Everything in this glass display case belongs to my "private collection." And yes, that makes me, like, super, SUPER gay. What I'm bummed about is that I can't seem to find my original 14 books by Baum! I had the entire series in paperback editions from the '80s, with really cool covers. I know they're in the garage somewhere, but for now, this is definitely enough Oz stuff to fill the display. Most people don't even know there were more stories beyond just The Wizard of Oz. They're totally missing out on things like the Patchwork Girl, and Santa Claus making an appearance, and a town of bunnies and a town of pastries, and so many other really bizarre and fun creations.
Here are 18 of my Halloween reading picks, but please be patient, for the "widget" takes a few moments to load... In the meantime sit quietly with your hands clasped and both feet flat on the floor. No fidgeting.
|#1 in the "Song of Ice & Fire" series|
|#1 in "Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone" series|
|#1 in "Shadowmarch" series|
|#1 in the "Acacia" trilogy|
|#2 in the "Eyes of God" series, but the BEST cover illustration ever, right?|
Toward the end of the second book in the series I ran across the following line that sells the whole thing, as far as I'm concerned.
"I think you've brought poison into my library, Baron Glass."
That one line is all I need to be totally hooked. And I wish MY name was "Baron Glass."