Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Well. I just got a bunch more books, some of which were specifically requested by you, the people of Stoddard.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (I LOVED The Historian, looking forward to this)
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Paperbacks of Cryptonomicon & Anathem both by Neal Stephenson (I've read both of these. FABULOUS. Anathem was the best book I read in 2009.)
Inkspell, the sequel to Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
The Vampire Diaries 1-4 in a 2-volume paperback set (by L.J. Smith)
Has anyone noticed our Sci-Fi collection is PATHETIC???
I did so I picked up a whole bunch of classic Sci-Fi, including Dune & some of its sequels (by Frank Herbert, not any sequels by his son, which a lot of people have said are pretty good. Opinions, anyone?) but we're still missing Children of Dune, in paperback, in case anyone has it & would like to donate.
I also picked up Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card, the next in the Ender's Game series. I've heard it's really good & I loved Ender's Game, so we'll see. I also got some Ursula Le Guin. Who doesn't love her? She's a genius. I got Always Coming Home, which I started in college & never finished. We'll see how it is. I love most of her dystopian stuff. Post-apocalyptic or otherwise.
I also got some Guy Gavriel Kay, who is a genius at respinning other people's worlds. If you haven't read the Fionavar Tapestry, you must! However, I need The Summer Tree in paperback before I can put the other 2 on the shelves. That's the thing about used book sales. Never know what you'll get.
Also, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Not the whole set. Just the original.
And, of course, we have to have a copy of Forever by Judy Blume. I think it's been legally required by federal law for all libraries to carry it since it was published in 1975, which is I think how old this edition is. (Oh, nope, 1976.)
So. There's just a tidbit of what we've got new. Bunch o' non-fiction, too, but who is excited about that? (Besides me, of course.)
Also: everyone bailed on Storytime today. Waaah. :(