raidergirl3 update

Two more to start the year:

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by E.L. Konisburg
1968 Newbery Winner

Cute little story of being brave enough to run away, and smart enough to be careful and go to a museum, disciplined enough to learn while there, and resourceful enough to solve a mystery.
My full review is here at my blog.

The Remains of the Day by Kazou Ishiguro
1989 Booker Winner

With beautiful writing, Ishiguro captures the character of the proper British butler. Stevens recounts his life of service in Darlington Hall, with no self awareness, complete professionalism. It's a character study of a man, told by him, all the more telling by what he doesn't say. It was an excellent, quiet read.

My full review is here at my blog.