So, as tends to happen on the weekend, I visited the library and ended up leaving with quite the stack. I’m not sure if I will actually get to all of these, but it’s fun to have the choices..
Top to bottom in above image:
- This Side of Paradise – Scott Fitzgerald 1920 (F)
- The Crofter and the Laird: Life on an Hebridean Island – John McPhee 1969 (NF)
- The Endless Steppe – Esther Hautzig 1968 (NF)
- Bedknob and Broomstick – Mary Norton 1943 (F)
- Roads: Driving America’s Great Highways – Larry McMurtry 2000 (NF travel)
- Dreams from My Father – Barack Obama 1995 (NF – autobiography)
- As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda – Gail Collins (2012) (NF – political)
- Eyewitness Books: Sports – Tim Hammond 1988 (NF)
- Eyewitness Books: Building – Philip Wilkinson 1995 (NF)
- Eyewitness Books: Castle – Christopher Gravett 1994 (NF)
I was interested to see that the U.S. title for the kidlit book, Bedknob and Broomstick was singular. In my mind and growing up in England, I had always heard it as plural (i.e. Bedknobs and Broomsticks), but that could easily have been a faulty memory on my part. I’m going to read this as part of my ongoing Century of Books project – it fills out 1947 rather nicely.
I am deep into Obama’s autobiography. I miss that guy…