Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Temptations

Last week I ran into the library on Wednesday to pick up some movies for this week's Tuesday Book Club (the one where we watch a movie that we associate with the current book). I needed two copies of Mr Holmes so I could give one to my brother. Movies are only good for a week, so I dropped by my back-up library this Wednesday to return my copy (I managed to renew the one I gave my brother).

I'm full of shiny resolutions about not letting my library pile stack up on me. I have lot of book club books, I'm doing a Library Quest, I'm reading a Cybils book every week or so, so I don't really have a lot of extra reading time. Nevertheless I saw two books I really want to read, so I grabbed them in case my library wasn't going to tempt me on Thursday:

H Is for HawkMissoula

H Is For Hawk, Helen Macdonald. This has been recommended by everyone from the Economist magazine to my old friend and bigwig blogger Kristen from BookNAround.

Missoula, Jon Krakauer. Most of the time Krakauer's nonfiction prose interests and informs me, and with my kids and niblings poised to head for college it's a very timely read.

My loot from the hold shelf at my main library was two books for my son:

An Inheritance of AshesThe Sword of Summer

An Inheritance of Ashes, Leah Bobet. I read this on my tablet, but in KINDLE form so I couldn't share it with him, so I'll get him the paper version.

A Sword in Summer, Rick Riordan. I think this is the Norse Riordan.

I've currently got 27 things out from the library.  I'd like to keep that number under thirty; it includes the stockpiled Cybils and Library Quest books, as well as a handful for the rest of the family. Also, I haven't really mastered returning e-books early, especially ones I read on my tablet in Kindle format. So I can ignore one or two of those numbers.

I'll go look at the 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 (that pile of books up at the top) - and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. 

Library Questing

Here I document any progress I make in my Quest to read a book from every shelf in my local library.

Unnatural Causes by P.D. James is the current audio. It's only 8 discs and I'm on #2. There's a dead body, and a roomful of suspects.

I'm still reading Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld, but I'm not really enjoying it and don't really care what happens to the characters. So after pushing ahead a few pages I let myself skip onto Anne Tyler's A Spool of Blue Thread which I'm enjoying more. Also this seems to be set in Maryland!

1 comment:

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

Lots of great choices here! Everything I've heard about H is for Hawk has been glowing and I actually picked up a copy at a library sale last year for the princely sum of $0.50 but have not yet cracked it open. One day!

Enjoy your loot!