Friday, January 18, 2008

Book Worm Reco's

Well, I've been keeping up with my un-resolution to read more this year. So far, I've been averaging one book per week from the Svale Library (this would become far too expensive and space-consuming if purchasing). I suppose this will slow down once racing season starts in earnest. That is, unless I end up doing feed for the rickster at some hilly road races or something. So, here's what I've come up with so far:

Best book so far:
Soul Catcher by Michael White
About a slave catcher pre-Civil War who would bounty-hunt slaves that had run up north and return them to the south.

Runner Up:
Tom Bedlam: A Novel by George Hagen (very Dickens-esque - not done yet, but really quite enjoyable so far)

Good Readin':
-Suffer the Little Children: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon (a non-murder mystery set in Venice)
-The Mapmaker's Opera by Bea Gonzalez (a Spanish story of star-crossed lovers)
-A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle (a childhood favorite, a little less great than I remember, but still good. Sort of a sci-fi meets Narnia kind of thing.)

3 comments:

CyclistRick said...

If you get bored by all that fiction you can always borrow my copies of "The Spanish Civil War" or "Bicycling and The Law" ;-)

You sure have been buried in 'Tom Bedlam' the past couple of days ... must have gotten its 'hooks' into you.

Chris said...

I have never read any of those, but will have to look them up.

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

I'm reading Edward Abbey's "Desert Solitare" right now. Never read him before & I'm totally loving it.

Have you heard of the website Goodreads? It's like a facebook where you talk about what books you've read instead of throwing sheep ;).