As usual, I had only planned to pick up one book that was being held for me at the library but who can resist the lure of the new books bookshelf? Not me. Here are the books I just couldn’t leave without:
- The Owl Service by Alan Garner. This is the next reading selection for the Slaves of Golconda. I’ve been very bad about participating lately but I’m really going to try and join in this time.
- Mary Modern by Camille DeAngelis. According to Publisher’s Weekly: This imaginative near-future, genre-bending debut novel borrows its premise from the iconic work of a less modern Mary—Mary Shelley. Sounds intriguing doesn’t it? Anyone read it?
- Borkmann’s Point by Håkan Nesser. This won the Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy prize for best novel of 2004.
- Raven Black by Ann Cleeves. Another mystery which according to all reviews I’ve read about it promises to be a very good one.
So much for reading from my stacks right? I’ve been thinking and even though I wanted to participate in the From the Stacks Challenge I think I will pass on it this time. I still want to see if I can finish at least another of my current reading challenges so I want to focus on those for now. Besides, 2008 is just around the corner and I have seen lots of good challenges that start up in January. You bet I’ll be joining some of those.
Oh, and while I was at the library I also got a chance to catch up on the latest issue of Utne Reader and I’m glad I did because they had the list of nominees for the Independent Press Awards. I love looking at their list because I always find new magazines to explore. I was so happy to see three magazines that arrive in the mailbox at Casa Bookgirl make the list. They are: Bookforum, E Magazine, and Yoga Journal. Good stuff.
Alright now it’s off to catch up on some of those challenge reads.