Friday, April 23, 2010

Library Loot...

I'm still on a mission to read my own books, and I'm making good headway. So, as a reward, I took a trip to the library. There's a library in town that's connected to a local secondary school. It's the best library in my district to go to for YA books! The only thing is, they are not open to the public until nearly Wednesday. So, I went yesterday. Here's what I picked up:

Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak - I have both The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, and still haven't read either. I'm currently trying to track down a copy of Getting The Girl by the same author. There's something about Markus Zusak that attracts me to his books, even though I haven't read any yet!

Beautiful Dead: Arizona by Eden Maguire - I finished the first in the series, Jonas, last week (my review should be up already?) and I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't intending to carry on with the series so soon, but it was there on the shelves and I thought 'why not?'

Gone by Michael Grant - I'd seen it in the shops. I was never sure of it, especially at the length that it is (over 500 pages), but again with the 'why not?' It's the first in a series. I'm a bit weary of lengthy series just now, but I kind of felt like reading something 'aimed at boys.' This bit on the back sold it for me 'WARNING! Contains scenes of cruelty and some violence' Yes, folks. That's the type of mood I'm in at the moment.

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld - I'd seen this book mentioned over at Five Minutes Peace and then saw a review over at I Can Read Good. Seemed like the book for me.

Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd - I'd seen this in the shops recently. At the library, I finally picked the book up and flicked through it. I was only going to read the first paragraph or so to see what the writing style was like, but before I knew I'd read the first page and a half. So that went in my bag as well.

And I got some Thomas the Tank Engine books for the Boy and called it a day.

What're you reading at the moment?


  1. Great selection. I need to read Zusak soon.

  2. You are lucky to have such a well stocked library, I think libraries in England are better funded than those in Wales :(

  3. I really liked The Book Thief, but haven't read any other Zusak.

  4. What a great selection... thanks for sharing

    Right now, I am reading "Unicorn Sisters" by Ursula Holden and I can only say that so far it is fantastic! Looking forward to blogging about it

    Bon weekend and happy reading


  5. I have been wanting to read The Book Thief for ages myself.

    How funny that you are attracted to Markus Zusak's work even though you haven't read any of it yet. I thought I was the only one who did stuff like that. :o)

    Enjoy your loot!

  6. The Book Thief is one of my all-time favorite books so I hope that you enjoy it. It seems though that people either love it or they hate it. Definitely pick it up soon!

  7. Five Minutes Peace review put Prep on my tbr list too. Enjoy!

  8. I'm looking fed to hearing what you think of Prep.

  9. Yeah for Markus Zusak! I've read them all... except for one called The Underdog which is totally unavailable.

  10. I remember Prep being a quick read! :) And I've been meaning to try out more Zusak for years now, since I read The Book Thief!

  11. Eva - I'm so looking forward to Prep, but all these other books are getting in my way. I'm glad you liked it? Also, I loved Fighting Ruben Wolfe and now I can't wait to read more :)

  12. Hi bybee - For a long time there, I didn't realise Zusak had written anything besides The Book Thief, it was all I heard about! And I still haven't read it!


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