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:
- Dragon Flight, by Jessica Day George. A sequel to Dragon Slippers, which I forgot to mention reading.
- A Fatal Waltz, by Tasha Alexander. Sequel to A Poisoned Season, which I just finished.
- Fire Dancer, by Ann Maxwell. I have no memory of requesting this. Hmm.
- Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf, by Wendelin Van Draanan. I'm really enjoying this kid mystery series.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Ring of Fear, by Anne McCaffrey. I've never seen this book before.
- 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.
- Marcelo in the Real World, Francisco Stork. I've been meaning to read this YA title.