It's been a while since I did a Library Loot post. I get most of my books from the library; I've only ever received two ARCs in the mail, and I (shamefacedly) haven't read either one. Luckily our local library system is excellent, and I can get nearly anything I want from it.
I have a much more structured reading schedule this year, but I've kind of fallen down on the job in the past month. I'm not a reluctant reader, but when I'm feeling overwhelmed, I resist structure of all kinds, even when it's related to things I like or appreciate. Not a very typical librarian, I suppose.
In any case, Ivy and I were at the library the other day, returning a few things we were done with, and I found a couple books I've been waiting for. So, even though I already have over a hundred books checked out, I got a couple more.
- The Magic Thief #2: Lost! by Sarah Prineas - I really enjoyed the first one, and was excited to spot the second at the bookstore.
- Moriboto II: Guardian of the Darkness by Nahoko Uehashi - I've heard a lot about this one and haven't read the first one yet; it's on hold at the library and should be arriving soon. For some reason, I thought it was manga, but it's just regular prose.
- Some readers for Ivy: The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar (cute anti-bullying story with graphic novel components), Harry and the Lady Next Door, two Little Bear books.
- Wishing for Tomorrow by Hilary McKay - ooooh! I was waiting for this, the sequel to A Little Princess, written by one of my favorite contemporary authors. I sure hope it's good.
- The Prometheus Project #1: Trapped - I'm always looking for good science fiction for middle graders, and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Here's hoping it lives up to the hype.
- Some choices by Ivy: DW's Guide to Perfect Manners, Most Loved Monster, Minerva the Monster (at the bottom).
- The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton - another one that's been on my to-read list forever, and the library finally got it.
- Truce by Jim Murphy - I read Betsy Bird's review and was hooked. Glad to finally have it.
- The Listeners by Gloria Whelan - this I hadn't heard of, but I love Whelan and am looking forward to reading it.
Now to schedule them and not read them. =)
What was in your library bag this week?
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