Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring Into the Library

Renton Library
Spring has sprung, although it pulled back a bit but may consider returning. For spring break, all three older kids have scattered to the winds leaving N and me to hold down the fort. We've been picnicking on nice days, and on library day we toddled off.

I had fun picking up a pile of holds (Cybils books) and also letting myself pick some pleasure reading from the tempt-me shelves and from the picture book section. I have to be careful or my new freedom to browse will bury me back under an impossible pile of books again. Oh, and I even talked N into picking up a book of his own; he mostly sees the library as a source of DVDs but Mo Willems has made another convert.

On the hold shelf (all Cybils books):
  • The Notorious Benedict Arnold, Steve Sheinkin. Nonfiction shaped like a book
  • Icefall, Matthew Kirby. This looks right up my seventh grader's alley.
  • Feynman, Ottaviani & Myrick. Nonfiction in graphic form.
  • The Great Wall of Lucy Wu, Wendy Wan-Long Shang. I've heard good things about this.
The new things I grabbed because I saw them and wanted them and TOOK them (ah, the freedom from the accursed Dare):
  • Angels' Flight, Nalini Singh. Short stories in a series I like; I actually just read the first one in a different anthology.
  • Something to Hold, Katherine Noe. This takes place in Oregon.  I need Oregon.
  • Book Speak, Laura Salas. Another poetry picture book.
  • Mr Putter and Tabby Run the Race & Mr Putter and Tabby Clear the Decks, both by Cynthia Rylant.  P and I really liked the Mr Putter books and I may try them on N.
This brings me to a total of 38 items out on my card, plus a horde of ebooks. The pile of review-real-soon-now books has again swamp my bedside table, so I hope to get on that any moment now.  I'll go share my Library Loot at the event co-hosted by Claire from the Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader, where all the library addicts compare their treasures.


Christine said...

Ooooo Angel's Flight! I'd love to see that one land in my library, but alas, I think I'll have to buy it. Which in this case I don't mind so much because I adore Nalini Singh's books.

Enjoy your loot and good luck keeping your horde of library books to a minimum! ha! ; )

kmitcham said...

Feynman, Ottaviani & Myrick. Nonfiction in graphic form.

A graphic novel about the physicist? Interesting.

Beth said...

Alexander absconded with it yesterday, but I'll show it to you when he brings it back.