It's been almost a month since I've posted about my library loot!! I can't believe that I've missed so many weeks. Just because I haven't posted though, doesn't mean that I haven't been busy checking out tons of reading materials from my library. I have been keeping my branch very busy indeed and they have, of course, been doing a wonderful job of keeping great books on the shelves to tempt me!! I've estimated that I will probably read about 200 books this year and of those, maybe 100-125 will be from my library. I figure I read around $2500-3000 worth of material. I've often asked myself what would I do without my library. Well, on August 3rd, our county library millage will be up for renewal. I'm scared. There's a very real possibility that it won't pass. Michigan has been hit hard with unemployment. The jobs are just not here any longer and more and more residents are moving out-of-state. If it doesn't pass my beloved library will close their doors in February 2011. I'm filled with anxiety and sadness....but, while it is open I will CELEBRATE each and every book that I check out and not worry about my obsession with the written word. Instead, I'm just going to focus on enjoying these beautiful works of art.
Calamity Jack- Shannon Hale
I can't wait to read this graphic novel. It's the follow-up to Rapunzel's Revenge.
Crossing Oceans- Gina Holmes
I saw an ad for this one on Goodreads and knew I just had to read it.
Jenny Lucas swore she’d never go home again. But being told you’re dying has a way of changing things. Years after she left, she and her five-year-old daughter, Isabella, must return to her sleepy North Carolina town to face the ghosts she left behind.
For Keeps- Natasha Friend
I think of Natasha Friend as the "Laurie Halse Anderson" for middle school girls. She tackles difficult subjects but she puts it into context for the younger crowd.
FOR KEEPS, Natasha Friend tells a fresh, funny, smart story about what happens when a girl gets the guy she always wanted and the dad she never knew she needed
Spells (Wings #2)- Aprilynne Pike
I really enjoyed book one of this series and I'm hoping that the second one doesn't let me down!
When it comes time to protect those she loves, will she depend on David, her human boyfriend, for help? Or will she turn to Tamani, the electrifying faerie with whom her connection is undeniable?
Still Life- Louise Penny
I have book 3 in this series and have been meaning to start at the beginning (I can NOT read out of order).
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter."
Scars- Cheryl Rainfield
I read a review of this one in Booklist, and unfortunately I'm all to aware of students that cut themselves. I think I read these books to try to understand them better.
Kendra, fifteen, hasn't felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can't remember the most important detail-- her abuser's identity
Tender Morsels- Margo Lanagan
Nymeth is the reason why I'm reading this one.
A young woman who has endured unspeakable cruelties is magically granted a safe haven apart from the real world and allowed to raise her two daughters in this alternate reality, until the barrier between her world and the real one begins to break down.
Women, Food, and God- Geneen Roth
I watched the author on Oprah and was a bit intrigued so I wanted to read this one from the library before I invested in my own copy.
Books Read in 2010 to date: 89
Books read from the library: 64
Number of Books Checked out from the library:19