Friday, June 29, 2012

Skipped a Week at the Library

Renton Library
I didn't manage to post a library list last week, but I had a really good reason. I didn't check out anything new! I did visit, and I turned stuff in, and I looked at stuff, and then I put my hands in my pocket and walked out. After all, I have dozens of books out already, so it was clearly the mature thing to do.

I bought myself an Ann Aguirre book to celebrate, because the library does not have the third book in her series. What's up with that? They have the fourth!

This week I somehow had three books waiting for me, but I turned in a bunch so I felt OK with that.

What did I get? Well, the hold shelf offered me three books, and then I grabbed a fourth:
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  • Carnelians, by Catherine Asara. I have a fondness for her space opera books.
  • The Cheshire Cheese Cat, Carmen Deedy. A Cybils finalist.
  • Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott. A surprise -- I thought I was still weeks out on the waiting list.
  • Mr Putter and Tabby Ring the Bell, Cynthia Rylant. Clearly an attempt to get the novice reader reading something, but I like them even on my own.
This brings me to a total of, wait for it, 42 items out on my card, plus a few ebooks that I'm in denial about. Yes, I have achieved my goal of getting the list under my age! Of course, almost all of them are actual books that I need to read, not CDs or anything easy, but still, there is hope.

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.

3 comments:

Tanya Patrice said...

I've been trying to keep my library requests under conrol too - though I don't have as many out as you :-) It's so hard to go in there but leave with nothing!

dumbsainthood said...

My library only allows 25 items at once. Which is why I use my kids' library cards,too LOL

kmitcham said...

Hooray for making the goal!