Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Library Loot and Waiting on Wednesday

Hosted by Eva at A Stripped Armchair and Marg at Reading Adventures.
We share what we each picked up at the library during the week.

I'm sincerely trying not to check out so many books, I think I'm getting better???? Plus, everyone else told me that these were books that they loved so it's really their fault, right?

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Blame goes to Diane from Bibliophile By The Sea

Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham
I'm putting this one on Dar!! from Peeking Between the Pages

Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan
Ha!Ha! Another blame to Diane from Bibliophile By The Sea!!!

The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
**Blaming Meg from Write Meg for the Grand Sophy
and blaming all of the other great bloggers for bringing back to life Heyer's books so that I can enjoy them!!!

The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
**I'm going to say that this book is the author's fault!! If I hadn't fell in love with Precious from his #1 Detective series than I might not have heard of Isabel Dalhousie.

To Read List Total today 8/04/2009: 811
Last Week's To Read List total 7/29/2009: 810
Books Read in 2009 to date: 113
Number of Books Checked out from the library:22
Book Blogger Buddies Recommendations TBR List: 206 last week 211 this week


Waiting on Wednesday
is hosted by
Jill over at Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

While I'm Falling
**I really loved Rest of Her Life by this author and this one sounds as if it will be really good!! It just came out yesterday so I'll be requesting it soon from my library!

From Goodreads:

In While I'm Falling, Laura Moriarty presents a compelling depiction of how one young woman's life changes when her family breaks up for good.

Ever since her parents announced that they're getting divorced, Veronica has been falling. Hard. A junior in college, she has fallen in love. She has fallen behind in her difficult coursework. She hates her job as counselor at the dorm, and she longs for the home that no longer exists. When an attempt to escape the pressure, combined with bad luck, lands her in a terrifying situation, a shaken Veronica calls her mother for help--only to find her former foundation too preoccupied to offer any assistance at all.

But Veronica only gets to feel hurt for so long. Her mother shows up at the dorm with a surprising request--and with the elderly family dog in tow. Boyfriend complications ensue, along with her father's sudden interest in dating. Veronica soon finds herself with a new set of problems, and new questions about love and independence.

Darkly humorous, beautifully written, and filled with crystalline observations about how families fall apart, While I'm Falling takes a deep look at the relationship between a daughter and a mother when one is trying to grow up and the other is trying to stay afloat.

What book are you waiting for?


  1. wow--800 TBR. Will you get to them?

    I've just discovered good reads. I get updates about what you are reading but I can't figure out how to add friends, any tips :)

  2. Holly's inbox, yes I am sooo jealous!! ;)
    i can't wait to hear what you think

  3. I keep hearing about Holly's Inbox. I almost picked it up when I was at the library the other. Didn't though, it's kinda chunky, even if it's all emails.

  4. Great loot. I'm going to be adding those to my tbr list. Sigh will we ever get through it all?

  5. Look like some great books. It has been years since I've read anything by Heyer. Will have to revisit her.

  6. I love how you assign 'blame' to your loot - LOL!

  7. Holly's Inbox is so much fun! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  8. Aww, yay! I hope you love The Grand Sophy as much as I did! I have Heyer's Black Sheep in my TBR next; hope I can get to it soon!

    Lots of other great books stacked up for you, too! Labor Day sounds really good... I definitely want to get my hands on that one soon!

  9. I have no problem taking blame LOL

    Enjoy Labor Day, I did.

  10. I really liked Laura Moriarty's The Rest of Her Life. I had no idea she had a new one coming out. Looks good - I even love the cover! Thanks for sharing! =)

  11. I need to read more Alexander McCall Smith. I loved the only book of his I read.

  12. Good WoW pick!

    Re: Labor Day - Book Club Girl has an interview with Joyce Maynard on Blogtalk Radio. I listened this afternoon - very good. I want to read this book!!!

  13. I've got Labor Day! Looking forward to getting to it.

  14. Awww...I want Lost & Found for the cover alone!

  15. Ohhhhhhhhh I am LOVING this list! :):):):):):):):):)

  16. I'm so glad to see I am not the only one with an infinite TBR list! Mine is getting close to a thousand and I can't seem to bring that down!

    I have "Labor Day" on my TBR list too so I'm looking forward to your review! And "While I'm falling" looks interesting, I love the cover!

  17. You are definitely a fast reader Staci! You are reading some wonderful books. I haven't read any books by Heyer but have added them to my wishlist.

    Thanks for the shout out in your WOW pick!!! I had not idea Laura Moriarty has a new book coming out. It's going on the wishlist. The Rest of Her Life was an excellent book.

  18. I actually own Lost and Found. Never read it so I'll wait and see what you have to say.
    I'm swearing off the library for a while :( I have to, so think of me.

  19. Yaaaaaaaay! I'm to blame for one again. You'll love Holly's Inbox. I'd love to read Laura Moriarty's new book as well. It sounds so good.

  20. I have The Rest of Her Life by Moriarty but I haven't read it yet. This new one sounds really good. I think I should read the one I have too! LOL


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