Sunday, December 21, 2008
Sunday Salon - A library list (21 Dec 008)
I went to the library earlier this week and I'm quite proud of my selection:
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
Oracle Night by Paul Auster
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Greenwitch by Susan Cooper
The Grey King by Susan Cooper
Also new in the house recently, The Master of Petersburg by JM Coetzee, which I won in a giveaway from Matt! Thank you so much!
I figured it was about time I read The Dark is Rising sequence. I've heard enough about it. They didn't have the last in the series, Silver on the Tree, otherwise I would have picked that up as well. The rest of the books, Un Lun Dun aside, in the children's section didn't really appeal to me this time. I've been in YA mode for weeks now, it feels like the tide is turning now. Hence books like Schindler's Ark and the Paul Austers. I've tried The New York Trilogy before without success, but I feel in the mood for Paul Auster. I started reading Oracle Night earlier this week and I'm in love. I love the way Auster pulls me right into a story.
I've given myself until the New Year to read mainly for pleasure. Let 2008 finish before I get cracking on my new university course. The holidays are not the right time to start something stressful. So I'm hoping to fly through as many of these books as I can before I have to crack open the textbooks! Hope everyone has a great Christmas!