Taking stock

A new year, a new term, a new list of interesting reads. Enjoy!

♥ A slideshow of the London Zoo Census? You know you can’t resist!

9 famous movie villains who were right all along… say what?! An intriguing new perspective on some classic films, including The Wizard of Oz.

♥ It’s been 15 years since Good Will Hunting?! Here’s an in-depth look back with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

♥ Powell’s Books is a Portland institution — a bookstore the size of a city block! Here are the staff’s top 5 picks of 2012. The titles that intrigue me include:  The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones; Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain; A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson; Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn; Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn; and The Diviners by Libba Bray.

The Portland Streetcar in front of Powell's Books.

The Portland Streetcar in front of Powell’s Books. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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5 Responses to Taking stock

  1. FYRI (for your readers’ info): Of that awesome Powell’s book list, Brave on the Page by Laura Stanfill, Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, The Listeners by Leni Zumas, and Dora: A Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch are all Portland authors. Legs Get Led Astray by Chloe Caldwell is a Portland book (Future Tense Books, the publisher, is based in Portland). And Strayed’s Wild and Zumas’s The Listeners are up for Oregon Book Awards.

    Just thought I’d plug our locals! 🙂

  2. Naomi says:

    Nice links! Julia Stuart published The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise a year or two ago, and it would be a fun read to accompany the London Zoo census if you’re looking for another title to add to the Portland list. I reviewed Quiet on my blog this week and it gave me alot to think about.

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