Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thursday Library Explosion

This post is a bit late (this being Saturday evening and all), but Thursday we had our regularly scheduled library day, complete with four kids. Three of whom apparently thought we were going to an amusement park, so we ended up leaving a bit abruptly, in disgrace, and with a squashed finger that caused great resentment but earned no sympathy (if you are roughhousing, things can get rough). Injuries sustained during misbehavior are their own reward.

Unless they are mine, in which case they are tragic.

Lucky for me, my hold shelf overflowed:
  • Scandal, by Carolyn Jewel. I saw this romance praised on two blogs somewhere.
  • Wild Life, by Molly Gloss. I think Jo Walton recommended this author, although for a different book.
  • Black Angels, by Linda Beatrice Brown.
  • Kindred in Death, by J.D. Robb
  • Into the Tangle of Friendship, Beth Kephart. For some challenges I haven't mentioned yet.
  • Beat the Turtle Drum, by Constance C. Green. For Shelf Discovery Challenge.
  • Shadow of the Giant, by Orson Scott Card. For X.
  • Ender in Exile, by ditto, for ditto. Actually, I'm not sure if I've read this one, so I might.
  • Children of the Mind, again by OSC, for X.
  • War of Gifts: An Ender Story. Another in the same series. Is it wrong to encourage one's children to share one's compulsive tendencies? He didn't even ask for this one, but I knew he'd want it.
I couldn't put it on hold, because I had reached my hold limit (oops), but on the shelves we found a book X wanted. And I forced everyone to pick out music, so 4 CDs but I forget the names. And we didn't enter the other library, because of the regrettable behavior in the first.
And because 86 items out is enough for any family.
  • The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen, by M.T. Anderson. I hadn't realized this was a real book.
I'll go sign up for A Striped Armchair's Library Loot this week. That's where bloggers can share their library finds of the week.


Marg said...

And because 86 items out is enough for any family.

Too funny!

Enjoy your loot!

Wendy said...

"I hadn't realized this was a real book" made me laugh out loud. That MT Anderson must be a fascinating guy.

It looks like we have similar interests--I'm adding you to my feed. Thanks for commenting over at my blog!

Kristen said...

"Injuries sustained during misbehavior are their own reward.

Unless they are mine, in which case they are tragic."

LMAO!!! My children would totally understand your take on parenting. ;-)

kmitcham said...

I never get taken to the amusement park.

Eva said...

Wow-86 items would make me nervous about losing some!

Z. N. Hively said...

Linoleum Lederhosen? I do believe I'll have to find this book, if only for the title! :)

Marge Loch-Wouters said...

What a ROTFL post about your library visit. I appreciated the "view from the other side" (I'm a children's librarian). And 86 books are NEVER enough...well unless a few get lost and you have to re-mortgage the house to pay off the library piper!