I am trying to limit the amount of books I can take out at the library at once. I have to admit that I am failing miserably, and that there is a large pile of books sitting on my “library shelf” at home. But because I am lazy, and because I have finished reading most of these – I have limited the books listed below to the most recent arrivals and the ones I haven’t read yet. This makes for a rather surprising assemble, or so I think.
Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby
I was looking for a new audio book as I am planning on picking up walking before I turn to running again with my sprained ankle. I have a reread of Persuasion waiting on my iPod, and I am *still* in the middle of Brave New World (which I am not enjoying on audio, perhaps it’s better in print?), but when I saw this I simply couldn’t not take it home with me. I usually enjoy Hornby’s books, but I always feel High Fidelity is his best. When reading reviews, many have compared this one favourably to that title, saying that with Juliet, Naked Hornby brings back some of his former magic. I’m really looking forward to starting on this one.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
I remember Ana’s review of this, and I remember wanting to read it because of that review and because it features music. And I love books about music. And I trust Ana’s opinion. So there. And also, I saw the movie, which I enjoyed. I feel like this does not cover my excitement about seeing this book on the shelves of the library at all – I honestly had never expected to find it there and I was so happy when I came across it by accident. So yay! Can’t wait to read this. Unfortunately, my library only had the Dutch version..
Daughter of the Forest – Juliet Marillier
The hold for this one finally came in. I admit I am not sure what to make of the Dutch cover (not pictured), but this came recommended by Ana for my fairy tale project, which makes me eager to dive in. I rather hope I enjoy it, because it appears my library owns at least 10 more titles by Marillier. Doesn’t it always make you feel so happy when you notice a potential treasure of an author’s books on the library shelves? Another reason I’m looking forward to this is that its description tells me it is about a daughter, instead of her brothers, destined to protect her father’s land. And it involves travel to a foreign land. And.. I don’t know, the description just promises what could be a great story.
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening – L.J. Smith
Yep, I can see you all laughing from a mile off. But given my constant annoyance at the authors of the TV series during season 3, and seeing as I always used to say that the TV series is so much better based on my sampling the first 30 or so pages of the books, I felt I had better give the books another go now that I no longer know if I truly love the TV series. And also, the show’s on hiatus and I kind of need my TVD kick. I am so pathetic. I should probably admit that this book has been in my possession for the past 2 months or so, and I can never quite get myself to read it.
The Ice Queen – Alice Hoffman
Another hold that came in at the library after Ana recommended it for my fairy tale reading project. Here comes confession number one: I have never read anything by Alice Hoffman before. Confession number two: I am a little nervous about what I’ll find inside. It’s labelled as a psychological thriller and I’m not always the best person for those. I see that bloggers are quite divided about this one. But anyway, I’ll give this a go and see whether I enjoy it or not.
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