by Liz on 04.10

I wish I could say more was happening in the library front, but I’ve been busy. Just the same, here are the books that have had my attention lately.


The Magicians
This was described to me as “Harry Potter for grown-ups.” I’m not one for the whole fantasy epic thing (sorry! I know so many of you are!), but I’ve enjoyed the character development and found this one really easy to get swept into.


The Thirteenth Tale
This was recommended by Alyssa, and shortly after, kindly sent over by her. Another book that I casual glance of the back cover made me wonder if I’d be interested, it’s a little bit of mystery and intrigue which always pairs well with a cup of tea and snuggly cat.

Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
This was a Christmas present that I had forgotten I’d owned! I stinkin’ love Ayelet Waldmen, so sure. Why not give her husband a try? I’m anxious for Josh to read this next. Not because he needs to, but because he’s passionate about raising amazing men the way I’m passionate about raising amazing women.


Stop Snoring, Bernard!
This one is less for me and more for my son (although I’m probably enjoying it just as much). You may remember that I recommended this in my Christmas guide. I had known about the Philadelphia One Book, One City reading selections for adults, but noticed this one listed on the wall at the library as a selection for kids. The author is one of my favorite illustrators- not just because of his awesome work, but also because he kindly and generously replied to emails from a stranger asking for professional advice. (ahem) While you’re at it, go checkout the rest of his work.



What have you been reading lately?



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Lauren says:
Apr 10, 2012 6:59 am

I love Michael Chabon. I recently finished The Amazing Adventure Of Kavalier & Clay. So good. I think you’d dig it. I’ve just started The Lord of The Rings Trilogy for the first time ever. We’ll see how it goes.


Heather says:
Apr 10, 2012 7:26 am

Ooh, I love the Magicians and the Thirteenth Tale. The sequel to the Magicians isn’t quite as good, but I still liked it too. I’m currently slogging through Swamplandia! but having a hard time getting invested.


Sheryl says:
Apr 10, 2012 10:04 am

I read the Thirteenth Tale awhile back, and found it quite enjoyable. I like that little bit of mystery.

Lately I’ve been a little bit in love with Christopher Moore. I’ve got a little bit of a collection going on. The irreverent humour is a nice change of pace from my usual sci fi/fantasy and historical fiction.


Alyssa says:
Apr 12, 2012 8:53 am

Christopher Moore!!! Lamb is another one I was all ready to shove at Liz until she was like, “Um, they have it at the library, calm down.” (I am an unabashed book pusher; kind of like that kid who makes everybody mixed tapes except I shove novels down people’s throats.)
Lamb is probably the height of my favorites with Moore, but Fool and Dirty Jobs are up there….


Alycia says:
Apr 10, 2012 12:18 pm

I just finished Chris Cleave’s Incendiary. Sooooo goooood. I loved his other book, Little Bee (or The Other Hand in England) so I wasn’t surprised that I loved this book too. Now I am reading Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin and I like it a lot.
That Michael Chabon book looks great! I loved Kavalier and Clay.


Becky says:
Apr 11, 2012 11:43 am

I love Michael Chabon. I read Amazing Adventure of Cavalier and Klay in college years ago. This one is on my list to read this summer. Perhaps I’ll have to wrangle my husband into the plan :)


soleil says:
Apr 16, 2012 12:21 pm

It took me a long time to pick up The Thirteenth Tale. I admit the cover put me off. But when I finally did crack the cover I found myself pulled into an immensely enjoyable reading experience. I also find myself re-reading it when summer gives way to autumn. I am a sucker for dysfunctional families, twins, and ghosts.


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