Saturday, February 13, 2016
What's New? Stacking the Shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.
Quiet week this week, which is good because I'm serving on jury duty and have some reading to do for upcoming blog tours.
Samurai Rising: the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela S. Turner. Illustrated by Gareth Hinds. 236 p. Charlesbridge, February, 2016. 9781580895842.
Publisher synopsis: Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga.
After by Morris Gleitzman. Unabridged audiobook on four compact discs. 4 hours, 20 minutes. Read by the author. Bolinda Audio, Sept. 2012. 9781743116883.
Publisher synopsis: A Holocaust survival story that combines hopeful melancholy with gentle humour.
I was totally blown away by Once, Then and Now. So are my students. A few weeks ago, a student who had read all three in a row asked if there were any more. When I looked it up, I found that After was written but the only incarnation of the book available in the U.S. was the audiobook.
I'm a regular reader of audiobooks, but not many of my students check out the audiobooks in our collection. I can't even buy the books from Amazon Australia because there are no new copies available - only Kindle editions. Sigh. I did learn that there is yet another Felix and Zelda book out called Soon.
The Internet makes purchasing foreign books a tad easier when U.S. publishers decide not to continue publishing a series. It's an extra expense and one I usually take on myself since POs are generally not accepted.
What's new with you?