I've been avoiding this post, as it again represents a drastic failure of purpose. Because of the attempt to switch library day to Monday, I've been going twice a week since many books still come due on Thursday. Sadly, those second trips are by myself, and there is no one to prevent me from picking up a book or so extra. My children are trained in throwing themselves between me and the books and preventing detours to extra stacks or recommended shelves or award displays or... For a brief and shining moment all my library books fitted in the box allotted to them, but that is no longer the case. Oops.
The hold shelf yielded a few, manageable treasures:
- Forest Born by Shannon Hale. I like her YA fairy-tale themed books.
- Angels' blood / Nalini Singh. This is one of the authors from the M book last week.
- Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy / Wendelin Van Draanen. For my son.
P and I selected a few picture books. A usually reads next to us while we read aloud to each other, but then he'll grab the book and read it himself in bed.
- Bat's big game / retold by Margaret Read MacDonald ; illustrated by Eugenia Nobati.
- Blueberry girl / written by Neil Gaiman ; illustrated by Charles Vess.
- Dad, Jackie, and me / written by Myron Uhlberg ; illustrated by Colin Bootman.
- Fat chance Thanksgiving / by Patricia Lakin ; illustrated by Stacey Schuett.
- My name is Sangoel / written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed ; illustrated by Catherine S
- Take care, Good Knight / Shelley Moore Thomas ; pictures by Paul Meisel.
- The getaway / Ed Vere.
A picked up a book for himself:
- Sonic the hedgehog archives. Volume 6 / editor, Mike Pellerito. Bleh.
And then I was sent by myself to drop off a few books, and I happened to remember some authors I had heard of and saw a few books on the New shelves:
- Captain Alatriste, by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Historical fiction recommended by author Elizabeth Moon.
- Life without friends, by Ellen Emerson White. I'm tracking down all her works.
- Where have all the flowers gone? : the diary of Molly Mackenzie Flaherty. Another Ellen Emerson White book, this time from the kid books section.
- In the stormy red sky, by David Drake. A silly SF space-war series book.
- Scepter of the ancients / Derek Landy. In the running for some kidlit prize.
I'm going to go sign up on Reading Adventures for this Library Loot.