Sunday, June 19, 2011

Library Loot June 18th - 25th

Library Loot is a weekly theme hosted by  Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
Since I'm currently scraping by as a freelance writer, I unfortunately can't afford to buy books right now *insert sad face here* which I hate, but luckily I have an awesome library in my city, so until I can have my own personal library filled with wall-to-wall books, the public library's the next best thing.
  







This week, I went to the library twice - Tuesday and Saturday.  Tuesday's trip was to accompany my 99-year-old Grama, who hasn't been able to get out of her nursing home for a year or two because of certain health issues, but who was encouraged to go on this trip since she loves to read.  Each month, the library sends bags of large print books to people who want them in the nursing home, and my Grama gets 5-8 books.  She was so excited to be out, to browse the stacks, and to meet the librarians, especially the one who chooses her books every month.  She was able to choose 5 books she wanted and the librarian chose another 3 for her.

The books I got this week were ones that had come in on reserve, otherwise, like last week, I wouldn't have picked any because I'm so far behind with my library books.  I currently have 11 books, and will probably only get through half because I'm so slow and it's going to be a busy week.

My old library picks that I've mentioned in other posts are:
Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen, From Notting Hill With Love - Actually by Ali McNamara, Phantom Evil by Heather Graham, The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton, The Violets of March by Sarah Jio (which I'm currently reading), The Best Laid Plans by Lynn Schnurnberger, Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams and When It Happens by Susane Colasanti.
 
My new books this week are:

I can't remember where or when I first heard about this book, but it sounds terrific, so I'm anxious to read it.

 
 
After re-discovering Sarah Dessen's books last month, I decided I'd slowly go back and read all the books I've missed over the last few years.  This just happened to be my first pick, no special reason, just chose it at random.
 
 


Across the Universe by Beth Revis
I saw this one reviewed on a on of blogs and was curious so put my name down for it.  The library just finally got it in, and I was first on the list, so I picked it up yesterday.
 
 

What are you reading this week?  What have you read lately that you really enjoyed?  Do you have any suggestions for my library loot picks next week?  I read just about any genre, and I'm always looking for suggestions!

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing lady your Grama must be! Lovely covers on your books - happy reading!

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