I am reading SO slowly that I haven’t been able to keep up with my two renewals rule1 and it’s very depressing. I’ve finished two books in the last week, and that’s only because one was a kids book less than 100 pages and the other was an audiobook I’d been reading for over a week. Anyway, here’s what I got from my last trip to the library:
Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates by Martin Caidin. After watching all the Indiana Jones movies twice each in one month, I figured I better get my archaeological adventures fix somewhere else. This one’s got pirates in it! Pirates on airplanes, I think. I haven’t actually read an Indiana Jones novel outside of the Young Indiana Jones series (of which I have a small collection), so this should be fun.
Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders by Richard E. Preston. Not sure about this one– it’s a postapocalyptic steampunkish thing? With zepplins!
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl. I got this ENTIRELY because of the Reading the End podcast (episode 5, I think?) and because of the Jennys’ enthusiasm for both this book and her newest one, Night Film. I started reading it yesterday and I think it’s one of those books that’s going to give my brain a workout. Yay!
The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma. I remember when this first came out and everyone was reading it– I’m a few years late, but now it’s my turn to read it! There’s time travel in it, right? I like time travel.
Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister. What’re those books called when a real life person is turned into a character in a fictional story? That’s what this book is, only with ghosts and mysteries! (Maybe mysteries? Definitely ghosts, though.)
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss. It’s been on my wishlist TBR for about a year, so when I saw it on the new books shelf I had to grab it. It’s a biography of Alexandre Dumas’ father, who apparently was the inspiration behind a lot of Dumas’ characters.
What did you get out from the library this week?
- a library book gets renewed twice and if I still haven’t read it, back it goes ↩