Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Library Loot ~ February 29 - March 6

Having several books still checked out, I managed to limit myself to a single additional book this week.  And it may be a few days before I crack it open.

Ashfall ~ by Mike Mullin, 2011, fiction
Many visitors to Yellowstone National Park don’t realize that the boiling hot springs and spraying geysers are caused by an underlying supervolcano, so large that the caldera can only be seen by plane or satellite.  And by some scientific measurements, it could be overdue for an eruption.  For fifteen-year-old Alex, being left alone for the weekend means having the freedom to play computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle from his mother.  Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence.  Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished.
This summary reminds me of Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, which I rated 9/10.  I decided to read Ashfall when Angie @ By Book or By Crook reviewed it.

Library Loot is a weekly meme co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.  Claire has the Mister Linky this week, if you'd like to share the loot you brought home.  You may submit your link any time during the week.


Helen's Book Blog said...

Sounds like a good adventure story, enjoy!

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

This sounds so fun! I read endless disaster and survival books growing up but I haven't read any in the last ten years or so - something I must remedy. Enjoy and good luck working through your old loot!

Leya said...

It sounds like a great book. I wonder if my daughter would like it. I will definitely will check it out.


Linda said...

Sounds interesting. Enjoy!

Cat said...

Sounds interesting although probably not my usual sort of book.
Happy reading!

Tanya Patrice said...

Ashfall is on my to be read list as well. Can't wait to see what you think!

Michele said...

Just picked this up from the library on the recommendation of our local librarian. Can't wait to start.