Good Morning Sunday Saloners and everyone! It’s been such a long time since I participated in Sunday Salon and basically it’s because Sundays I have a morning yoga class and I tend to stay away from the computer most of the day. So I’m not planning to change that routine but I’ll try to participate a bit more this year.
Anyway, today I wanted to tell you about my library books. I actually left the library with five books which is kind of a big thing for me. You see, last year I decided that I had to start making a dent in my stacks so over the summer I just stopped going to the library and then when I started going again in the Fall I would only check out one or two books.
Was it hard to stop going to the library? Of course. I love going to the library but I guess it helps that the branch closest to me isn’t that great or at least doesn’t compare to the library I used to go to when I lived in Dallas – that library even had a cafe!
I’m not sure if I’ll go more to the library this year or not but I just need to remember that if start checking out more books that I can’t forget my shelves. I’m almost positive that some of my unread books have been sitting on the shelves for close to 10 years now. Yikes.
Ok, enough about all that I need to tell you about the books I got because I’m quite excited to start all of them. Actually, I already started one and hope to read more of it today. Here’s what I got:
- The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas. Sophie recommended this French crime series to me and as you know I’m big on mysteries and especially if they have a foreign setting. This is the book I started and am looking forward to getting to know this Commissaire Adamsberg character.
- The Pen/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009. In my attempt to read more short stories and do the Short Story challenge I figured I couldn’t go wrong with this one.
- The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. Tanabata is hosting a book discussion on this book at the end of the month. I hope I can read it in time.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I finally listened to all of you guys and got this book. I am the last person who hasn’t read this right? I can’t wait to jump in.
- Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan. Here’s one for my Graphics Novel challenge. I know I’ve read some good reviews of this one and took a quick peek at the illustrations and I already love them. Some seem very soft and dreamlike.
That’s it for now. I’m off to yoga class and later today I’ll do a bit of Sunday Salon rounds. Happy Sunday!