Friday, June 29, 2012

Skipped a Week at the Library

Renton Library
I didn't manage to post a library list last week, but I had a really good reason. I didn't check out anything new! I did visit, and I turned stuff in, and I looked at stuff, and then I put my hands in my pocket and walked out. After all, I have dozens of books out already, so it was clearly the mature thing to do.

I bought myself an Ann Aguirre book to celebrate, because the library does not have the third book in her series. What's up with that? They have the fourth!

This week I somehow had three books waiting for me, but I turned in a bunch so I felt OK with that.

What did I get? Well, the hold shelf offered me three books, and then I grabbed a fourth:
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  • Carnelians, by Catherine Asara. I have a fondness for her space opera books.
  • The Cheshire Cheese Cat, Carmen Deedy. A Cybils finalist.
  • Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott. A surprise -- I thought I was still weeks out on the waiting list.
  • Mr Putter and Tabby Ring the Bell, Cynthia Rylant. Clearly an attempt to get the novice reader reading something, but I like them even on my own.
This brings me to a total of, wait for it, 42 items out on my card, plus a few ebooks that I'm in denial about. Yes, I have achieved my goal of getting the list under my age! Of course, almost all of them are actual books that I need to read, not CDs or anything easy, but still, there is hope.

I'll go share my Library Loot at the event co-hosted by Claire from the Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader, where all the library addicts compare their treasures.


Tanya Patrice said...

I've been trying to keep my library requests under conrol too - though I don't have as many out as you :-) It's so hard to go in there but leave with nothing!

Anonymous said...

My library only allows 25 items at once. Which is why I use my kids' library cards,too LOL

kmitcham said...

Hooray for making the goal!