Sunday, November 15, 2009

Library Haul, Belated and in Denial

I've been avoiding this post, as it again represents a drastic failure of purpose. Because of the attempt to switch library day to Monday, I've been going twice a week since many books still come due on Thursday. Sadly, those second trips are by myself, and there is no one to prevent me from picking up a book or so extra. My children are trained in throwing themselves between me and the books and preventing detours to extra stacks or recommended shelves or award displays or... For a brief and shining moment all my library books fitted in the box allotted to them, but that is no longer the case. Oops.

The hold shelf yielded a few, manageable treasures:
  • Forest Born by Shannon Hale. I like her YA fairy-tale themed books.
  • Angels' blood / Nalini Singh. This is one of the authors from the M book last week.
  • Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy / Wendelin Van Draanen. For my son.
P and I selected a few picture books. A usually reads next to us while we read aloud to each other, but then he'll grab the book and read it himself in bed.
  • Bat's big game / retold by Margaret Read MacDonald ; illustrated by Eugenia Nobati.
  • Blueberry girl / written by Neil Gaiman ; illustrated by Charles Vess.
  • Dad, Jackie, and me / written by Myron Uhlberg ; illustrated by Colin Bootman.
  • Fat chance Thanksgiving / by Patricia Lakin ; illustrated by Stacey Schuett.
  • My name is Sangoel / written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed ; illustrated by Catherine S
  • Take care, Good Knight / Shelley Moore Thomas ; pictures by Paul Meisel.
  • The getaway / Ed Vere.
A picked up a book for himself:
  • Sonic the hedgehog archives. Volume 6 / editor, Mike Pellerito. Bleh.
And then I was sent by myself to drop off a few books, and I happened to remember some authors I had heard of and saw a few books on the New shelves:
  • Captain Alatriste, by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Historical fiction recommended by author Elizabeth Moon.
  • Life without friends, by Ellen Emerson White. I'm tracking down all her works.
  • Where have all the flowers gone? : the diary of Molly Mackenzie Flaherty. Another Ellen Emerson White book, this time from the kid books section.
  • In the stormy red sky, by David Drake. A silly SF space-war series book.
  • Scepter of the ancients / Derek Landy. In the running for some kidlit prize.
And I'm pretty sure we got some music, too. Library Elf puts me at 78. But remember, many of those are picture books and music. And a few are for my children. So I probably only have 30 or so actual books, and some of those are kid books. I'm OK. I can do this.

I'm going to go sign up on Reading Adventures for this Library Loot.


Kristen said...

Maybe you should just name all you library posts Epic Library Fail. ;-) But see what kind of goodness you have to post about when you exercise zero self-restraint?!

Anastasia said...

Oh, I have the Arturo Perez-Reverte book myself (not from the library, though) that I still have to read. He's one of my favorite authors, and I think you'll enjoy it. :D