NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Let The New Season Begin!

Well, my Minnesota Timberwolves went out with a bang and won their final game in an exciting overtime! Unfortunately, a couple of my favorite players were out with injuries, but the rest of our boys did them proud! And our awesome ticket rep got us "rock star" seating for the game about four rows up directly behind the visitor bench. I could get used to those seats real quick like! (Thanks, Mike!) Now we take a breath, wait to see what happens with the lottery, and get ready to cheer my boys on next season. Have a great summer, guys, and we'll see you in October!!

OK, back to real life:

I scored big at the library yesterday! I know it's not like I don't have 200+ books that need reading sitting on my shelf in the bedroom, and it's not like *any* of these books are on my current challenge lists, but you know how it is. I'm among friends, and no one will turn me in to the Crazy Police. Peter was thrilled that they were from the library and not the store, so I'm safe there. Or at least I was until I told him I was really just looking them all over to see if I wanted to buy them. :-) They're all books I've been picking up at Borders or Barnes & Noble for weeks and have not been able to decide if I should add them to the permanent library or not. He thought spending the weekend perusing the library copies was a pretty good interim plan. Here is what I picked up:

The Canterbury Papers : A Novel by Judith Koll Healy
The God of Spring: A Novel by Arabella Edge
The Crusader: A Novel by Michael Alexander Eisner
The Last Wife of Henry VIII: A Novel by Carolly Erickson
Travels in the Scriptorium: A Novel by Paul Auster
The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker

Have any of you read any of these? Any opinions? My poor head is spinning! And just to top it all off, I got the new catalog from The Teaching Company who is offering a new course on Classic British Literature, and they'll bundle it with their course on Russian Literature for a resistance-crushing discount. Ah, me! To have such problems!! :-)



joanna said...

Hmmm.. I haven't read any of those!

Lezlie said...

Joanna ~ I'll let you know how they are if I decide to take them on. ;-)


Andi said...

I have to preface this by saying that I LOVE PAUL AUSTER. I would marry him and have his children if it weren't for that darn talented, gorgeous Siri Hustvedt.

BUT, that being said, I picked up Travels in the Scriptorium a couple of months ago and couldn't get into it. Given, I was in a really bad slump, so that could well be the reason.

If you haven't read The New York Trilogy yet, I would recommend that one more.

Lezlie said...

Andi ~ The New York Trilogy is one I am definitely going to be getting to. I have to admit my attraction to this particular one is the cover. :-) I'll try the library copy before investing. I read "Timbuktu" in January and have been anxious to read another of his books ever since!


BooksPlease said...

I'm a fan of Paul Auster too and I have Travels in the Scriptorium sitting on my shelves of unread books, patiently waiting to be read. It's so short I don't know why I haven't read it yet. Such decisions!

Lezlie said...

Books Please ~ I've been anxious to read another of his since I read "Timbuktu" in January. This is on my "First Chapters" project this weekend, so at least I'll get a feel for it.