Library Loot – May 8th

library-lootLibrary Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Alessandra that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. So last night I went and picked up 16 things from the library.  Yes, I’ve already got 10 things out, many of which are due in a week and can’t be renewed any longer.  Yes, I’ve got a fairly heavy review schedule between now and when my baby is born that I REALLY don’t want to get behind on, because I have doubts about how many reviews I’ll be able to write once the baby comes; at least my husband will be home all summer to help, the benefits of being married to a teacher – oh, and my mother and mother-in-law are teachers too, so there will be LOTS of help this summer. Okay, so there’s clearly no way that all of these books are actually going to get read. I’ve been reading just over 20 books a month, and this is at least 30-40 between library books and review copies, and unfortunately the library books just can’t take too much precedence, although I will try to return unread as few books as possible.  Let’s just acknowledge now that I won’t be reading anything from my TBR pile(s) for awhile. Even though I’m a bit overwhelmed by the number of library and review books that I have at the moment, I’m pretty happy to be picking up 12 things off of my holds list.  I’ve been at the ceiling with 35 holds pretty much all week so I haven’t been able to add anything, everything I’ve wanted to add has had to be saved as a preferred search so I won’t forget to put it on hold.  Of course, there’s a good chance I’ll be BACK at the limit once I actually sit down and do that.

In order to get in some good reading time, I actually stayed at the library last night after picking up my books until just before they closed.  Much easier to get some reading done when my computer isn’t there to distract me (although I did occasionally check email on my blackberry).  I love my library.  I was sitting in a chair on the second floor next to a huge window overlooking a little river and a bike path that run behind the library.  Before it got dark I was taking full advantage of the wonderful natural light that comes in the windows at both ends of the building and the windows up at the ceiling:

library-window library

Anyway, enough jibber jabber, I know what you really want is to see what I took out this time, and what all I have out period.

The Lost Hours
by Karen White
Bad Girls Don’t Die
by Katie Alender
Nefertiti: a novel by Michelle Moran
The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
House and Home by Kathleen McCleary
The Luxe
by Anna Godbersen
by Jean Hanff Korelitz

the-lost-hours bad-girls-dont-die nefertiti shadow-of-the-wind house-and-home luxe admission

Edward VI: The Lost King of England
by Chris Skidmore
Finding Oz: How Frank L. Baum Discovered the Great American Story
by Evan I. Schwartz
Gardening Eden: How Creation Care Will Change Your Faith, Your Life, and Our World
by Michael Abbate
Work Hard. Be Nice: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America by JayMathews (I actually own a copy of this, but my husband is reading it and we’re going to do a co-review I think, so I’m getting a second copy from the library

edward-vi finding-oz gardening-eden work-hard-be-nice

The Business of Being Born

A Day Without A Mexican
Daily Show Indecision 2004 – RNC
Daily Show Indecision 2004 – DNC

10 comments to Library Loot – May 8th

  • Jackets & Covers just reviewed The Luxe. Those other books look great!

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  • Wow — awesome looting! Hope you get time to read them all.

    Beth F’s last blog post..Review: A Killing Frost by John Marsden

  • Fun, fun! Can’t wait to see what you think of your various books.

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  • You’re nesting! When I had my kids, I stocked up on hair prodicts, makeup, food…like WWIII was coming and I’d never see the light of day again! You do have a great list of books…I had Nefertiti on audio from the library, but gave up on loading them on to iTunes. It was a million discs and the database wouldn’t recognize the names and tracks, and it just wore me down.

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  • Ti

    What a stash! I have Shadow of the Wind too but have been putting it off to catch-up on some other reviews but my friends have been pushing me to pick it up pronto! I need to finish two books before I do so though.

    Enjoy all of your reads.

    Ti’s last blog post..Review: Half of a Yellow Sun

  • Kathy

    You’ve got some good ones. I really enjoyed Admission and I’ve been hearing so much about the Luxe series that I have it on my wish list.

  • I put in a request at my library for The Help on CD and for The Luxe. Heard good things about Admission too. Will add. Linked to your blog on mine.

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  • I’m totally in love with those pictures of your library! What a great place. Mine has a wonderful staff so that makes up for it being very small and without that gorgeous view!! I think you picked out some fantastic books. I totally understand about the # of books checked out. I had to take a long hard look at my pile this afternoon and return some that I’m just not going to get to in time. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow right?

    Staci’s last blog post..Library Loot- May 6

  • Yes, I also have been known to take out 16 library books when at least that many are waiting for me at home. I hate that feeling of returning some unread … am going to need to do that this weekend, sad to say. Reading 20 books per month is incredibly impressive! Wow!

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  • Man, that is a great haul! I can see why it was taking you so long to upload all those pics on a slow internet connection :-)

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