My visit to the library brought me some real finds this week. Books for challenges, books for sheer enjoyment. Walking through the stacks brings real pleasure, spotting an interesting title, a familiar author or an attractive cover. I always find something I wasn’t expecting.
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordan Dahlquist for the Steampunk Challenge, The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse, a book I heard about on NPR, and The Wisdom of Birds: A Illustrated History of Ornithology by Tim Birkhead. I saw a lecture by Birkhead on TED and wanted to read his book. If you haven’t discovered TED please visit the website. They present some of the best speakers in the world on a full range of topics.
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill for the
Canadian Book Challenge, Things We Didn’t See Coming by Steven Amsterdam, stories of the future and Flight Volume V, an amazing series of comics and graphic stories collected by Kazu Kibuishi. I think this is a great selection of books.