Saturday, January 07, 2017

librarian lottery, game 2

in case you only just walked in, i'll tell you how the game is played. when i was getting ready to move to site 13 i went to the library and asked the librarians to play a round.

i went with three books: one i had gotten on purpose, because MB was reading it, and also because i like birds and sciencey things.

i enjoyed this one very much, but it was a bit of a slow read for me because while written accessibly, there's a lot of information in there and i had to keep putting it down to let my brain catch up.

and if the idea of research on live animals bothers you, maybe you want to stay away from this one, because it does talk about live research.

the more we understand the intelligence of other species, though, i think the more likely we are to  appreciate them and maybe care more about their habitats.

enter librarian lottery book 1:

this was a lovely and gentle romance, understated and funny.

also, refreshing treatment of contemporary racism.


this here is pride and prejudice told from the perspective of the household staff. or rather, it's the story of the household staff while pride and prejudice takes place in the background, largely unnoticed.

it works as a stand-alone novel, but for full enjoyment you should at least have a passing familiarity with pride and prejudice.

and then, if you are like me and somehow made it into adulthood never having read that, you may wish to pick it up.

i did.


1 comment:

Kristin @ Going Country said...

I really liked Major Pettigrew too. And that reminds me that Simonson had a new book that might now be not-new enough that I can request it through the inter-library loan.

I had never heard of "Longbourne," but I'll see if I can find it. I've never read any of Jane Austen's books. My husband sometimes calls me the worst-read English major in existence. I just can't get into most of the classics.

I love book recommendation posts. Thank you.


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