Friday, June 11, 2010

Forgot to Turn Stuff In


I'm falling behind in my reviewing, which inflates my library count, since I have a big stack of books waiting to be released. Ah well, I have been catching up on the laundry. Not quite as much fun as rolling about in books, but it keeps pants on the kids.

Anyway, I've been restricting myself to books on hold, and trying to slow them down. Annoyingly, the new and improved hold system won't let you put a book on hold and then freeze that hold for later (unless there is a long queue). So if I'm asking for unpopular books, they come in torrents.

Anyway, I tiptoed into the library and averted my eyes from all but the hold shelf, coming out with:
  • The Wave in the Mind, by Ursula Le Guin. Talks and essays on the writer, the reader, and the imagination, to quote from the subtitle.
  • Scarlett Fever, Maureen Johnson. Sequel to Suite Scarlett.
  • Deliverer, C.J. Cherryh. Cherryh has a new book in this series, but I seem to have completely forgotten the last few. So I'll skim this in preparation for the new one.
  • Power of a Woman, Robert Fripp. Biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • Ballad, Maggie Stiefvater. Sequel to Lament.
Total Books from Library Elf (counting all the kid stuff that I'm legally responsible for even if I hope not to read it): 79. Stuff on my card: 69. Books bought: one. Apparently they frown on dipping a book in cool-aide. I'm going to to a lot of catching up so that drops next week, because spring is almost here. I forget my exact goal, but it was much lower than that.

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.

4 comments:

Linda said...

I need to start that Stiefvater series. I keep seeing it but haven't started it yet. Enjoy your loot!

ifyoucanreadthis said...

Haha, I suppose they would frown upon that! :)

I really want to read something by LeGuin, can´t believe I still haven´t.

Happy reading!

Beth said...

I think I would have gotten away with lemonade, since only the outside of the pages took the hit so there was no crinkling, but the grape color was hard to hide...

Christine said...

I currently have Ballad checked out from my library, too. I'm hoping to read it later this week.