Wednesday, February 18, 2009
1. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
2. The Lives of Animals by JM Coetzee
3. Hello? Is Anybody There? by Jostein Gaarder
4. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
5. Zorro by Isabel Allende
6. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
7. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
8. The War Poems by Wilfred Owen
9. Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth by Alice Walker
I always have an idea of what I'd like to pick up from the library before I go, I try to make it reasonable. Today, I wanted poetry from WWI, I was *hoping* for Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters, something by Dorothy Koomson (I saw Marshmallows for Breakfast the last time I was in) and some good YA. As you can see, I didn't have much luck. Apart from the poetry. To make it worse, I wanted to stop by a new library this week to see some different books, but it turns out the only one I would be able to drive to was closed until tomorrow at 2pm. I hate things like that. Not that they were closed, that's understandable. I hate it when I have an idea in my head how things will turn out and things end up completely different. Like not finding the right books, to going to my normal library.
I picked Casino Royale because it's on the 1001 list. I thought the Coetzee was as well, but it isn't. I saw it just as I was heading out and didn't stop the check my list, that I nerd-ily keep in my handbag at all times. I picked up the Gaarder book and Tuck Everlasting in order to balance out the adult fiction. I'm excited about American Gods. I adore Alice Walker and Isabel Allende. I'm not sure why I picked up Cold Mountain. It's the movie tie-in version and I normally avoid those editions, but I didn't today.