Thursday, January 31, 2008

Next to read:

Living with little quilts, by Alice Berg et al, c. 1997 -- lcl
The Hornbeam tree, by Susan Lewis, c. 2004 -- bc 584 0028
Blue fire, by Sarah Holland, c. 1994 -- petone ubs -- bc 572 7403

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Adding in a romance here .... for variety's sake. Randomly chosen to read:

The Scarecrow and the Servant -- then

"Seven Year Seduction," by Heidi Betts, c. 2006, WCL harl


Old Bones -- then

"Tempt Me," by Caroline Cross, c. 2006, WCl harl

then as per previous posts -- nut after "Amy's Honeymoon" ... "The Healer," by Jean Brashear, c, 2003 -- bc 5826934

Friday, January 25, 2008

"The Worry Tree," by Marianne Musgrove, c. 2007

Juliet's a worrywart, and no wonder! Her little sister, Oaf, follows her around taking notes and singing "The Irritating Song" all day long ....

Delightful book

"All Because of You," by Melissa Hill

Nice piece of escapism.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Dang it lost my post ... ACL and I had a nice trip to LCL today while DML was testing bikes. [MRL is still in Wairarapa with Lilley family]. ACL is on the mission to complete the Gahoole series by Lasky.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Please tell me if I am unusual .... I read more when at home, in routine, than I do when away on holiday. Why?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

"Boobela and Worm,"

Enjoyable pictures, espec between vignettes. Interesting enough story.

Next books on my list:
"The Scarecrow and his Servant," by Philip Pulman, c. 2004 -- wcl -- red fic
"Old Bones," by Bill Nagelkerke, c. 2006 -- wcl -- red fic
"Babyfather," by Joanna Kendrick, c. 2007 -- wcl -- ya fic
"The Sledding Hill," by Chris Crutcher, c. 2005 -- wcl --ya fic
"The Blacksmith," by Jenny Maxwell, c. 1996 -- bc 5486434
"Amy's Honeymoon," by Julia Llewellyn, c. 2007 -- ecl -- request

Friday, January 11, 2008

"Library Mouse," by Daniel Kirk, c. 2007

Inspirational. The book just came into work the other day.

from library jacket ...

"Sam was a library mouse. His home was a little hole in the wall behind the children's reference books, and he thought that life was very good indeed ..."

[green picture book wcl]

Saturday, January 05, 2008

There are some beautiful passages on libraries, and the fun of reading in "After You've Gone." As of bedtime I'm at p162 of p340 (47.6475%).

"I was at the library."
"You and your library! It's a wonder you're not cross-eyed with all that reading. Are you on your way home?" p162

"He was there, writing at his usual table. Willa wondered why he chose to write in the library and not at home but perhaps he wouldn't want his mother peering over his shoulder and asking what he was writing. Having seen her, Willa thought that possible. She looked like the kind of woman who would want to know everything. And, in an odd way, which Willa understood, the library was more private, in spite of all the other people around. p158

Friday, January 04, 2008

Started "Santaland Diaries," last night. It is a pretty quick read. I found the tongue-in-cheek a little bit to handle, but on the whole it was readable.

Next couple of random reads ..

"All because of you," by Melissa Hill, c. 2006 - ecl - reserve
"The worry tree," by Marianne Musgrove, c. 2007 -- pcl -- kids red book -- on end cap

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

armchair travel from Liverpool to Kansas ... 07128 and 08001