So you may not know this, readers, but I have recently moved to a new town. The acclimation process can be tricky, as I’m sure many of you know, but nothing smooths things over like finding the local library.
Lucky for me, I have two: one in the town where I live, and one in the town where I work. I’ve got two library cards and everything (the libraries apparently don’t speak to one another). So it came as a shock to no one when I spent yesterday bopping around town and found myself visiting both. Here’s what I picked up:
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell: I won’t go into the plot of this one, as you probably already know it. I thought it deserved another chance, as I read it two years ago and wasn’t particularly enamored. We’ll see.
Rebel Angels by Libba Bray: The follow-up to A Great and Terrible Beauty, which I loved. Here’s hoping it’s just as good!
Toast by Nigel Slater: Slater is, apparently, a celebrity chef in England who has written a memoir mostly about food. It’s kind of Tender at the Bone, but with more bodily fluids.
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice: Yeah, I know, it’s a vampire book. But after Dracula, this is the vampire book. And it’s getting hard to criticize Twilight without sounding like I hate all vampire novels, when I don’t even know if that’s true.
Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl: Don’t worry, I won’t subject you all to another Ruth Reichl review. Actually, I don’t even know if I’ll finish this one, I just picked it up on a whim.
The Whiskey Rebels and The Coffee Trader by David Liss: I’ve been meaning to reread The Coffee Trader, and The Whiskey Rebels looked to be similarly good, so expect reviews in the next few weeks!
What have you picked up from the library lately? Share with us!