Only N and I went to the library this week, which was fun because we were both excited about books. Well, N had to pick up his latest Yu-Gi-Oh movie, but then he was completely amenable to looking for books about snails and worms. He denies the worm interest now, but I was there. He carefully looks through each page of the books before choosing each one. I have a reputation as a genius because I always lead him straight to the section he wants; it helps that he only wants books on fish, mollusks or bugs, which are all located within shelves of each other. It turns out that our library has an embarrassing dearth of juvenile NF about worms, but their snail collection is quite extensive. I padded out his pile with Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm and we were good to go.
Our new online check-out is excruciatingly slow, but that is perfect for N who likes to do it all himself. Apparently the thing is timed for him. Meanwhile I was kicking my heels with my own eight reserved books:
- The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa (from BookNAround's recommendation)
- The Bird of the River, by Kage Baker, the last of her fantasy books
- In the Dark of Dreams, by Marjorie M. Liu, in the Dirk & Steele series
- Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalie de Saint-George, by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome. Picture book recommended somewhere, argh!
- We Are In a Book!, by Mo Willems, Cybils Early Reader Finalist
- Interrupting Chicken, David Ezra Stein, Cybils Fiction Picture Book Finalist
- Kakapo Rescue, by Sy Montgomery, Cybils Nonfiction Finalist
- Book! Book! Book!, a picture book based on the joke that inspired my blog's name.
That brings me to 80 items out on my card, from 81 last week. Clearly the trend is in the right direction, although sanity is still a wee bit off in the distance. I'm off to Marg's The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader (she's this week's host) to sign up for Library Loot. That's where all us library lovers go to compare our hauls for the week.