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September Books…

Posted on: September 20, 2006

Another pile of books has piled up without me blogging about them, let’s see if I can remember them all.

But first — I’m so excited that I received my first book back from my paperback book swap! If you’re interested in participating (you send out one book and send the letter to six friends, you get back 36 books!), please let me know — I’d love to include you and somehow I doubt that all 6 of the people I sent it to are planning to actually follow through with it (if you did, thank you!! isn’t it fun!!) I just got Bel Canto in the mail, which I have been meaning to read forever and now will finally try to get around to!

Anyway, here are some of the books I’ve been reading/listening to lately:

The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
Thank you Mom for sending it — I do love Jasper Fforde! I thought this was better than The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime, and so much fun to jump into the now familiar Nursury Crime world. Can’t wait for the next Thursday Next though…

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The local teen librarian had said this was the best book she had read all summer, and I can totally see why. Its a fantastic YA vampire book with great characters. A week later I was dreaming about making the movie version of it and I’m on the waiting list for the sequel. A quick can’t-put-it-down one.

All Over Creation by Ruth L. Ozeki
I had really liked My Year of Meats a few years ago so thought I’d take this one (plus I thought S would enjoy the agricultural angle so it seemed like a good choice for our long weekend car ride) It was complicated and long (and I admit I fell asleep for some of it which probably didn’t help), but overall I liked it and it lead to some interesting conversations in the car about genetic engineering and things.

Dragonsinger (Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2) (Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2) by Anne McCaffrey
We listened to this one on the way back home from Oregon. They’re such comforting, easy to listen to stories. I’m glad I had listened to A Gift of Dragons since it got me familiar enough with the world that I could jump into book two of this series pretty well. I don’t know why I haven’t read all of them before now…

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
I had avoided picking this one up for ages, but was desperate for a CD so finally gave in — and then of course loved it. I had no expectations going in except that the back blurb didn’t sound very appealing. But the commutes zoomed by all week with this one playing.

I’m still slogging my way through this month’s bookclub pick, Gate of the Sun, but it puts me to sleep so I doubt I’ll finish in time for next week’s discussion (and then I’ll probably abandon it for my growing pile of fun books). Just started Elsewhere in the car which seems promising.

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