Saturday, October 30, 2010
Library Loot: Getting Back to Normal
First off, Happy Halloween to everyone! Where I live we generally don't get families with little kids roaming around trick or treating, but instead get teenagers who aren't dressed up, toting pillowcases around asking for candy. I'm sure that since I work with teens all week, that I'm probably not their best stop along the way! Halloween is one of those holidays that spells out the first of a string of fun holidays to come, so I'm happy, happy, happy.
As far as reading is concerned, I actually have read quite a bit, but need to find the time and energy to get reviews written! Since returning to work, I've just been able to get through the day teaching and not much else. Hopefully this weekend will help put me back on the right track, and my newest acquisitions from the library and in the mail will definitely help me get back into the spirit of blogging! (P.S. Thank you to everyone who left kind words this last week. Your little messages were so sweet!)
Here are two new books that came in the mail this week, that definitely brightened my mood and got me eager to read for the holidays:
The first is a compilation of Pride and Prejudice remakes or tributes that are centered on Christmas. I'm excited to read an Austen twist on the holidays! Also, I am eager to read Dating Mr. December after I read the blurb. When I noticed its about a girl who heads to the Lake District to heal a broken heart, I thought it had a very P&P meets Bridget Jones sort of vibe that should be kind of fun.
As for the library, here's what I picked up last night:
Bright Young Things is a new series by Anna Godbersen, who wrote The Luxe series, that I enjoyed so much. I've been on the waiting list for this one for months!
Simply From Scratch just looks like a great book that will get me into the holiday baking and staying inside bit of this time of year that I love so much.
Finally, is Breadfruit, which is the follow-up novel to Frangipani that I read earlier this summer (and really loved). My library actually had the first and the last in the trilogy, but not this particular book, so I requested that they get it. How much do I love my library that they actually did?!? Now I can keep reading this fun Tahitian-set story.
Before I forget, I wanted to share my library books for Library Loot, which is a meme hosted by Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and Claire from The Captive Reader. Join us, and share what you've picked up for one of our many great libraries!
Well that's what I've picked up this week. I'm reading so many different things right now that it does me no good to even begin with that list, but am pretty excited about the new stacks of books waiting for me to read!
What about you? What great new book did you get this week that you're dying to dive into?