Friday, January 1, 2010

Library Loot: End of Year

Happy New Year! I shall have lots of New Years Resolutions, but first I want to finish off my library journey from last year. Yesterday my kids were with their dad, so I had to make my library circuit by myself. Alone against the ravenous books, I fought bravely but was completely devoured.

At the first library, I managed to turn in the overdue book from last week, and was charged the princely sum of 10 cents. My city library is the nicest library in the world. Kindness like that deserves reward, doesn't it? Rewards like high circulation count. I walked out with:
  • Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children, by Rafe Esquith
  • After Tupac & D Foster, by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Are You Alone on Purpose, by Nancy Werlin
  • Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Reality Check, by Peter Abrahams
  • Worldweavers: Gift of the Unmage, by Alma Alexander
I had a few things due at the county library, so up the hill I went. I only had one book on the hold shelf, so things couldn't be too bad, right?
  • The Dazzle of the Day, by Molly Gloss. Recommended by Jo Walton on
  • Alex & Me, by Irene M. Pepperberg. (I think I have BookNAround to blame for this one.)
  • The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow (from Uncertain Principles, while I wait to read Chad's book)
  • NO Talking, by Andrew Clements (audio -- it's for the CHILDREN. Well, for X.)
  • Does My Head Look Big in This?, by Randa Abdel-Fattah
  • Blaze of Memory, Nalini Singh
  • Lawn Boy, Gary Paulsen
  • Deep, Dark, and Dangerous, by Mary Downing Hahn
  • Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, by Lynne Jonell
To add insult to injury, I stopped by the Friends of the Library Sale wall. Hey, I'm a friend! Friends don't ignore each other, you know. At least these don't have due dates.
  • A Ceremonial Death, by B.J. Oliphant (aka Sherri S. Tepper)
  • Talk to the Hand, by Lynne Truss
  • Spartan Warrior: Legacy of Blood, by Michael Ford
  • The Curse of the Viking Grave, by Farley Mowat
My final score is now 79. I shall go look at Library Loot to comfort myself that other people also think they have infinite reading time.


Marg said...

Oh dear! I am glad that I only have one library in my immediate vicinity. I have enough trouble getting books back to one library on time, let alone more libraries!

Enjoy your loot!

Anonymous said...

I really want to read Wintergirls. Enjoy your loot!

Beth said...

I should do a post on, which tracks all my library cards (well, mine and the kids') and sends me a consolidated list of due dates, hold statuses, and overdue warnings. It's a life saver.