Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Literature Circles and Library Loot!

I know I can tell from just looking at him every day, but there was another sign that my baby is growing up!

Tonight we were driving to the library when he started talking about the fact that they are doing literature circles at school. Don't ask me to explain, it sounds a bit like required reading but over an extended period of time and he has to do a summary of each chapter. My next question of course was 'What book is it?'. Mister Monday by Garth Nix. I got very excited and said something along the lines of I read that a couple of years ago! It made a reading mother proud!

As for the library loot we were on the way to pick up, there was actually quite a bit again!

Emma Vol 1 by Kauru Mori - Graphic novel that Kailana put me onto recently.

Angelique in Revolt by Sergeanne Golon - next book in this series that was originally released in the 1960s

Away with the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood - next book in the Phryne Fisher mystery series

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver- have been meaning to read this forever.

The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee - started reading the first couple of pages but then had to return it because someone else had requested it.

Fishing for Stars by Bryce Courtenay - got a bit further into this one before I had to return it unfinished.

Drood: A Novel by Dan Simmons - have been seeing this mentioned a bit around the place, and it is also Book at the Month at Historical Fiction Online.

I was also supposed to pick up Grave Peril by Jim Butcher but for some reason they couldn't find the book anywhere on the hold shelf. I am going to have to rerequest it again, but in the mean time some one else has it on hold too so it will be a bit longer than I would have liked to get to it!

****Library Loot is a weekly meme hosted by Alessandra from Out of the Blue and Eva from A Striped Armchair


  1. That's some fun loot-I think I might have to grab the second in the Phryne Fisher series soon! (I read the first one over a year ago.)

    Literature circles at school sound really neat, but I'm a geek that way! ;)

  2. I love the Jim Butcher series...I think I am on the 3rd book. I need to figure it out and request the next book. Enjoy your finds :)

  3. Love your list and I commend you for taking on Drood..that book is huge!!!

    I played too:

  4. I'm interested in seeing what you think of Drood! I'm also intrigued as to why Angelique is in revolt.

  5. I am so happy you are reading Emma! I really liked that manga. Someday I will actually review it!

  6. I've given you an award Marg

  7. I must pick up Emma - everyone is talking about it and it sounds really fun.

    Also, I need to see if my library has any of the Greenwood books. I've only read one but I liked Phryne.

    Enjoy the loot!

  8. I have the first 3 Emma books. I started picking them up when Jan over at DA did a review and said they'd be a good starter Manga. I haven't cracked them yet, and will be looking to see what you think.

    Lovely when the boy-os talk about reading, isn't it?

  9. I have several of these on my list! Great loot!



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