Life as Fiction

Dear Internets, oh how I've missed you! *Sigh*

I'm reading lots of books, and saving money, because I have rediscovered the library!

And there are these great places like Goodreads and LibraryThing where I find books and get recommendations.

Then I search my local library's catalogue (online, from the comfort of my house *cough* bed *cough*!).

Everything I Knew

I've just read Everything I Knew by Peter Goldsworthy: fabulous story of adolescence that is far more complex than just a crush on the hot new schoolteacher.


Elsewhere

I'm also reading Elsewhere and 13 Little Blue Envelopes. YA fiction rocks!

I'm lucky to have friends who are English teachers and Teacher-Librarians who know everything and make great recommendations.

So thank you Internets, bloggers and books, for keeping me sane.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

It is great to escape into someone else's life for awhile-thanks for sharing the recommendations-always on the look out for a good read

Levin (and Emily) said...

these look like great books. i've just started library studies and am spending lots of time in the library - as a result i've found lots of good books! the downside is that i don't have time to read :(
aren't libraries absolutely fabulous though - and online catalogues are just brilliant.
enjoy your reading
l
x

labeck said...

Thanks to you (on goodreads), I just started reading Thirteen Blue Envelopes. Looks good!!

I also get loads of ideas from stores like Target's book section where I take photos of book covers of books that appeal to me - and then I later look them up (from home!) on my library's catalog. Saves me money AND they usually have 90% of the books.

Corrie said...

oops you've just reminded me my library books are due back today! I haven't even read them but extended once! uh oh thanks for the reminder...we love the library I just borrow too many books to get through!
Corrie;)

Linda said...

Carolyn I am so sorry but it seems Mad Men is not starting it is not in the tv guide and it has now gone from Google where I found it I have emailed SBS but I am so sorry if I got your hopes up!! we will have to buy it