Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Reading

I've misplaced my NOOK again! I have to say, the biggest disadvantage of the one-touch is that it's so easy for me to lose it; it's very lightweight and easy to carry. This had not struck me as a disadvantage while I was reading it...

I need to finish a few of the library books on that before they go POOF. Of course, the new stack of books I brought home today will not help me concentrate on my missing e-books.

Oh wait, I left it in the car. Oops.

The trip to the library was timed perfectly today -- I got there a bit early since I knew I was restocking for my Library Quest, and I had time to leisurely go through the five shelves in the column to pick out my books. My criteria are twofold: 1) Setting. I need to buckle down on my 50 States Challenge. 2) Desire. Do I want to read any of these books? My hope is that by picking some books purely by setting, I'll come across some things I never knew I wanted to read.

The hold shelf three books:

I Don't Like KoalaLittle RobotRain Is Not My Indian Name

I Don't Like Koala, Sean Ferrell. I read this while waiting for my boys to show up. Having seen my own share of creepy "lovies", I enjoyed this story. I especially like the blending of imagination and reality on the long hike the boy takes to lose Koala.

Little Robot, Ben Hatke. I've read other books of his and enjoyed them.

Rain Is Not My Indian Name, Cynthia Leitch Smith. This has been on my TBR list for ages, and I just stumbled across several more positive reviews, so I ordered it up.

I also found a book on the Quick Picks shelves:

Archangel's Enigma
Archangel's Enigma, Nalini Singh. I like this series, so it's nice to see the latest out now.

And I had to restock for my Library Quest. I got a new audio since I'll finish the current one in the next 7-10 days, and then 5 more from the next column of shelves as I started the last of the first column today:
Lord of Scoundrels
Songs of Willow FrostDick Francis's RefusalStakeoutCity of SaintsDreaming Spies

Lord of Scoundrels, Loretta Chase. My friend gave this 4 stars, so I'll try it. I find it a bit odd to listen to sex scenes via audio, so we'll see how it goes. Must remember who else is in the car...

Songs of Willow Frost, Jamie Ford. I picked this one because it's set in Seattle, my home city.

Refusal, Felix Francis. I like the Sid Halley stories from Dick Francis, so I'll what the son has him get up to.

Stakeout, Parnell Hall. This seems to be set in New Jersey.

City of Saints, Andrew Hunt. This seems to be set in Utah.

Dreaming Spies, Laurie R. King. I usually get along with the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes stories.

I've currently got 51 things out from the library, including ebooks, music, books for me, and books for the kids. That's higher than my limit -- I try to stay under my age and I'm not there yet. Oh well, a few are ebooks that will go away by the end of the week, and I only have 3 holds outstanding so maybe I can start catching up next week.

I finished Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman for the Library Quest. It was a Christian book -- are those more common in the Large Print section? I liked how the religion was incorporated in the character's lives in ways I see in real life, and I liked how the super focused competent woman wasn't demonized, even as that trope was acknowledged. It did not make me want to attempt an Amish lifestyle in any way, or be part of a reality TV show.

badge-4I'll go sign in to Library Loot which is at Silly Little Mischief this week to see what everyone else is getting.  Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. 

1 comment:

kmitcham said...

I found my nook again. I almost bought the new Stirling Change novel, but then came to my senses and put a library hold on it.