Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My Library Haul (3) and Christmas for Grown-ups (2)

Another good haul this week, from both the library, purchases and presents from friends.

Green Angel, Alice Hoffman (Bookmooch). This is one to add to my dystopian list. It's barely over 100 pages, but despite its shortness the production manager still skimped on the layout!

Children of Men, P. D. James (library). Loved the movie and looking forward to an extrapolation of the world in the book. How creepy is this cover? The baby looks like Mini-me!

The Handmaid's Tale (Bookmooch). For a re-read, and because I had to own it. Love this book.

I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith). The YA group on Goodreads that I'm a member of is reading this for July.

Life as We Knew It (library). Recommended by the Book Smugglers. It's YA and dystopian, yay!

The Shock Doctrine: The rise of disaster capitalism, Naomi Klein (present). A "must read" from my friend Ben. My reading priorities won't allow me to read it for a little while, but the BF loves his non-fic, and Klein's other book No Logo.

What did you get?


  1. I loved The Children of Men. I really need to read some more P.D. James. Loved the Handmaid's Tale as well. You got some great books.

  2. Children of Men, the book, is not the least bit like Children of Men, the movie. But I enjoyed both.

  3. Ohhhhh!! I simply adored I Capture the Castle!! You can read my review here. I don't think I have have spoilers. Or you can read it once you've read the book.

    I do hope you enjoy it!