June 13, 2006

Librarian's, and readers', most wanted

Liz B at A Chair, A Fireplace, and A Tea Cozy and her librarian friend Chris have announced their new blog, Librarian's Most Wanted. Their idea is,
instead of talking about books after we've read them, to talk about them before. Why pick that book? What made you decide to read that author? We're calling it Librarian's Most Wanted. We hope to get some additional regular contributors, as well as guests who will share what is on their hold list or "to read" pile.
I'll add one item right here, something another mother recommended only tonight at Swim Club: The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson, which I thought of for Laura, because it seems to cover a lot of her interests: Lipizzaner horses, an intrepid heroine, history, and the Vienna of her great-grandmother (which is also the Vienna of Frau Ibbotson). And coincidentally, as far as Librarian's Most Wanted's first choice, the ALA review at Amazon compares Kazan favorably with Wolves of Willoughby Chase. More coincidences: one "E. Bird of Manhattan" gives it a five-star review. Now to chase it down via interlibrary loan.

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