Last week I spent three days in Columbus for the Ohio Library Council Convention and Expo. It was even more amazing than I had imagined it would be. I am still sifting and sorting through all of the materials and ideas that I collected, but I can safely say that I feel re-energized and more excited than ever to be a librarian. There are great things on the horizon! Speaking of the future, it’s time to start a Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon countdown. You know how much I love this event, right? We are just 5 short days away! I have been hoarding books like a crazy person for a while now, but there is always room for more choices! This readathon comes at a perfect time for me. I am way behind on my reading challenge and the end of the year is creeping closer every day, making it harder to catch up. I am hoping this will put me back on track, especially since my day-to-day reading has been quite pitiful these days (at least I don’t wonder why I am behind!) Here, see for yourself:
- Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga is the conclusion to the Jasper Dent trilogy. I think this was the most psychologically disturbing of the series and I did not see the twists coming! This is a thrilling and satisfying conclusion.
- Pure by Julianna Baggott is the first in a dystopian trilogy. I am not sure I will continue the series. The concept of people being fused with things from their surroundings after a nuclear blast is pretty interesting, but other than that I found nothing new here. It was just ok for me.
- Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy is a new to me discovery and I cannot stop wonder out loud WHY IS THIS NEW TO ME? I love it so much. How can you not love an animated skeleton who is a paranormal detective? How can you not love a 12-year-old girl who gets thrown into the dangerous world of wizards and magic and monsters? Oh, and the banter. The sassy, sassy, banter! I am sad that this first one is the only book in the series that I can find on audio, because it was an amazing production!
So far I am loving the Alan Cumming memoir!