What’s to come

With all the holiday business, I’ve been incredibly behind in updating. Now, I’m faced with a list of everything I’ve read in the past two months, but haven’t blurbed yet:

  • Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
  • Year of the Hangman by Gary Blackwood
  • Stones by William Bell
  • Victory by Susan Cooper
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  • Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan
  • Red Sea by Diane Tulson
  • A Room on Lorelei Street by Mary E. Pearson
  • Alice in the Know by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Fables vol 1: Legends in Exile, Fables vol 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
  • Music to My Sorrow by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edgehill
  • Small Steps: the Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret
  • I Have a Bed of Buttermilk Pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty
  • Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
  • Born to Rock by Gordon Korman
  • Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
  • Bannock, beans, and black tea: the life of a young boy growing up in the Great Depression by John Gallant and Seth
  • The Birth House by Ami McKay
  • Gilda Joyce and the Ladies of the Lake by Jennifer Allison
  • Gotcha! by Jamie Gilson
  • Meggido’s Shadow by Arthur Slade
  • Ryan and Jimmy : And the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together by Herb Shoveller
  • Science Detectives : How Scientists Solved Six Real-Life Mysteries by the editors of YES Mag and Rose Cowles
  • Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth by J.V. Hart
  • Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine
  • The Bagthorpe Saga by Helen Cresswell (various books)
  • The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

(Yeah, ecclectic much?)

I also have a large pile of books for the next few days. In less than five hours (ie, when my wife gets off work) we’re taking off for Calgary to spend Christmas with my family tonight, and the inlaws tomorrow morning. Yay for chinooks and snow-free highways, I’ve gotta say. Also, for buying most of the people on my list books, for they are easy to wrap and transport.

Merry Christmas, and best seasonal-type multidenominational greetings all around, everyone!

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