Friday, September 5, 2014
I managed to check out fewer than seven books this week, but I also have stopped my insane habit of starting a new book every day (today I didn't read anything new! I feel lost and afraid). So I'm probably not actually managing to reduce my library stash. And I'd like to read some of the books from my unread bookcase. And I own a NOOK. So, basically I seem to be planning to live forever.
On the other hand, everyone survived the first week of school, even with all the waking-up early and stuff. We even snuck off to the movies with friends once, and had home-cooked meals, and the SeaHawks won their sporting event. So a good week.
Anyway, on my trip to the library I got:
Starting at the back, my niece is heading to Japan next month as part of a student-exchange program, so I'll stash this in the car for when I drive her places and maybe we'll learn something. I hope it starts with important stuff, like "please," "thank you" and "I think I'm allergic to that."
Zipping back to the front, I like Mike Shepherd's books, although I also tend to use them as examples of male gaze with female protagonists. I'm a bit concerned about this one, since I didn't think Vicky was a very believable secondary character, but I'm willing to be convinced.
The Silver Metal Lover was last month's Vaginal Fantasy alt pick. Since I've read this month's books I guess I can catch up.
I have a very lackadaisical hobby of reading critical essays about popular culture, which I got into through Buffy the Vampire stuff, of which there is a surprising amount. So reading essays by some of my favorite authors about some of my favorite TV (I'm currently rewatching 3rd season Buffy with my 8th grader -- I find the high school Buffy years an excellent way to cover all sorts of ideas I want my boys to process before they encounter them, from mean teasing to parental pressure to sexual jealousy through vampire slaying). And then I saw the digital Meg Rosoff book while browsing and it kind of fell onto my NOOK.
So I currently have 46 books out on my library card, so I'm glad I've kept aging, because I need to buy the new Wen Spencer book, and Sarah Rees Brennan has a short story and a novel coming out, and there are some other thing I need to buy as well...
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.