Comments: Book Meme

I just finished The Long Winter, one of the Little House books. Like the Anne books and Jane Austen, they are books I can come back to and enjoy re-reading.

I was totally surprised that a friend's daughter, who I babysat for often in grad school, had no interest in the Little House books or Anne. She was a big TV watcher, and I think maybe they just moved too slow or were too far outside her experience. It was sad! I sure hope my kids will enjoy them too.

For a while, as a librarian, I felt I ought to try to read some more of the newer fiction, so I could do better reader's advisory. There were a few good ones (like the Time Traveler's Wife), but for the most part I find they are not worth my time. I'd rather read fiction that is more likely to be good (often older) or, more likely, some good non-fiction.

Posted by Jennifer at December 4, 2008 05:40 PM

Confession: I have never read a single Wodehouse book.

I did, however, finish and almost enjoy the Grapes of Wrath.

Posted by Meredith at December 4, 2008 10:34 PM