Library Loot

Have I mentioned that I'm really happy to be going to a library again? Even if it is mostly French? I did? Mkay, just making sure.

Why is it that when I have a, to me, normal stack of books in my arms I get weird looks? I mean, I'm in a LIBRARY for crying out loud. I thought it was supposed to be filled with my people - people who like book stacks. Apparently I'm wrong. The library is now a place where you go to play on your laptop while in the presence of books. (Don't get me started on the children's video viewing areas...I'm disturbed by them...)

The first time that I went to the library I did some digging in the non-fiction section. But then I realized that a. my shelves are full of non-fiction that I haven't read and b. I borrowed 4 or 5 history books from a friend and I really ought to get to reading them (I'm currently reading this history of Catherine de Medici.) So this time I went fiction crazy.

  1. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

  2. The Spanish Bride by Georgette Heyer (one of the great things about Heyer is that it seems most libraries carry at least some of her books)

  3. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (I've seen it on book blogs and I'm rather curious about this one)

  4. A Drowned Maiden's Hair: a melodrama by Laura Amy Schiltz (one a Cybil the first year they had them)

  5. Feed by MT Anderson (I've never read anything by him and it makes me feel like a back YA fan)

  6. The Uses of Enchantment by Heidi Julavits (it was on my original A-Z challenge list and since I can access it, it's back on)


Hmmm I just realized that I'm reading three books right now and none of them are The Age of Innocence like it says in my sidebar. Oops!

I find I read more consistently when I have library access. Because I have more access to books, I have more options which makes me want to read more. I think I've read more in April than I have in months. (Of course, not working right now does tend to help with that...)