Wednesday, July 02, 2014

June Reading

Here I am in 1996, this is around the time that I got seriously into collecting girls series books. The Nancy Drew books on the shelf behind me are all from my childhood and the Vicki Barr books  with dust jackets were new acquisitions.
This was when I discovered that there were revised texts and different cover art etc. I also started collecting series that I might have only read one of in my youth. Connie Blair and Dana Girls, Ruth Fielding and Penny Parker, Beany Malone and Judy Bolton. So my shelves would soon be overflowing with books.

The Orphan Masters Son by Adam Johnson (library) reminded me of 1984 or Brave New World. Is this actually what it is like in North Korea??? I am intrigued. I recommend
The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill by Megan Frazer Blakemore (library) fun YA book very much like Harriet the Spy. Wish there were more, I'd love to read more adventures with Hazel and Samuel.
The Trip to Echo Spring by Olivia Laing (library) About writers and drinking. I really enjoyed it. Details about F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Cheever and Tennessee Williams.
To Rise Again at A Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris (library) really interesting, a dentist has his life "stolen" when someone creates a website and posts as him on the internet.
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (library) another winner by Mr. King
Bull Run by Paul Fleischman picked this up at a Little Free Library. It is a really cool YA book about the Civil War battle
Love and Math by Edward Frenkel (library) believe it or not, I was once really great at math. This book explains the beauty of mathematics  in simple terms I loved it!
Missing You by Harlan Coben (library) The latest by him, I love his thrillers
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (library) Hilarious, I was reading bits out loud to Ryan.
In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway A bunch of Hemingway short stories. I had not read this one before now.
The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann I was going to read Valley of the Dolls for my retro book this month and I can't find my copy!! Did I lend it to someone?? So I read Love Machine instead. I was a huge fan of Jacqueline Susann's books while in high school and college. I think I just liked the soap opera aspect of her books. So much angst and drama and sex too! :-)
Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (library) Liked this one a lot, moves fast as Walt Longmire has to solve the mystery in time to get on a plane to Philadelphia to be there when his daughter has her baby!
A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip by Kevin Brockmeier (library) wow, seventh grade was forever ago
A World Away by Stewart O'Nan Big fan of Stewart O'Nan....I love all his books
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond Fun Rom-Com book by a blogger. About meeting her husband and changing her life!
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride (library) satire about slavery and I found it amusing. By the author of the Color of Water.
How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley short stories. Enjoyed them, I also liked her book, I Was Told There Would Be Cake.

17 books

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