What I Read: October ’13

I got the idea for posts like these from a dear friend (on the internetz) and her always impressive monthly lists of the books she reads. It has really inspired me to start writing down somewhere (here!) some of the books I’ve recently read.

I know these posts aren’t going to get me any traffic but I just don’t care. The Comyn Space is my space to be creative and books have always been something that stokes the fire of my imagination. I promise there’ll be food tomorrow 🙂

The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown: Set in a small town near Columbus OH about three sisters, my boss gave me this because she knew I’d love it for that reason alone! And she was right! The is patriarch is a Shakespearean professor and so this coming of age, for a family, story is peppered with loads of the Bard.

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store, by Robin Sloan: Nerdy book references, Google (and RUBY!) jokes, and mysterious, secret societies all come together in this delightful novel. I loved how the story kept be so throughly engaged and how fresh it felt-really, truly inventive!

Kara Goucher’s Running for Women, by Kara Goucher: Another reading suggestion from my boss, this is Kara Goucher’s how to guide for running. As a runner for the last four years (that feels…crazy), I really loved the straightforward approach Kara takes to coaching and training. I know I’ll be picking this up again for reference as the intense training season picks up again.

The Rook, by Daniel O’Malley: When she wakes up in a new to her body, Myfawnwy Thomas finds herself surrounded by bodies wearing rubber gloves and a letter from her former self. She is then discovers she is a Rook, a high power official in a secret organization that fights supernatural crime. The Rook is one part Harry Part, one the Bourne Identity and all parts enthralling. You need to read this!

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein: I can’t remember how this book ended up on my library queue, but I’m glad it did! This was such a cute and playful young adult read. I ran thru it but it was a nice bounce back from the book I finished right before, which was much heavier. The story follows Kyle and several other 11 year olds who are locked in the new library overnight, funded by local hero and game creator extraordinaire, Luigi Lemoncello.

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