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Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Library Loot~or "Library Lush" Whichever the Case May Be...Sept. 1, 2011

So, here's the largest picture known to blogdom of my latest visit to my Naples Library. They are so awesome to me there. Instead of the "wild-eye" I get such praise for taking out and reading so many books. Don't you love it?!

I'm just going to talk briefly about a few of them or tell you why I chose them.

I was really happy to find this book on the new fiction shelf. This was on my "Covet List" and I'm delighted I don't have to go around hating, now! Love the art/cover design. Can't wait to start it...this week, maybe.

This is one I've seen reviewed on Amazon and it's had me curious. I love books by South American and/or Spanish authors. The richness of their culture is always in their books, of course, but also there is a depth of emotional connection and mysticism that I find so beautiful. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

Well, please, who could resist this one? I was just taking a quick peruse of the New In Non-fiction shelves and Jane reached out and cuffed my ear. Probably because Jane knows I'm a diehard Bronte sisters devote' at heart...she's a close 2nd place; yet, she keeps pressing me for the primary spot! You know Charlotte thought Jane's books were fluffy... :[
The very interesting author of this book has captured my heart, too, since she understands the value of women and their power in literature. (*With regard to my last blog review "The American Heiress") See below:

"Becoming a Heroine: Reading About Women in Novels"

(Available on Barnes & Nobles/$1.99)

Overview: A splendid book, a rare combination of critical brilliance and personal warmth. Brownstein speaks for a generation, perhaps a tradition, of passionate women readers; she stands for literary values that need to be defended against the chilling abstractions of contemporary theory, and that remind us why we read and how we shape our lives by our books. (Elaine Showalter)

I'm having to order this one from Amazon, asap.

Isn't this gorgeous cover? The extended name of the book is: "....:An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72." Honestly, this book was a grabber from that New in Non-Fiction shelf, too. The size of the book is one of those off-sized type--and thick. The paper smells delicious. It's chockful of beautiful, color pictures of botanicals and stories about their names and namers. I stood there for a long time flipping through and reading...had to check it out!

The book also tells the story of Ms Peacock who was in her latter years when she decided to take up her designing of botanical "mosayics" and the stories behind the flowers. Fascinating stuff here.

It's one of those books that makes you want to hide in a dark, secluded corner, curl up and read it. Corner curling...

Interesting to me, this Anthology edited by Edwidge Danticat about Haiti. I've been so curious about the country and its people since the earthquakes there... I'm a conspiracy theorist, did you know? I think HAARP has had some messing around in that issue. :[
Includes brand-new stories by: Edwidge Danticat, Rodney Saint-Eloi, Madison Smartt Bell, Gary Victor, M.J. Fièvre, Marvin Victor, Yanick Lahens, Louis-Philipe Dalembert, Kettly Mars, Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, Evelyne Trouillot, Katia Ulysse, Ibi Aanu Zoboi, Nadine Pinede, and others.
Haiti has a tragic history and continues to be one of the most destitute places on the planet, especially in the aftermath of the earthquake. Here, however, Edwidge Danticat reveals that even while the subject matter remains dark, the caliber of Haitian writing is of the highest order.

This is a little paperback they had that caught my eye because of its title, and then I really like the summary. It's about a ladies reading group during the early 1960's around the time the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton movie "Cleopatra" came out. There was such a scandal surrounding the movie because of their love affair and Liz leaving Eddie Fisher for Burton; especially after Eddie had divorced America's Sweetheart~Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth only a few years prior!! At any rate, this group of young housewives is greatly effected by the times and the movie, and I'm dying to read the book to know how and why.

As you can see, there are a few more there in my Loot that I won't go into. You're probably bored at this point!

Let me know what you got this week at your library...




So many good titles! You'll love The Bird Sisters!

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