Sunday, July 13, 2014

A BEL for Susano

I'll never stop appreciating The Busan English Library.  When I was there on Saturday, I saw a sign that they've just had their 5th birthday.  I've been here almost two years.  Hmmm. So was it a Field of Dreams thing?



On Saturday, I was in one of those amiable moods in which I wanted every book I touched.  In keeping with library policy, I had to hold it to five, so this is what I brought home:

1. Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine.  I polished this one off as soon as I got home.  I read it because an old friend of mine read it for a YA literature class.  I was curious when she said her classmates complained about the invented languages.  I liked that part and the rest of it as well, but the friendship/budding romance between Prince Char and Ella got a little tiresome.  There's a movie version as well.  I should check it out. Yeah, maybe. Someday.

2. will grayson, will grayson - John Green and David Levithan.  I really wanted Looking for Alaska, but it's John Green.  I'll take what I can get!

3. I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive - Steve Earle.  There's no way I could pass up a book with the title of a Hank Williams song for its title.  Not to mention that the author is one of my all-time favorite badass country singer-songwriters.

4. Godric - Frederick Buechner.  A novel based on the life of a 12th century holy man.  It was nominated for a Pulitzer back in 1981, but I think that's the year it would have been up against A Confederacy of Dunces.  Nobody puts Ignatius J. Reilly in a corner!

5. Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein.  I've been watching a lot of book vlogs on YouTube lately,  This Printz Honor book set during WWII is getting a lot of love from YA vloggers.

I can't decide which book to read next.  They all look good.

4 comments:

Jeane said...

I've seen the Ella Enchanted film- it was pretty good, and stuck close to the book. Watched it with my kids- we all enjoyed it.

Susan Bybee said...

Jeane,
I bet the movie is pretty entertaining!

Care said...

So what book did you decide to read next? :)

Unruly Reader said...

Just checking in -- I'm hoping you're merely busy mid-move and that all is well.