The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham
I just picked this one up again–it’s a New York Review of Books edition, which makes my heart sing. I love that series, and would happily spend a year reading through every book in it, if someone were willing to cook, clean, and work for me while I did it. I read this in high school (Canadian curriculum) and am enjoying a re-read now. This, combined with On the Beach and My Side of the Mountain, are somehow inextricably linked, in my mind, with growing up in the 1980s.
Rex Libris: I, Librarian, by James Turner
A stylish, dense graphic novel with a sense of humor about library and comic book conventions. A little heavy on the narrative chit-chat, with a tendency to get bogged down in its own world-creation in this first book. And it needed another pair of sharp eyes to copyedit it before it went to press. But overall, a great, fun read with great potential for a series. How can you not love a book that starts out with Ranganathan’s Laws?
In other news, WordPress seems to have done strange things to its image uploader, at least for Mac.