Thursday, October 2, 2014

Still Not Good

If you only let yourself start a new book every other day, (ebooks magically don't count here), and you check out five or more books from the library each week, how long will it take you to finish the bookcases full of unread books lining your bedroom? Please show your work.

So it's a bit discouraging to discover that I had seven items waiting for me when I showed up at the library yesterday. (Still my temporary library, as my main library continues to have aggressively wide ventilation portals, shown on left.) Luckily things weren't quite that dire -- I got the next House of Anubis DVD, but that went straight to my nephew's house and I probably won't even see it again until it has to go back.

Also, Wood Sprites doesn't really count either, since I went out and bought it last week and plan to just return it. I only requested it because I thought I'd be too cheap to buy it, but HA! I'll just leaf through a few of my favorite parts while it lolls about in my library bag...
Wood SpritesUzumakiDark TriumphAlif the UnseenCover: Affecting Fictions in HARDCOVER

The manga also shouldn't count, because it's part 3 of a Cybils pick, but I'll read them all as one since that's how the nomination went. Dark Triumph is another Cybils pick, which my son will probably steal first as he is at this moment gobbling up the previous book. Alif is the current Sword and Laser pick, and more excitingly, Affecting Fictions is by my cousin. Who I will see next month, so I'd better have some good quotes to drop.

I also got a new ebook, but it's a duplicate of a paper book so I can read at home or away, and doesn't really count. Right?

badge-4So I still have 56 things out on my library card.  I have to keep my library card under my age or I ban myself from getting new books. I just found out my brother will buy the new Brust next week, so I'm OK with that.

I'll go sign in to Library Loot which is at Silly Little Mischief this week to see what everyone else is getting.  Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. 


Linda said...

I took a bunch of books back to the library and I have about 30 right now. I hope to read a bunch before the readathon next month.

Cat said...

The hardest part of enormous loots is deciding what to read. Whatever you choose I hope you will enjoy.