a whirl! This weekend I'm reading a vintage gothic called Witch's Hammer, and hopefully starting The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley. Both sound good for this time of year.

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    1. So far it is getting raves, too -- so I'm excited for it. DYING to start that Keasley -- got it for review but not sure I can get to it in October. Love the sound of this vintage gothic -- will keep an eye out for it. I don't know where you are, but here in Boston it has been miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiserably rainy so both reads would be very appropriate, I think!

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  2. Oooh: City of Vice sounds right up my alley. I'll have to watch it! I was listening to Ten Thousand Saints on audio (and I typically manage about one audio a month), but I was enjoying it so much, I switched to print to speed up the process. I'm hoping to finish it this weekend.

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    1. We got it from our public library but I bet it is on Netflix -- super fun. Can't wait to see your review for Ten Thousand Saints now!!

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  3. I'm reading Decked With Holly - it's a cute YA book. I hope to watch some football this weekend.

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    1. That sounds v fun -- both the read and the football watching. It's that kind of weekend!

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  4. I am hoping to finish The Midwife of Hope River this weekend, and also start a new one as well. What that new book will be is anybody's guess right now! Though I am kind of looking at the new Dennis Lehane novel.

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  5. A book about Jane sounds an interesting idea. I know Disney and the George of the Jungle movie version gave her time, but a book must be quite detailed. This weekend is The Black Count for me, as I'm still working through the week's books, too. I've not heard of City of Vice, and wondering how that's not possible as the BBC surely lapped it up.

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  6. Curious to hear how Jane fares when you're done. ooo, City of Vice sounds like a good one for me to try. I just started with the The Tudors after listening to Hilary Mantel's Bring up the Bodies - good one by the way.

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  7. I can't wait for your feedback on Jane. I also think I'll have to check out City of Vice, since I love the time period in which it is set.

    It's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend so I'll be spending time relaxing at the cottage, enjoying the fall colours and eating lots and lots of turkey and pumpkin pie. Hopefully I'll get a little reading in.

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  8. My reading this weekend will be made up of horror/bump-in-the-night reads because I'm participating in Fraterfest (read-a-thon going on from Friday to Monday). ^.^

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  9. I've got a few books left to read for the next few weeks. Bowling Avenue, which is fun so far, Married at Fourteen, a memoir, and I want to re-read our short story for the discussion next week.

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  10. Damniiiit, City of Vice isn't on instant.

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    1. NO! that should be against the law!!! :(

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