I haven’t read this yet as I am still working on “World War Z” and “Women Who Run with the Wolves” (which I think little hands have carted off somewhere since I can’t find it). However, here are the most recent additions to my library and I am totally looking forward to reading them!
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead by Mark Twain and Don Borchert – I read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer years ago when in Elementary school and LOVED it. When I saw this take on one of Mark Twain’s classics I had to buy it! I think this one is going to be read next when I finish World War Z.
Little Women and Werewolves by Louisa May Alcott and Porter Grand – I have to admit I never read the book Little Women, I did see the movie (which I am sure doesn’t do the book justice) and I did like the show. I am not sure what I think about Winona Rider in it, but anyway. When I saw this take on an old classic, like Tom Sawyer, I had to get it. I already know the basic premise of the original story, so I am excited to see how they changed it and added the werewolves.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker – Again, another book I have only seen the movie of, I thought that this was a perfect opportunity to read the story. The movie was amazing and still gives me shivers when I watch it. I am hoping the book lives up to it since it was here first. So many horrible things happen in the basic story that I am scared to read it for what they may have left out of the movie-but at the same time I believe that is what makes for a good story. What good is a story if it doesn’t invoke strong emotions?
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe
The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard F. Burton
This is actually part of a collection of books offered by Barnes and Noble. They also have available a few other volumes that go with it such as Alice in Wonderland, however at $20 a piece we have to buy them one at a time. We hope to get the entire collection before they stop offering them.
And of course, last but not least one for the kids. Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary. I always liked Beverly Cleary‘s books and remember reading about Ralph the Mouse and Ramona in school. Now Babyhead enjoys Ralph like I did and I look forward to reading Ramona to Podling!