Monday, December 10, 2007

I went to the library today..

with the intention of checking out two books but as usual I walked out of there with 6 books! Why does that happen? Is it because I have no money at the moment to buy books so I go bonkers at the library? I love going to the library but it makes me sad when I have to return the books, especially if I really enjoyed reading a particular book. I love seeing the stacks of library books on my nightstand along with my own books. Gives me a sense of joy that I will soon embark on a new adventure. Without further ado these are the books that made their way home with me from the library today:

Veronica by Mary Gaitskill
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares
South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

It's quite an eclectic group of books. I had started reading Special Topics in Calamity Physics about a month ago but didn't get very far. I liked what I did read so I hope I get to finish it this time. I've been meaning to read Murakami for a while but wasn't sure where to start. I chose South of the Border, West of the Sun since it seems to be one of his earlier books and the premise of the story sounds interesting. The Madonnas of Leningrad is about a woman's experience during World War II as a museum guide in the Hermitage. Casino Royale is the first James Bond novel and I've decided that I want to read all of them. I love the James Bond films, even the cheesy Timothy Dalton Bond movies. Veronica and The Last Summer have both been on my reading list for some time. I hope I can finish the stack before I have to return them.

1 comment:

Andi said...

I hope you enjoy Special Topics as much as I did. It will certainly be in my top 10 of 2007. I haven't read the Murakami that you listed, but I did read Norwegian Wood a while back (my first Murakami) and it was FABULOUS! Must read more by him.