Saturday, April 17, 2010

Library Loot: Second Trip in April

Well, it's the last day of National Library Week. I don't need any encouragement to use my local library. How about you?

I just love the library. I love the thrill of finding books. I love the thrill of carrying out bags of books. So much anticipation is involved. The books don't seem all that heavy on the way out. The return trip, however, the books seem very heavy. (I wonder why that is?!)

I love the library because it's one of the few places where it's okay to have little (if any) self control.

It doesn't really matter if I check out more than I can read. I don't feel judged if I return a book unread.

I feel comfortable trying out new (and new-to-me) authors, new genres. I feel comfortable taking chances at the library.

Why do you love the library?

New Loot:

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

Enclave by Kit Reed

Dracula: The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt

Fifteen by Beverly Cleary

All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

Paisley Hanover Acts Out by Cameron Tuttle

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford

Copper Sun by Sharon Draper

Fire From the Rock by Sharon Draper

The Battle of Jericho by Sharon Draper

November Blues by Sharon Draper

Is it Night or Day? by Fern Schumer

Old Loot:

Except the Queen by Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder

The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

Lynn Visible by Julia DeVillers

Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig by Kate DiCamillo

Beryl: A Pig's Tale by Jane Simmons

Any Which Wall by Laurel Snyder

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Marg 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. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

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Berek 8:31 AM  

I check out hundreds of books every week, but then I'm the entire staff of a small public library in Maine. Since I write in the YA fantasy genre and am a firm believer in getting kids to read because it's not only good for them but fun, I (and my wife and daughters)all read extensively in the genre both as reviewers and recreational readers. This allows me to walk around the library with younger readers and make intelligent suggestions. There's no more satisfying feeling than having a 13 year old come through the door, slap down a book on the circulation desk and say, "This was great. What do you think I'd like now."

Anonymous,  10:15 AM  

Fifteen is a fun read! I currently have Shades of Grey out from the library right now too!

Sherrie 2:26 PM  

I didn't see anywhere to post this so am doing so here. I have finished the 18th & 19th Century Women Writers Reading Challenge. My wrap up post is at my place. Have a great day!

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