Library Visit

I know I said I was planning to make the library my new office after being laid off but I actually haven’t gone as much as I thought I would. It’s amazing how many projects around the house I keep getting immersed in and before you know it the day is gone, but today after a week without a visit to the library, I couldn’t take it anymore.

I spent a very nice afternoon at the library, sipping a yummy coffee, reading and of course scouring the shelves for new books. I also caught up on Creating Keepsakes magazine. I don’t do scrapbooks but this magazine always has info on the latest fun tools to use for paper crafting. I probably don’t need yet another paper cutter or new pair of scissors but well I like to see what’s new.

Anyway, I’m sure you want to hear about the books checked-out right? Here’s what I found:

  • The End of the Alphabet by Cs Richardson. I know I’ve heard about this little book via various book blogs. According to the book jacket this a tender, intimate story of an ordinary life defined by an extraordinary love.
  • Engleby by Sebastian Faulks. From the book description, “My name is Mike Engleby, and I’m in my second year at an ancient university.” With that brief introduction we meet one of the most mesmerizing, singular voices in a long tradition of disturbing narrators. Despite his obvious intelligence and compelling voice, it is clear that something about solitary, odd Mike is not quite right. When he becomes fixated on a classmate named Jennifer Arkland and she goes missing, we are left with the looming question: Is Mike Engleby involved?
  • by George by Wesley Stace. Here’s a bit about the book: In the illustrious history of the theatrical Fishers, there are two Georges. One is a peculiar but endearing 11-year-old, raised in the seedy world of 70s boarding houses and backstages, now packed off to school for the first time; the other, a garrulous ventriloquist’s dummy who belonged to George’s grandfather, a favorite traveling act of the British troops in World War II. The two Georges know nothing of each other–until events conspire to unite them in a search to uncover the family’s deepest secrets.

Before walking out of the library I also picked up the November issue of BookPage. I can’t wait to read it and add more books to my wishlist. Finally, as if all that wasn’t enough guess what I got in the mail today? An ARC of the book Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library. Sounds like a hoot doesn’t it?

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