Event updates, book reviews, and assorted book-related thoughts from the staff (and guests!) of the Odyssey Bookshop, a locally- and family- owned/operated independent bookshop in the agricultural and sometimes weird Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Books on the Air
Yesterday, I was on WAMC's the Roundtable talking about a few books I enjoy. If you missed the broadcast, you can stream it here.
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson (author reading/signing August 20th at 4pm) An adult novel.
The Fangs are performance artists and art is their life. Child A & B, pulled into their work, must come to terms with who they are as Annie and Buster, not as aspects of their parents artwork. A quirky, funny, and strange book. See Emily Crowe's post.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
(author reading/signing September 22nd at 7pm)
A fantastical story of illusions and magic. An adult novel but great for teen readers as well.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This fast-paced science-fiction work is great for 80s enthusists, those interested in video games, or anyone looking for a fun read. An adult novel good for teens ages 15+.
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brogsol
A YA graphic novel about a girl who must come to terms with her Russian background, and the ghost that's following her. Incredible all-around.
Chime by Franny Billingsley
A historical, paranormal YA that I devoured. A great pick for a bookclub.
Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh
My current favorite back-to-school picturebook about a quirky new student. Funky collage illustrations adults and kids will enjoy.
Bad Island by Doug Tennapel
A graphic novel for middle-grade and teen readers about a family shipwrecked during summer vacation. Oh, and giant robot-like creatures from space.
Wiener Wolf by Jeff Crosby
A hysterical picturebook about a wiener dog who runs away to a national park to live with wolves.
The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan
This middle grade novel is a modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel. Now in paperback.