Yesterday was Tuesday, and you know what that means. Tuesday is library day! I had quite a few things on hold that I was very excited to pick up! The one at the top of the list was, of course, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. I’ve been reading science fiction for more than fifteen years and I’m only just starting to read Tolkien, shameful I know, but also the truth. The only other items I had holding for me were CDs which I won’t bore you with.
I recently read Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and thought it was good as an easy, don’t want to think novel, so I picked up the sequel: Voyager. I also grabbed Gregory Maguire’s Wicked, Douglas Adams’ Life, the Universe, and Everything, and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad. The last I hadn’t planned on picking up. I think I have quite a lot on my plate this week but it was on an end cap that held one librarian’s ‘Picks.’ I just couldn’t resist temptation.
I started Wicked and can’t really decide if I like it or not. I’m only about a hundred pages into it so I’ll give it a few hundred more before I finalize any opinions. Elphaba is an extremely interesting character but Maguire has not yet begun to showcase her like I’d like. So far none of the novel has been from her point of view, and currently the characters in charge of moving the plot do not care much for the emerald-skinned lady. I’m hoping she will venture out into the foreground as the story progresses. Keep your fingers crossed.