Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Following on from my Lenten post yesterday, I should have mentioned that the library has been augmenting my TBR bookcase quite considerably over the last few weeks. I've indulged in some reservations (85p each, so have to be fairly restrained as the cost can still add up quite a lot), but the most recent batch of books were all chosen from the open shelves.
Of all of my library loot, I was most excited about My driver by Maggie Gee. As I mentioned yesterday, Jackie had recently reviewed it which led me to read its prequel, My cleaner last week, and having enjoyed that so much, I was extremely pleased to be able to get a copy straight away.
I also picked up another Maggie Gee book, Where are the snows, as this sounded extremely interesting from its synopsis on Amazon. I think I intend to read more of Maggie Gee over the coming months as I had only read one of her novels before this week.
I spotted The solitude of prime numbers on the recent books table in Waterstones last week; the title sounded interesting, as did the plot centring around the issues of adolescence. The author Giardano is only 25 and in the middle of a scientific Phd!
I picked up Eva Ibbotsen's The company of swans as it came to my attention when I was thinking about ballet books recently (and I have another post on that subject for you to look forward to next week!)...
...and while I was in the children's library finding that, I spotted a KM Peyton which I hadn't read - Blue skies and gunfire. I love KM Peyton's books, especially the Flambards trilogy, and it looks like this is something in a similar vein, a love story set during the war with a strong female heroine.
Really looking forward to all of these books! Hurrah for libraries!