There must be some cure for this compulsive book buying. zing-ahhh...if there's a cure for this, I don't want it, I don't want it, if there's a remedy, I'll run from it...
Sorry...post night shift random song lyric.
Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire (author of Wicked). I haven't started this one yet, but thumbed through it. A retelling of Snow White in Italy.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. Jason just picked this up for me (enabler!) Story of two women in 19th century China and their letters in a female created language, nu shu. Haven't started it yet either.
The Children of Odin by Padraic Colum. Thor! Loki! Adventures! Loki actually listens when I read aloud to him, Thor doesn't give a hoot, he's got stuff to do.
The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin. About a sudden blizzard and severe cold front that swooped down within hours on the Dakotas in 1888. Very very interesting. It does get a bit long winded with the meteorolgy and the back story of all involved, but once the storm hits, the story is as hair raising as any novel.
Norse Gods! Viking Super Heroes!