Since I was young Saturdays have always meant a trip to the library. This has continued into adulthood and I now share this experience with my kids. Usually we all leave with a full bag each (if library cards were credit cards we’d be in trouble as they are always at the limit). Here are my latest acquisitions.
I have never read anything by Ishiguro but Never Let Me Go has been on my reading list for years. When I saw The Remains of the Day on one of the shelf displays I decided to give it a shot, not to mention that I have always wanted to watch the movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. There is something about the title that evoked a certain sadness in me, after reading the back cover I can see why.
I have only read two books in the Shannara series, The Sword of Shannara and the Elfstones of Shannara and I read those way back in the summer I was about the enter high school. They were pure magic for me and I have always meant to pick the series back up. Since this is the first book in the Legends of Shannara series, I thought it was a perfect place to start.
I first heard of this book after reading an excellent review on Bookworm Blues. I fell in love with the cover and after seeing in the flesh it was just begging to be read.
I saw this title several months back on Amazon and I filed it away on my to be read list. It was billed as art Neil Gaiman, part Guillermo Del Toro and part William S. Burroughs. With that kind of comparison I could not resist.
This is actually the second time I have checked this book out. The first time I was not able to get it read before it was due back. It has a long wait list so that is an excellent sign of how good I expect it to be.
I have been patiently waiting for May to arrive and with it the new Harry Dresden book Skin Game. I was pleasantly surprised when I found this title as I thought I had read all the Dresden graphic novels available.
So, has anyone been to the library lately? If so, what did you bring home? Happy reading!!