Friday, June 24, 2016
More Reading For Me
This week was a fast trip to the library, with me arriving only minutes before the boys. I barely had time to pick up one picture book to browse, let alone flit off to the shelves for more. Since I'm trying to keep my library borrowing within the realm of what I can read, that is probably just as well.
I'm keeping up with the Adult Summer Reading program, mounting up a pile of badges with glee. I need to make a quiz for some book I've read, but I want to read something popular first. And my kids go off with their dad this weekend for a three week vacation, so I'll have even more reading time available.
Of course, I had dropped by the library for some reason that escapes me earlier in the week, where I managed to check out two books, but one of them I've already read so I returned it today:
Town in a Cinnamon Toast, B.B. Haywood. I picked this up because it looks like a cosy mystery set in Maine. I need Maine.
George, Alex Gino. This was available as well, and I've heard about it, so I grabbed it. It's about a transgender girl who comes out by playing the ultra-feminine Charlotte instead of the super-masculine Wilber at a school play. I admit I find this a very strange play for the teachers to decide to double down on gender roles; costume-wise both are completely androgynous.
My hold shelf loot was three books:
Twin Spica, Kou Yaginuma, the next book in my current manga series.
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy, Susan Vaught. My next Cybils book.
Most Dangerous, Steve Sheinkin. I read this a few months ago, but my Tuesday book club is reading it and I should know where the spoilers are. Of course by now we're on the last week so there are no spoilers, but that's how I roll.
I also got two ebooks, as well as a bunch of ebooks that my son needed to mine for quotes for a school project. This will pump up my numbers until I figure out how to return them, otherwise I'd look almost sane!
A Case of Possession, KJ Charles. The second in a series that started with a Vaginal Fantasy pick that I liked.
Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie. My next Tuesday night book club pick.
That's a total of 29+2=31 things out (I just returned a huge pile of Cybils books). I'll go look at the 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 (that pile of books up at the top) - and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week.
Here I document any progress I make in my Quest to read a book from every shelf in my local library.
I skipped ahead again to read the latest Kate Daniels book by Ilona Andrews: Magic Shifts. Kate and Curran again have to fight scary magic monsters, and this time they do it (mostly) without the full power of the were-pack behind them, since Curran as retired as King of Beasts. I do appreciate it when a long-running series makes an effort to streamline the backstory -- now it's just them and their small business, and their kid, and their pile of friends and allies they've built up over the years. Kate still has to make tough choices, which she does with her usual sword-sharp sense of morals and duty, and there is fun dialogue and scary battle scenes all over the place. Still a fun read.
I'll get back to Daniel Abraham's The Spider's War and the audio version of Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver now. I'm on disc 4 of the latter, and I'm a bit worried I won't be able to renew it.