Some of the books which have waited for these Easter holidays to find their turn... not necessarily from the shelves of the school library or teenlit. For one thing, the kids have first dibs on what's in the school library, so if they want it and I want it, no contest - they get it; and for another, there's definitely a to-read pile for me at home unrelated to school (so don't assume these are all school library recommendations - many wouldn't necessarily much interest Young Persons). What's a holiday without reading, after all? Thus, in no particular order...
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie by Alan Bradley
UPDATE: liked this one very much - a most amusing, light tone to it. Considering it for the school library, though perhaps tagged for seniors.
UPDATE: a satisfying, intricately-plotted finale to this trilogy. Further evidence as to why Steig Larsson's own title for the first book was "Men who hate women", not the title given to the English translation, "The girl with the dragon tattoo". I gather Larsson's partner is outraged at the change in title, but shallowly, I would guess that the second is a less confronting, more engaging, more intriguing, more reader-pulling title than the original. Haven't yet seen the film.
This I accomplish by Kyra E. Hicks (on Harriet Powers' quilts - she was a black slave who made the most extraordinary applique quilts - nonfiction)
The wild things by Dave Eggars (didn't get this read when the film came out at the end of last year).
Can a book list be a biography? I dunno. It's taken a while to load all these covers, but I thought it would make the blog entry much more interesting than just titles/authors in a list. I'm planning some leaflets for fiction promotion, and the more I think on them, the more I plan to use covers to help 'sell' the books.
Anything you'd like to recommend? Leave a comment.
Enjoy your hols!
Skerricks will be back next term, on 19th April 2010, the good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.
PS. I do not guarantee to get through all of these - there are other items on the holiday agenda. But I do plan to make a Good Effort in that regard...
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