Books finally came in for me at the library! It apparently takes a week for movement from one branch to another... That's crazy! Three more are in movement right now, so maybe tomorrow? I am going to have to stay off the library web site. I brought three books home and then requested four more! I do have books of my own to read, so I will have to block the site for a month or something... Anyway, I got:
Only in Canada, You Say: A Treasury of Canadian Language by Katherine Barber
Birds of a Feather: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
I have already started the Barber book. I find it really interesting! Words or phrases that I hear or use all the time are Canadianisms. I am not sure if that is how you would spell that if it was a word, but anyway! I highlighted a few interesting ones, so hopefully I can have a discussion of this book when I review it. I want to hear other countries impressions of both whether they are only Canadian and if you think we are crazy for saying them! (And, yes, this goes beyond eh!).
Then, I got two books in the mail on Friday and never mentioned them:
A Member of the Family by Cesar Millan (I read his other two books in 2007, I think)
Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier (a companion book to Wildwood Dancing which I read in 2007, too, I think.)
Today, I won a book. Yay!
The New Space Opera edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan
Speaking of Carl. The books I requested from the library?
The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby (Nymeth is quite the fangirl)
Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
The Starry Rift edited by Jonathan Strahan (This is why the Carl reference. He told me I should get this, so I did! Actually, it came up when I was looking for Uglies and I figured that meant it was looking for me...)
Anyway, I should probably vacuum. I have been putting it off for like 3 hours now!