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.)


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 ;).