Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stacking the Shelves at the Library

Renton Library I like the rhythm of my Saturday library days, especially on the weekends my boys spend with their dad. Then I sleep in a bit, head off to say hello to MY dad around lunch time, and then dive into the library for some quality time with the shelves.

Of course, with this TBR Double Dog Dare going on I can't make many commitments to the new friends I see, but just flirting is fun too. And today it was time to refill my RML bag, so I spent a leisurely afternoon poking through the next six shelves to see what there was to see. I can tell that I've been missing bringing home everything I see, because I was most drawn to books that I know are on my TBR list.

Oh, I had snuck in a few days earlier to pick up an audio version of Cry Wolf, which is totally not cheating because I own the paper copy but I don't like to read while driving. I'm very safety conscious. And frugal -- I didn't want to hire someone to read my copy aloud.

I got:

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  • Summer of the Gypsy Moths, Sara Pennypacker. I love her Clementine books, and I trust I'll like her older book as well.
  • The Young Man and the Sea, Rodman Philbrick. He's another author I trust.
  • Olivia Kidney and the Secret Beneath the City, Ellen Potter. I've never read her earlier books.
  • A Dog's Way Home, Bobbie Pyron. The only book I've never heard of before; I'm hoping it works for my read-America challenge.
  • Cold Cereal, Adam Rex. I'm expecting strangeness and poignancy.
  • May B, Caroline Starr Rose. I've heard a lot about this book, but I forgot it was in verse. Dang.
  • Shadows in Flight, Orson Scott Card. I bet my kids want this one, and if they take until April to finish then I can read it too!

This left me with 49 items out on my card, a large step over my age. So I didn't get any new picture books or audio CDs, which are what are propping up my numbers. I've got the books part mostly under control

I bought several ebooks, but I'm going to avoid reading them until later. They were too good bargains to let slide:

  • Nexus, Ramez Naam is for book club, so I'll read it this week. The library had it, but too quickly, and then everyone else wanted it to. Thanks for going on sale at Barnes & Noble!
  • The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater. She is on my buy-if-possible list.
  • The Emperor's Edge, Lindsay Burokers. With a recommendation from a trusted friend, and a tiny price tag, how could I resist?
  • Frost Burn, Patricia Briggs. Who am I kidding? Unless my life is absolutely stress free over the next week, and this will not happen, I'm going to dive into this brain candy as soon as it appears on my NOOK this Tuesday. I need some happy endorphins, and Briggs gives them to me.

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. And I think I'll sign up at Tynga's Stacking the Shelves, which asks for all the books acquired. I'm hoping that I control my book-buying better than my library browsing, but at least the NOOK acquisitions won't topple my house!

1 comment:

Angie F said...

I've seen good reviews for May B.! Happy reading! :D

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