Books I Put on Hold This Week

I have too many things on hold. I’ve had to actually wait for books to come in so that I can free up space on my holds list! (I definitely didn’t add a few things surreptitiously using my override code…) This is good, though, since I was running out of things to read at home. Well, where “running out of” means “only having several.” Look, I’m just going to stop contradicting myself and tell you what cool books I’ve found recently.

Wild ThingWild Thing, by Josh Bazell. Well, I mean, really, I had to. I rather enjoyed his first novel, Beat the Reaper, and this second novel once again follows the erstwhile Pietro Brnwa and I have got to see what happens to him next. This one promises a “sexy paleontologist,” which, blech, but with any luck we’ll see her tearing out someone’s, um, lower-leg bone (tibia? fibula? I never took A&P shutup). And if you don’t know what I’m talking about go read Beat the Reaper right now. You probably won’t be disappointed.

GirlchildGirlchild, by Tupelo Hassman. I may have been ready to sneak this one onto the order list for my academic library if my public library didn’t hurry up and add it to theirs. We’ll never know, because they did and now it’s on my holds list. I have basically no idea what this book is about, but I do know that the protagonist is a girl who keeps checking the Girl Scout handbook out of the library and as a lifetime member of that wonderful organization you know I’m intrigued. It’s also apparently about class and overcoming adversity but blah blah whatever Girl Scouts rule!

The Gone-Away WorldThe Gone-Away World, by Nick Harkaway. This is another book I don’t know much about, but I have heard so many good things about Harkaway’s new book that’s coming out, Angelmaker, and even though I’m pretty sure they have nothing to do with one another I’m still compelled to read the first book first. It’s a disease, I know. Besides, I just looked it up and The Gone-Away World promises “love, pirates, mimes, greed, and ninjas.” I’m in.

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