This Thursday I averted my eyes from all shelves at the Fairwood Library, and just picked up my stuff from the hold shelf. Then I dropped off the books at the other library. I'm trying to get my book pile down to a reasonable size. Good luck with that.
So, this week I brought home:
- The Science of Fear, by Daniel Gardner, recommended by someone ages and ages ago, and which I'd better read quick because there is a wait list as long as my arm.
- Underground, by Kat Richardson, the third in a series about a Seattle private investigator who sees ghosts. I've already started this with the library's digital version, but I prefer reading on paper than on my computer.
- Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy, by Wendy Van Draanen, the third in a kidlit series about a seventh grader who solves mysteries and gets in a peck of trouble (I read this the day I got it, and I've requested the next one. And tonight I got my youngest started on reading the first. Go me!)
- Queens: Portraits of Black Women and Their Fabulous Hair, by Michael Cunningham & George Alexander. This was recommended on the livejournal group 50books_poc, which challenges people to read 50 books by non-white people. I'm not officially signed up because I don't want to have to worry about what definition to use for "book," "person of color," or "read" but I have been trying to actively look for books that would qualify. This one sounded fascinating.