Thursday, October 22, 2009

Library Loot: Stocking Up For The Readathon

I hadn't visited the fiction section of my library in several weeks, so when I got there yesterday, new delights were busting out all over. Reader, I grabbed.

The Borrowers - Mary Norton. I'm plugging a gap in my childhood reading.

Yang The Youngest and His Terrible Ear - Lensey Namioka. Youngest Brother Yang has to deal with his parents' expectations and the experience of moving from China to the United States.

Fox Girl - Nora Okja Keller. A serious look at half-Korean teenagers living near an American military base whose fathers were American GIs, long since gone. Keller also wrote Comfort Women, a novel that BOOKLEAVES read a couple of years ago.

A Step From Heaven - An Na. A semi-autobiographical YA novel about emigrating from Korea to the United States. The novel follows the main character from age 4 until she leaves for college.

Drums Under The Windows - Sean O'Casey. I thought this 1946 book was a novel when I pulled it off the shelf. After I got it home, I discovered that this is the third volume in the Irish playwright's 6-volume autobiography. Not sure about reading this one -- I don't like to start in the middle. We'll see how it goes.

Readathon: Bring it on! Now that I've got my book situation sorted, I'm going shopping for my snacks today. I might even work in a haircut for the occasion. Meanwhile, my 3 St. Louis Cardinals t-shirts (my team let me down during the playoffs, but I still love them) have been washed and are hanging on the drying rack. Go Team Bookworm.

5 comments:

....Petty Witter said...

The Borrowers - I haven't read this book in years, perhaps now is the time to do so.

An autobiography in six parts? Wow that must have been one exciting life.

jenclair said...

I LOVED The Borrowers! Thanks for reminding me of a book that would be perfect for my granddaughter!

Nan said...

I read A Step From Heaven a year and a half ago. I remember really enjoying it. Happy reading!

Eva said...

Fox Girl sounds the most interesting to me, since I'm a military brat & know more than a few half-Korean military brats (of course, they don't live in ROK anymore)! ;)

I so enjoyed The Borrowers when I was little.

Care said...

CHEERS!!! sis boom bah! I'll be stopping by again in about 12 hours... I bet you'll be FAR into it, right?