I did have the fun of doing the library run in a rush with my son while printing out his school assignment. Since he can never find his library card, I was tasked with logging into the printers while he went off to get my holds. His exaggerated stumbles under the load of books were mostly fake, I'm pretty sure, as were his pleading whispers for a chiropractor. Actually, there were only eight books, which means fewer than last week, but I think he was trying for some sort of point that I've obviously missed.
So, after hogging an entire shelf of the holds bookcase, I came home with:
- Blood Oranges, Kathleen Tierney. I think this takes place somewhere useful.
- In Zanesville, Jo Ann Beard. Next Best of the Best pick.
- The Adventures of Beanboy, Lisa Harkrader. Cybils finalist. Kidlit, stolen by High School kid.
- Last Airlift, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. Cybils finalist.
- Almost Home, Joan Bauer. Another Cybils kidlit finalist. And another dog story, it looks like.
- Chomp, Carl Hiassen. Another Cybils finalist. Kidlit.
- The Last Dragonslayer, Jasper Fforde. Cybils kidlit finalist. I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
- The Last Present, Wendy Mass. This is mostly for my niece, who already bore it off.
This means I now have 62 things out on my library cards, which is well over my age so I'm not allowed to buy any books this week. At least it's still under my mother's age, and not even close to my grandmother's. 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. And I think I'll sign up at Tynga's Stacking the Shelves, which asks for all the books acquired, which this week is just the library stuff.