All I can say is this is the reason why I’m banning myself from buying books until July.
Here’s what I received in the mail:
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008. This year the guest editor is Jimmy Carter.
The Film Club by David Gilmour. (Memoir)A father let his failing son drop out of high school as long as he agrees to watch three movies with him.
The Lazarus Project by Aleksander Hemon. Fictional account of the shooting of Jewish immigrant, Lazarus Averbuch in 1908.
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008. Knowing that this year’s guess editor is Judy Blume was enough to get me to buy it.
We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle. It’s Chris and Nymeth’s faults that I bought this! I can’t wait to read it. I might wait until the read-a-thon.
This is what I received from the library:
Castle Waiting by Linda Medley. The introduction by Jane Yolen was enough to make me check it out.
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce. Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin.
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee. Nymeth’s review did it.
Bird by Rita Murphy. More fantasy about a young girl trying to figure out where she came from (literally).
Teashop Girls by Laura Schaffer. I read a review at Beth Fish Reads and put it on hold at my library.
Black Swan, White Raven: short stories edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. I read “Godmother Death” by Jane Yolen online and decided to check the rest of this short story collection out.
A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle. According to Chris this is a novel that “speaks volumes on the precious and semi-permanent thing that is life.”
Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen. In the Tournament of Books hosted by Morning News, Shadow Country went head-to-head with The Lazarus Project and won. It’s been called a masterpiece and at more than 800 pages long, it’s going to take me a while to finish it.
Bill Martin Jr.’s Big Book of Poetry. Just published, I checked this book out for me. If the kids like it great, but I want it for my own. So far the poems of Christina Rossetti are my favorite.
East by Edith Pattou. Nymeth again.
Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips. I read a great review about this book in Bookmarks Magazine, so now it’s on my nightstand.
Not shown is Drood and volumes 6-11 of the Fables series. Do you see what kind of mood I’m in? Hopefully I can read all of this within the next month or so.