My Bookshelf 23.9.13

English: Henry James in 1897.

English: Henry James in 1897. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A quick tour through what I’ve been reading of the book and blog variety lately.

The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

This is my second James novel (also read The Bostonians), and my pattern with the first has stayed true: painfully slow reading for the first half or so and wondering why this is ‘classic’, then the plot picks up and I think James is a genius by the end…His characterisations and language are wonderful.

Heartstone by C.J. Sansom

If you like historical fiction, read this series.

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

I started reading this book from the school library where I work, mainly because we have about 6 or 7 copies of it and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. It’s good so far, an interesting concept of the future where cities are mobile entities that hunt and eat other smaller cities to survive.

Blog of a new school library assistant.

The two authors also have school library connections, but it’s not all focussed specifically on that area of the field.

Always good reading for library, technology, marketing and lots of other neat stuff.