Friday, June 12, 2009

My Library Haul

We're twelve days into winter and Melbourne is officially colder than a witch's titty. To get myself through the next four freezing wet days (I love you part-time work, let's elope before my bf gets home) I picked up the most awesome haul of books at two of my libraries. (I'm a member of three separate library services, and considering a fourth. One is not enough.)

Expect reviews of the following over the next week. Now follow me and try not to drool...

I've heard good things about this Frankie Banks. I have no idea what it's about. Love the cover.

From 1983. I've heard the movie is awesome. Hope this is too.

THIS book, The Death of Grass from 1956, is tipped to be one of the best post-apocalyptic books of all time. It's just been re-released and I managed to snare it first at my lib. I'm nearly wetting my pants with excitement.

I haven't read enough pupil-and-teacher-have-affair books. I just haven't.

This is speculative/dystopian I believe. Don't know about the cover. Excessively girlie with barbed wire. Hmmm.

Larbalestier is an Aussie and she's all over the web--two decent reasons for reading her books. I really don't fancy the look of How to Ditch Your Fairy, but this magic trilogy looks promising.

So whaddya think? What fabulous books will you be filling your weekend with?

I'm putting the finishing touches on a post exploring the relationship between Humbert Humbert and Lolita so look out for it later this weekend.


  1. Nice books! I'm jealous of your haul. Teach Me looks so, so dirty! That huge, apple of temptation. It's like...THE ultimate book for those with a teacher/student fetish. Heh. Forget weird vampire relationships, I want this book!

  2. I wouldn't write off How to Ditch your Fairy - my 13 yo son who's a big fan of Larbelestier (& Scott Westerfeld) loved it. He wasn't too keen on the cover though or the title!