Saturday, December 5, 2015

Change of Obsession

badge-4I haven't been posting my library loot lately, since all my typing time went into my NaNoWriMo tapping. Also I lost a lot of reading time to writing. Humph. But now I'm back! And still checking out a months worth of reading each week!

January will start the TBR Dare though, so I guess I'll have a chance to get a grip.

I have two weeks worth of looting to report, since I never got as far as moving last week's books from the table by the front door to the library book shelf. So it's easy to include them with this weeks books and then put them away.

From the hold shelf:
Jeweled FireTime and AgainAn Apprentice to Elves

Jeweled Fire, Sharon Shinn. This may be YA? I like Shinn's books because the people are solidly good types who often have interesting powers or ambitions.

Time and Again, Jack Finney. I hope I get to last month's Sword and Laser pick before I get to its podcast.

An Apprentice to Elves, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear. This looks great! I also need to buy it, maybe for Christmas.

From the library lure of Quick Picks shelves:
The Golden Princess

The Golden Princess, S.M. Stirling.

And from the quick eyes of Alexander, who knows what I (and he) like:
Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater. The final book in the series.

I'm continuing my Library Quest, although in December reading for 2015 Challenges takes precedence.  I'm still in the Large Print Fiction section, so everything feels thick and important.

I've completed two books:

The Blacksmith's Bravery by Susan Page Davis. Another Christian romance, this one set in a small time in Idaho in the time of stage coaches and mining claims. The blacksmith is brave enough to marry an ex-hooker, although maybe the courage is in admitting he needs help in various ways. It was an interesting slice of life, but not terrible page turning.

City of Saints, Andrew Hunt. This is police procedural set in Salt Lake City in the 1930's, which is pretty far off my usual reading path. I liked the police and the historically based stuff, but didn't find the characterization of the invented characters very persuasive. Since the main detective spends about a hundred (large print) pages being really stupid because of some vague and unbelievable personal issues, this was a problem. (He insists on investigating himself because his father was a cop and he thinks he doesn't measure up. So he has to prove himself by being a big idiot? I don't get it.)
The Blacksmith's BraveryCity of Saints
You may noticed the jump in the alphabet. City of Saints moved ahead because I needed a Utah book. The next one I read from this batch will be the New Jersey book.

I've currently got 47 things out from the library, including ebooks, music, books for me, and books for the kids.

I'll go sign in to Library Loot which is at The Captive Reader 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...

Enjoy your loot. I'm still trying to finish the Foodies Read challenge!

kmitcham said...

I finished hard-copy 14, and am working on getting it back to you.