Saturday, April 19, 2008

#279 Book jumping for National Library Week

I hope you've all enjoyed National Library Week and that you properly celebrated Thomas Jefferson's birthday.

I celebrated by reading Lost in a Good Book.
This is the second in a series (after The Eyre Affair) by Jasper Fforde about the literary detective Thursday Next. Thursday is a book jumper. With the help of Miss Havesham, she jumps in and out of books to do her detective work and to get to the bad guy. In this book, she works in the Jurisfiction division and her destination is Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven.'

When Thursday travels into the book world and meets the Cheshire Cat, she naturally asks the cat what he does. "I," said the cat proudly, "am the librarian."

Yup, it's true. The Cheshire Cat is the librarian of the great library in the book world, though he has been renamed to the Unitary Authority of Warrington Cat because the county boundaries were changed.

So, it's been a good week what with all the book jumping. But I still wonder whether NLW was scheduled for the week of Jefferson's birthday or if that's just a happy coincidence.

Yours in traveling through the book world,

1 comment:

  1. The IMCPL doesn't have Lost in a Good Book in audiobook format, and my print reading list is already far bigger than my time for reading in print, but I did put pick up a couple of other Jasper Fforder audiobooks as a result of this review. Thanks, Mary.