Back to the Library

I hope you all had a great weekend. What is up with this weather right? Just when I thought I could put all of my jackets away, Saturday was a chilly surprise. But it was a great day for lentil soup and a nice afternoon at the bookstore. This weekend though also marked my end on my library ban.

A little over a month ago I went on a library ban to read more of my books but I figured I could start visiting again especially in honor of National Library Week, which started today. I browsed the new books shelves a bit but managed to only walk away with my holds.

Three poetry books so I can do my bit for National Poetry Month. I’m just getting in all sorts of celebrations aren’t I? Ha. Anyway, here are the books I picked up.

The Surveyors by Mary Jo Salter. I think I saw this on a recommended list from BookRiot or some other newsletter. I like what the blurb says about this collection: “Mary Jo Salter, an indispensable American poet, brings us poems of puzzlement and acceptance in the face of life’s surprises.”

What Love Comes to by Ruth Stone. This comprehensive selection is from her best work from twelve previous volumes. I’ve read a poem or two by Stone but it’ll be good to read a wider range of her poems.

Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing. From the book blurb: “Original meditations on race, gender, identity, and the joy and pain of growing up, from a distinctive new voice.” And isn’t that a fantastic cover?

Now off to finish up a really good thriller which I’ll tell you about in my next post!

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