01 November 2010

Book list - Oct 10

Merlin's Mirror - SF, by Andre Norton
Bill Bergson, Master Detective - children's mystery, by Astrid Lindgren *
Everything on a Waffle - children's, by Polly Horvath
The Lantern Bearers - children's historical fiction, by Rosemary Sutcliff (Carnegie Medal, 1959)
'48 - AH, by James Herbert
Heir Apparent - YA SF, by Vivian Vande Velde
My One Hundred Adventures - children's, by Polly Horvath
Lulu and the Brontosaurus - children's, by Judith Viorst
Tom Tiddler's Ground - children's mystery, by John Rowe Townsend
The Kingdom and the Cave - children's fantasy, by Joan Aiken
The Missing Persons League - children's SF, by Frank Bonham
Northward to the Moon - children's, by Polly Horvath
The Lark in the Morn - children's, by Elfrida Vipont
The Lark on the Wing - children's, by Elfrida Vipont (Carnegie Medal, 1950)
Zombies vs Unicorns - YA fantasy (short stories), edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront - US history, by Nathan Ward
It All Started with Eve - humour, by Richard Armour *
Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure - WW II, by Don and Petie Kladstrup
The Time Patrol - time travel (short stories), by Poul Anderson *
Mystery at the Villa Caprice - children's mystery, by Elizabeth Honness
Penny Dreadful - children's, by Laurel Snyder

21 books last month, only three of them rereads (marked by asterisks). I'll have to read 51 books in November and December in order to reach my goal of 210 books this year, so I probably won't make it.

I also started reading Witch's Business (children's, by Diana Wynne Jones), but didn't finish it. Jones (Archer's Goon, Lord Howl's Castle) is normally very good reading, but one of the characters in this book got on my nerves a little too much.

The two Carnegie Medal winners bring me up to 44 of 71. My thanks to the New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven CT, and the Simmons College Library, Boston MA, for the ILLs.

The Armour book could also be classed as history. Its full title, for those who have time to read it, is It All Started with Eve: Being a Brief Account of Certain Famous Women, Each of Them Richly Endowed with Some Quality That Drives Men Mad, Omitting No Impertinent and Unbelievable Fact and Based Upon a Stupendous Amount of Firsthand and Secondhand Research, Some of It in Books.

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