Saturday, September 26, 2009

Late Library Haul

Well, I didn't get around to posting my library haul last Thursday, which I can only blame on having snuck into another library on Wednesday and finding a few extra books. It did not help that my kids were with their dad all day, so I was unescorted. My children know they are there to help me exercise restraint. They will take my hand to lead me past the wall of library recommends. Alone, I can browse, stumble across books I've been meaning to read, find new suggestions, discover authors I've wanted to read or who have surprised me with a new book. And then there are the books I've arranged to have on the hold shelf...

From the hold shelf, I got:
  1. Dragon Flight, by Jessica Day George. A sequel to Dragon Slippers, which I forgot to mention reading.
  2. A Fatal Waltz, by Tasha Alexander. Sequel to A Poisoned Season, which I just finished.
  3. Fire Dancer, by Ann Maxwell. I have no memory of requesting this. Hmm.
  4. Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf, by Wendelin Van Draanan. I'm really enjoying this kid mystery series.
Books I happened to see, through no fault of my own -- I can't be blamed for the new arrivals shelf, can I?
  1. The Language of Bees, by Laurie R. King. A new book in the Sherlock Holmes gets married series, which I've kept seeing but thought was a new issue of Beekeeper's Apprentice.
  2. Nine Gates: Breaking the Wall, Jane Lindskold. 2nd in the series about mah jong and alternate worlds and magic. Non-SF readers who need to read a SF book for a challenge should look at her Child of a Rainless Year, which reads more like magic realism.
  3. Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo & Yoko Tanaka. At this point I figured I might as well browse a little, so I wandered into the shelves and also found:
  4. Ring of Fear, by Anne McCaffrey. I've never seen this book before.
  5. Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy. Hey, these are short! And at first I didn't think the order would matter, but it turns out that Sammy is growing and changing.
  6. Marcelo in the Real World, Francisco Stork. I've been meaning to read this YA title.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

For being unescorted, you were positively restrained. Unless of course you did this in 30 minutes or less. ;-)