X is officially a Library Teen now, because he's in Junior High. And therefore eligible for the exclusive library Teen Events, such as Wednesday's Game-On. Attendance was low, so they opened the doors to cool siblings such as P, and both dived into some kind of Mario Smash Brawl Kombat thing. I went home.
But of course, I had to come back to get them (I've got to help them figure out bus lines someday). And it turned out that it wasn't over yet, so I was left wandering the new branches shelves, unchaperoned. Which meant that I picked up a few books, mostly of the brain-candy pool-side variety:
- Blood From Stone, Laura Anne Gilman. I think there is a vampire involved.
- Storm From the Shadows, David Weber. Honor's friends in space.
- White Road, Lynn Flewelling. I like this series.
- Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, Novella Carpenter. Raising chickens in Oakland, CA.
- Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life, Adam Gopnik. I like this author.
- Bone and Jewel Creatures, Elizabeth Bear. Very pretty cover.
- 30-Minute Money Solutions, Christine Benz. I need to control my paper clutter.
- Pride/Prejudice, Ann Herendeen. Perhaps a worse desecration than zombies.
- Admit It, You're Crazy!: Quirks, Idiosyncracies, and Irrational Behavior, Judy Reiser.
- Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures, Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel.
This all happened before the official library day, where I got 5 new CD's and the hold shelf decanted:
- Fantasy in Death, J.D. Robb
Total Books from Library Elf (counting all the kid stuff that I'm legally responsible for even if I hope not to read it): 76. Missing book: 1. Book sent to library with a friend, and apparently not turned in: 1. Stuff on my card: 68, but I'm still checking some stuff out for my sons.
I'll go sign up for Library Loot this week. That's a weekly event hosted in turns by Eva's A Striped Armchair and Marg's Reading Adventures (this week's host) where bloggers can share their library finds of the week. Some of them make me look restrained.