Book Reviews, Literary News, and Thoughts on Life
This weekly series is inspired by the In My Mailbox series over at The Story Siren (see link in right sidebar) and chronicles the books I purchased, got from the library or received in the mail throughout the week. These books will more than likely be reviewed eventually, so be sure to check back later!
PBS was good to me this week and provided me with the first two books of the awesome Airborn trilogy from Candian author Kenneth Oppel. If you are a fan of steampunk, tons of adventure (including pirates!), and complex, intriguing characters (Matt is the one you’ll root for, while Kate will frustrate you, but you’ll be able to understand her struggles) then this series will be right up your alley.
I braved less-than-stellar road conditions on Friday to head to the library and picked up some books I am planning on counting toward J-Kaye’s 100+ Reading Challenge (see above tab for details). I’ve been wanting to read Kristin Cashore’s Fire for ages, so I was quite happy to be able to score it in an audio version just as I’m starting classes. This will be perfect for my hour and a half trip to Indy twice a week. Tamora Pierce’s Trickster’s Choice and Sarah Rees Brennan’s The Demon’s Lexicon were both recommended over at Charlotte’s Library (see link in the sidebar) for fan’s of Megan Whalen Turner’s fabulous Queen’s Thief series. I can’t wait to dig into all of these books.
Why are textbooks so stinkin’ expensive? My text for my Adult Readers’ Advisory class is such a tiny thing, but it cost me almost sixty bucks! At least it will leave me with some applicable knowledge, which I can’t say for some of my former textbooks (so if you need a book rec, come see me – I’ll need some guinea pigs for my class). Terry Pratchett’s A Hat Full of Sky was a total surprise when it came in the mail today. Borders took so long shipping it that I had completely forgotten that I used my Borders Bucks to order it. How could I forget something from the fabulous Tiffany Aching series? Unreal!