Friday, March 27, 2015

Words

  I love words, whether they are in books or in letters.

I've gotten a lot of exciting things from the library lately.


Get in Trouble by Kelly Link: I have not read this one yet, but I loved Kelly Links other short story collections. She writes short stories that are eerie, mysterious and fantastical. She takes her readers to strange worlds unlike any others.

The Carrier by Sophie Hannah: I love Sophie Hannah's Zailer and Waterhouse series. Her two detectives ongoing life story is just as interesting as the well crafted mysteries she creates. Out of the Zailer/Waterhouse books, this is not my favorite mainly because it was more put-downable then some of her others. When I read Hannah's books, I consistently find myself having much difficultly setting the book aside so I can do other things a person should do in a day. This book, while still interesting, did not suck me into the same degree. But I liked the characters and the plot was very interesting and unpredictable. It is a story about a woman who finds out a man she use to love is in jail for killing his wife. The main character, Gaby, does not believe that Tim, the accused killer, could do such a thing and sets out to prove Tim's innocence.

Authority by Jeff Vandermeer: This is the second in a series by Jeff Vandermeer called 'The Southern Reach'. I loved the first book in the series, 'Acceptance' and talked about it in an earlier post. I haven't yet started this one but I am excited to start reading.

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami: I love Haruki Murakami. He not only creates fascinating story plots and intriguing worlds, but his characters are some of the most realistic I have come across. After I am done reading a Murakami book, I really feel like the characters are real people existing in the world somewhere. The Strange Library is a Murakami novella from 2008 in a new paperback accompanied with designs by Chip Kidd. Murakami has such interesting visual imagery that the story worked well accompanied by literal visuals.

I've gotten a lot of exciting things in the mail lately.


   All of these postcards are from postcrossing. Some of these cards are from places really far away like Germany, Russia, New Zealand and even one from the United Arab Emirates. But I also got a postcard from Friday Harbor which is only about 3 hours away from where I live in Seattle. With postcrossing, you never know where in the world your card will come from. It is exciting! 

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