Time for an update. Since we are moving and that necessarily implies a certain winnowing of the mountains of books around the house, I did a “wild release” of The Monsters of Templeton. It is the first time I have participating in BookCrossing although I’ve been signed up for a couple of years. It was very exciting. I felt so furtive though. I left it on the shelf under a pay telephone at Union Station in D.C. I wonder who found it and what they did with it. Hope I find out someday.
Read a series of pretty darned good books. Alexie Herman is a genius. What a great book!
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen had parts that were just superlatively funny and sad and true. I devoured it in one trip to Norwalk, Conn., and back. I am such an Anglophile. I love that sad, funny humor. It also had elements of Scoop by Evelyn Waugh, one of my favorite books.
So far in 2008:
9. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Paul Torday
8. Dragonhaven, Robin McKinley
7. The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo
6. The Asolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexie Herman
5. The Monsters of Templeton, Lauren Groff
4. Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill
3. Inkspell, Cornelia Funke
2. Riding Lessons, Sara Gruen
1. Summer People, Brian Groh
4. Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz, Ruth Plumly Thompson
3. The Silver Princess in Oz, Ruth Plumly Thompson
2. Captain Salt in Oz, Ruth Plumly Thompson
1. Earth Abides, George R. Stewart