This week’s haul was rather light – and that is a good thing. I am somewhat swamped with teaching at this time of year and I will soon have to start reading for my summer program (which will probably involve either Moby Dick or all of Faulkner’s words). I actually went to the library to drop off about 15 books, and just pick up a couple of holds. But as luck would have it….there were some books available in the new release area that I have had my eye on for quite some time, so I snagged them.
The books that I brought home this week include:
- Write Away by Elizabeth George. I have spent many weeks now reading books on writing and I am just about ready to put into practice what I have read. However, I remember Belle, at Ms. Bookish, praising this book in the past, and I wanted to read what this prolific author had to say before I temporarily suspended my reading on this topic.
- Blankets by Craig Thompson. This is a graphic novel, which I typically do not enjoy because it is like sensory overload for me. However, because of all the wonderful book blogger reviews over the past few weeks, I decided to give this genre one more try. From what I can tell, the pictures are not too graphic or over-the-top, so I think I might be able to focus my attention on the storyline.
- Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. Ok – who hasn’t heard of this outstanding debut novel?! I have had my name on the library waiting list for weeks, but as luck would have it, there was a copy available this week on the new release bookshelf. I will only have this book for 2 weeks, but I think that will be long enough to decide if it is one that I want to read right away. I just discovered that the author will be in Kansas City on March 23rd – so I may decide to purchase my book at that time and have it autographed — how exciting!
- The Group by Mary McCarthy. Several bloggers have reviewed this book recently and given it the highest praise. I hope to have the opportunity to see if it is a viable book for me.
- The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans. Ok – I know we are two months past Christmas already, but a good friend of mine just ranted and raved about this one. She made it sound like it was a book that could be read and enjoyed at any time of year – not just during the holiday season. When I saw it on the bookshelf, I simply could not resist.