Monday, September 28, 2009

Last Library Loot for awhile!

This is expected to be my last trip to the library in awhile. I'd really like to read some of my own books but also my reading (and blogging) time will have to be cut a bit short in the next few months as my new university course is starting. But for now, library books.

1. The Silver Donkey by Sonya Hartnett - no real reason for picking this one up, except the name sounded familiar the book itself looked kind of pretty!

2. The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith - I'm trying something new here, and would like to read some books I missed out on as a child.

3. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield - at the same time as rereading some children's classics!

4. Mary Poppins by PL Travers - I'm not sure I've seen the film all the way through, but I thought I'd read the book anyway!

5. Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian - Never read it, am embarassed to admit that I'm not even sure what it's about!

6. Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko - saw this one someone's blog, can't remember whose! Can't even remember if it was a good review or not!

7. A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon - renewed interest in this after a review by Raych at books i done read!

8. The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie - I don't like short stories, but I am determined to read as many as I can to get an informed opinion of this!

So there we have it. I'm hoping they will last me for awhile.

Have you read any of these books? Where should I start?


  1. I loved Ballet Shoes. It is definitely one of my favourite books. Goodnight Mister Tom is set during the war, when a boy is sent as an evacuee to live with Mister Tom. There is a lovely television adaption of the book with John Thaw as Mister Tom.

  2. I saw the new movie of Ballet Shoes, and it made me want to read the book! (I miss it when I was young) I read Goodnight Mr. Tom-my sister had it as assigned reading one year when we lived in England. It's about a boy sent to the contryside during the air attacks on London-it's good but sad. I love Adichie, but I love her novels more than her short story collection. :)

  3. I LOVED the Spot of Bother!! And he has a book that came out after that...and it was really good too! He's such a great writer!

  4. I just posted a library list today!

    I haven't heard of most of yours, but I'm a strong believer in the kids books, ya know.

  5. oooo what a lovely list of books you got! I never knew Mary Poppins was a book. Now I have to go find it!!! :D

  6. love mark haddon's curious incident of the dog in the night time. enjoy your loot.

  7. I read and really liked Goodnight Mr. Tom when I was younger, but one of my fave YA books of all time is another book written by the same author called Back Home, also set in England around WWII about a teenage girl who was evacuated to America and then returns back to her family in England years later to find everything is different and she has a hard time fitting back in.

    HIGHLY recommend!


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