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Friday, March 04, 2011

All Over the Map

Even though I have a stack of good books to read, I sometimes just can't keep myself from ordering some that seem more insistent.  

Here are some that I've ordered recently:

The Gift by Hafiz (Stefanie's recent post pushed me into finally ordering!)

The Mighty Eighth:  The Air War in Europe as Told by Men Who Fought It by Gerald Astor  (my recent reading of The Bomber Boys - not yet reviewed- encouraged me to discover more)

The Shadow Hunt and West of the Moon by Katherine Langrish (these will work for Carl's Once Upon a Time Challenge , and Kailana and I are both planning to do The Shadow Hunt; be sure to check out Katherine's blog where you can find out more about her own books, as well as see interviews of other authors and great posts about fairy tales.)
The Golden Child by Penelope Fitzgerald.  

Currently reading: 
West of Here by Jonathan Evison (thanks to Algonquin Books!) and enjoying it.  Not a fast moving novel, but totally engrossing!    I get lost in this one and when I come up for air, marvel at the author's ability to weave so many threads into whole cloth.
The Hidden Reality:  Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene.  Well, I was reading this, but it has been kind of put on hold as I keep picking up West of Here instead.

What an eclectic mix:  poetry, history, fantasy, mystery, adventure, science.  I'm really trying to read more nonfiction this year, and so far, I'm doing OK. 


  1. If you are interested in the women side of pilots, there is Spitfire Women of World War II by Giles Whittell. I read it last week and really liked it!

  2. If I ever wrote a book it would be called The Book Collector a/k/a Sherri-LOL!! I love to buy books and I do read quite a bit (not as much this year because of knitting). Hope you enjoy those new books you ordered! So many books so little time!

  3. Oooh, a WWII book I haven't heard of. And, another one! You and Kelly are going to get me in trouble. I'm trying to get rid of books, not acquire!! :)

  4. Kailana - Thanks, Kelly, I'll look for this one!

    Sherri - I wish I could knit--I mean really follow a pattern and create something! I'm looking forward to this batch of books, but so many are still in my current stacks!

    Bookfool - ;) Good intentions! I'm not supposed to be buying either, either. I try to stay with the library, supplemented by ARCs, but I'm weak!

  5. I've had Penelope Fitzgerald on my radar for some time, but haven't read one of her novels yet. I noticed she keeps turning up on my wish lists.

  6. Bybee - :0 She has been on my lists several times, too. I finally decided to do something about it and am eager to give it a try!

  7. I am planning on reading my first Penelope Fitzgerald this year. I always hear such good things about, i really need to get acquainted.

  8. I got the West of Here novel too and it's just so dense looking. I don't know that I'm in the mood for something like that right now but I'm glad to hear you are enjoying it... Looking forward to your review!

  9. Caroline - I'm eager for it to arrive. Well, for all of them to arrive!

    Iliana - It is really good so far, Iliana, but I've been busy lately and have slowed down on this one.