Monday, January 29, 2007

Current Stack O' Books

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... 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!


Heather said...

I'm on a reading kick.
I'm currently reading a bizarre novel entitled The Bone Doll's Twin, I just finished a YA Uglies, The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book and The Red Tent within the last week. I have another novel by Anita Diamant waiting on me, but I'm just not feeling it and may return it to the library for something different.

I'm pretty sure I read Mirror Mirror a while ago, but I can't remember if I enjoyed it as much as Wicked.

Mary said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one with a stack of books to read. I read Wicked last year, but have yet to try Mirror Mirror,which is in my stack.

Heather said...

Ugh, finished the Bone Doll's Twin last night to find it was the first of a trilogy. The story is interesting enough to make me buy the books, but I hate unpronounceable character names.

Pam said...

I need to remember to write these down. I always read about books that I want to - well - read, and then I forget what they were. Of course, if I write them down, I'll forget where the piece of paper is that I wrote them down on. It's a viscious cycle.

Heather said...

I solved that by keeping a spreadsheet of books and authors to try. Since most of my recommendations seem to come from bloggers, it's almost always handy.

JanetLee said...

My mom has a little spiral notebook in which she records all her "read books" so when she goes to the bookstore, she can check.

She also reads a lot of serial books (mostly spy novels) and she keeps a notebook of characters - who they are, what they've done - because there are a lot of foreign names that pop up every so often from book to book.