The Bookshelf

 Current "Read":

The Magicians by Lev Grossman (audio)

       Oh my -- I'm loving this one!  Writing, writing, writing -- wonderful writing!!  What a story, too -- Harry Potter meets Jonathan Strange somewhere near Narnia... (kidding).

Recent "Reads":

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline  (audio)

       Seriously good geeky fun.  And I do mean geeky!! AND FUN!  

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery  (audio)

       Very French and fun in a dark way -- not a light read (or listen), but I think it may turn out to be one of my favorites for the year.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins  (book)

       I love this story -- it is YA fiction, and so was very light -- an easy fun read.  I wonder what one of the science fiction greats would have done with the story?   Still, I'm like the rest of the crowd -- can't wait to see the movie! ;-)  And my dear daughter has promised to bring me the next two books in the series, so I will be able to finish out the tale!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (audio - read by Jim Dale)

      This weird genre is right up my alley, so I really enjoyed it; however, I'm not sure if I would have liked it as much were it not for Jim Dale's wonderful reading.  I could listen to him read the phone book -- seriously.  I listened to Harry Potter volumes 1 and 2 immediately afterward, just so I could continue my Jim Dale fix.

On The Bookshelf:

The Magician King by Lev Grossman

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens (again, read by Jim Dale -- which is why I got it. :-)

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