Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Library Booty

Look! I finally remembered to bring my camera back to college with me. :) Very excited-now I can include pics of the books that I review.

So, today I was off to the library and picked up six books, five of which were non-fic!

In order:

Away From Home by Lillian Carter is a collection of letters Jimmy Carter's mom wrote when she was a Peace Corps volunteer in India in the 60s (she was already in her 60s as well). Read it tonight, in one sitting.

The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby is a collection of columns he wrote about his reading and book buying habits. Read it tonight, in one sitting, and it's pretty amazing. Look for a review!

The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende is next for the Reading Across Borders challenge. Super excited about this one-the only fiction I got today.

I picked up The Ambassador by John Shaw because Shaw is an alum of my college, and I went to a speech he gave it about the book in the fall. He followed the life of Swedish ambassador to the US for a year, and this book tells all about it.

Next up is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, for my non-fic challenge.

And, finally, I picked up Coates Redmon's Come as You Are, which talks about the Peace Corps. I'm replacing Happiness: A History w/ this for my non-fic challenge. Happiness turned out to be a history of Western philosophy, which I didn't really need, since I already know quite a bit about that.

In other news, check out my thoughts on Waiting below. Soon to come are reviews of The Body Project and The Polysyllabic Spree.

1 comment:

Bybee said...

I'm really looking forward to your review of the Hornby book! Thanks in advance!