Having just experienced a dearth of library opening hours during Easter holidays, I was back on the library after work to pick up my library book reservation at the first chance that I’ve got!
I picked up 3 of my library book reservation and got another 2 into my bag, piling them on top of the 12 I have already borrowed!
Thanks to Aussie Authors recommendations from Bernadette and Osidian Tears, Jacq, Aussie authors book titles have been swimming around in my head for months, so I thought I better get going and head down south to Australia in pursuit of the Global Reading Challenge, and I’ve picked up:
Broken Shore by Peter Temple – Temple had won so many awards and being the first Australian who won the Gold Digger Award, I sure want to give this a go.
Kichen, Banana Yoshimoto – After reading Hardboiled Hard Luck, I just wanted to have another swipe at her more renown Kitchen, which happened to stay on the Japan bestseller list for one year when it was first published.
Siddhartha, Herman Hesse – After Islamist, I decided to get a bite-sized treat on another religious text, not heavy stuff though, so I thought Siddhartha would be a good one to digest. (I am having so much trouble spelling Sid..double d? h..a.r..where does the second h comes in? I know it’s terrrible, I had to look at the original text to make sure I’ve got it right). This one is for the World Religion Challenge.
Both Siddhartha and Kitchen had to be pulled out from the library’s reserve stock, ( it must be that nobody in Reading seems to be interested in them for years!). Siddhartha is just one story out of the 10 stories and essays of Hesse, including Steppenwolf. Lets see how many more of Hesse I could devour after Siddhartha.
Making another detour around the library, I picked up another 2 into my bag. I have been wanting to read David Malouf’s Imaginary Life, but since “Every Move You Make” was sitting on the shelf calling out for me, and it’s short stories collection, I thought I just have to read it. The other one which is also available on the shelf is “Ransom”.
Oh and oh.. Michael Ondaatje. Shame on me, I haven’t read The English Patient yet. But Anil’s Ghost speaks about Sri Lanka, civil war, international human rights, mystery and hidden past, and got nothing to do with ghosts, I just have to read this!!!
I think it’s a pretty good loot, don’t you think?