Since it is an unseasonably warm and sunny and gorgeous November Sunday here, I decided to snap each of my books in the garden. What a delight to be able to do so in November :)
1.) The book I'm currently reading:
Flying with Amelia / Anne DeGrace
I've just begun this one: a novel in short stories spanning a century of Canadian life. I've read all her other books and really enjoy her style. This one promises to be just as interesting, and not only do I love her stories, I love the format they come in: the uniform size of all her books fits perfectly in my hand.
2.) The last book I finished:
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows / Alan Bradley
Do I have to explain why I read this so quickly? It's Flavia! And it's fantastic. Full review is forthcoming...but really, Christmas at Buckshaw with mystery, mayhem and murder...how can it get better than that?
3.) The next book I want to read:
The Unending Mystery: a journey through labyrinths and mazes / David Willis McCullough
I've owned this book for a while but have a renewed passion for reading it since I've just become a trained labyrinth facilitator, and want to know even more. It's a lovely book with lots to tempt me so I'm just going to finally read it.
4.) The last book I bought:
One to One / Christina Baldwin
A classic of journal writing, I've been looking for this book for years. This is a revised edition, and it was casually sitting on a shelf in the bookshop of the retreat centre where I was just studying labyrinths. Meant to be!
5.) The last book I was given:
To Join the Lost / Seth Steinzor (review copy)
Honestly, nobody ever gives me books anymore. It's too risky -- I probably already have it, or have read it. But I still do request books occasionally via publicists & publishers and this was one that I just received. As you can see from the forest of bookmarks at the top, I've been working away on this for a while now and am finding it very intriguing...
6.) The last book I borrowed:
Taking my cue from Danielle, I added this category -- as a librarian, how could I not mention the last book I brought home?
The Town that Drowned / Riel Nason
A new novel by a new author, this is a story of a girl who sees her town underwater in a vision, only to later discover that the government is building a dam which will flood their entire New Brunswick valley. Is she psychic? Or as the girls as school seem to think, merely psycho? Time will tell.......