raxacorricofallapatorius: (bworm)
So I was feeling a little blue and decided that what I needed more than anything to cheer me up was yet more books. :cP So I spent about an hour in town today and came home with 5 new beauties that ought to keep me occupied for at least the next little while.

One of them is called "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," by Jonathan Safran Foer and it's a mystery involving a 9-year-old boy named Oskar whose father was killed on 9/11. Oskarfinds a key that belonged to his father and he decides to try and find which lock in all of New York it opens. It's absolutely mesmerizing so far...I'm only a couple of chapters into it, but I can tell I'm going to end up finishing this one in a day or so. It's beautifully written, full of imagery and imagination.

I also bought a collection of short stories by Susanna Clarke (who also wrote Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell), "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," "The Alchemyst," the first book in a series about Nicholas Flamel (hello, HP world, I can't quit you!), and what looks like a kick-ass ghost story called "The Keep."

So yeah. I'm happy. I'm easy like that. :c)
raxacorricofallapatorius: (bunny)
I'm honestly not sure whether to be amused or appalled.

An advertising flyer from the Dorian Book Service, which offered gay- and lesbian-themed publications in the 1960s.




Be sure to click through so you can read the introduction.

Source: http://brblroom26.wordpress.com/

Yay!

Jan. 15th, 2008 01:53 pm
raxacorricofallapatorius: (missing)
Hey [livejournal.com profile] rm, your book arrived today! I can't wait to read/review. ;c)
raxacorricofallapatorius: (cuziown)
I'm reading this amazing book right now, Glass Books of the Dream Eaters," by Gordon Dahlquist, and then I happily discovered that it has both a website and an online game.

Think of it has Jules Verne meets Sherlock Holmes and add some steampunk/victorian eroticism. Then make it a mystery. It's a bit wordy (I think it suffers a bit from OotP syndrome), but it's still a whopping good read.

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