Morning Meanderings…


I really did have a second post planned for yesterday, but I was having so much fun watching the comments on the morning meandering that I just let it ride.Β  πŸ™‚

I picked up my library books yesterday which were pretty much the books I seen on blogs two weeks ago. So let me unveil these titles :

I believe we are all familiar with the Harry Potter books, and I have been grabbing these on audio and devouring them like popcorn.Β  If you have not had the pleasure of listening to the book on audio, I highly recommend them.Β  You are in for a real treat.


Beach Combers by Nancy Thayer just screams “read me! ANd read me now while the sun is shining!”


The Wives Tale by Lori Lansens has a cover that just makes me want to know more about this book.


PREP by Curtis Sittenfeld is a review I read (I wish I could remember where!) and it sounded interesting.


In other life updates, we played kickball last night, back to back games and we won them both.Β  Woo hoo!!!

Do you use your local library?

70 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…

    1. Lydia I love using it for the reads that I see on line that may or may not be keepers, I can always purchase it later if it turns out to be one I would like in my collection.

      The library is soooooo wonderful!

      1. Oh, I meant for your team! Like, have you won far more games so far this year than in years past? I didn’t mean did your wins (or losses, LOL!) earn you a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. :p

      2. Hannah! Oh my gosh I almost choked on my green beans when I read this, I started laughing so hard! πŸ˜›

        Still not sure – they tally totals for the nice teams and we should know our stats next week. I will not be there as I will be returning from a leadership thing In Grand Marais Minnesota…. (Gah! Cant wait for slow down – just a bit…)

  1. I LOVE my library. It’s one of the biggest in the world and I make extensive use of the hold system. As soon as I read a review of a book that I want, I put it on hold.

    They’ve also got downloadable audiobooks and ebooks as well as books on CD and tape and DVDs. My local branch is small, but the librarians are friendly and I really go there mostly to pick up my holds and grab a few magazines and/or DVDs at the same time.

    1. Janet where is the one of the biggest libraries in the world? I am fascinated by that statement. πŸ˜€

      We have a whole section for audios which I love as they are so pricey to buy and if you get a bad one…. GAH!

  2. I’ll be using the library more once I’ve made a serious dent in my TBR piles!

    Prep by Sittenfeld is one I want to read…I read The American Wife, by that author. I enjoyed it. Have you read it?

    Of course, Beachcombers is a winner, IMO. I loved it!

    Enjoy!!!

  3. I have been using my library a lot lately, and have been reading only library books. Need to stop going so much and start tackling the books that I own. A monstrous stack I might add.

    1. Elisabeth – I hear you there. I have been to two library sales this year already and the fall one for my local library is tomorrow and I cant pass it up – I should but I can not….. I never know what treasures I may find! πŸ˜›

  4. love my library
    love interlibrary loan
    it’s just so hard to have a time limit on reading them…sometimes when i get my books i feel like reading the other great new book i just read about!!

  5. I have Elisabeth’s problem. I’m reading a good book from the book sale and want to finish it before reading my two library books; may have to renew one of those. My husband is convinced I’ve gone completely crackers.

    1. Barbara – my husband doesn’t speak of the books that fill our home, my home library, the kitchen table, the pile next to the recliner, the ones by my nightstand, on the dresser, passengers seat of my car…

      LOL…. such a good guy! πŸ˜€

  6. The Wife’s Tale sure does look interesting. I use the library mostly for audiobooks. I did however just borrow The Handmaid’s Tale from the library at the college I work at for the readalong next week.

  7. I use my local library frequently. The Librarians are terrific and go out of their way for all of us here in town. I have a t-b-r list on my library site that has at least 3,000 books on it and as fast as I read one I have to put another one on due to reading a great review somewhere. I think libraries are a great resource for every community and are greatly underused.

    1. I agree Gram – I hadn’t had a library card for 20 years when I went in last year and picked one up, mainly from the urges of my bloggy friends.

      It was the best thing I had done in a long time and I have never looked back. It reminded me how much I love my library.

  8. They look great! At some point I want to read HP all over again!!!! I love and use my local library all of the time!!! They help feed my addiction!

  9. I am so sad to say that I do not use libraries…I just don’t…I wish I did but I don’t even want to…I want a book that has always been just mine…

    1. Patty – my challenge for you is to go pick up a library card… and dabble a bit. I didnt think I would use one either and I too love to own my books.

      The beauty of the Library is that you can try a genre that you may not normally read and see if it is a fit for you without the cost on a book you may or may not like. πŸ˜€

  10. Would you believe I’ve never read or listened to a Harry Potter book? I’ve seen a couple of the films, but I haven’t even picked up any of the books, let alone read them.

    I do, however, love another wizard called Harry in a series of books called The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. If you’ve never read any of the books then I highly recommend them (I’ve already got 2 or 3 of my friends hooked on Dresden). I think the series gets better and better with each book. The Dresden Files are also available in audiobook format with the lovely (and he is sooo lovely in the flesh!) James Marsters doing the reading. (Are you sold yet, because I could go on!).

    1. Never read a Potter? Ever? never ever? WOW Nikki-Ann – they are must reads! πŸ˜€

      I have heard of Jim Botcher and I will definatley check these books out. Thanks πŸ˜€

  11. I think my earlier post is ‘awaiting your moderation’ because I put 2 links in it – I’ll just repost with only one!

    I am having a passionate affair with my library. I go there more than I go to the grocery store. No joke. I just wrote an entry about why I love my library so much: http://littlelitlove.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/why-i-love-my-library/

    Also, Prep is one of my top 5 all time favorite books. I cannot wait to hear what you think about it. I have review this on my blog as well. Just seeing the cover of it in your picture above made me happy!

    1. OOH Karen – I like what you said about PREP here…. I need to read that one for sure before it is time for the big return.

      How fun about your library, I must read your post!

  12. I loved The Wife’s Tale so much that I emailed Lori Lansens to tell her and beg for a sequel (which is something I never do)! I hope you enjoy it.

  13. I LOVE the library! Always have.

    Besides books, we also get all of our DVDs at the library – ours has a great online system for requesting items that is linked to all the libraries in the county (and soon the state – Delaware has only 3 counties, after all!). In fact, I need to make a run over there this afternoon…thanks for reminding me!

    Sue

  14. I forgot to say… As much as I love libraries, I haven’t used my local library in some time, although I could do with doing a little research there sometime soon.

    I used to go to the library every week or two when I was a kid and was always in the school library when I was a teenager. Somehow I haven’t had the time over the last few years.

    1. In High School Nikki-Ann I was there three times a week. The library in our town is one block from the High School so I would stop before I drove home.

      I am “newly” back to the Library but it was like riding a bike – I fell in love with it all over again! πŸ˜€

    1. I will have to check that out again leeswammes – I could have reserved right after reading your post…. you never know with me… a little book crazy! πŸ˜€

  15. Our local library has nothing 😦 It took too many hits during budget cuts, so I very seldom go there, though I feel guilty about it sometimes.

    1. Oh Andrea that is so sad and a huge fear of mine. I hear about these libraries closing all over and it breaks my heart. Where are we without the written word and access to it – access for anyone?

  16. Do I use my local library? Well, my local library is now in my house thanks to all of the book reviews, suggestions, contest wins. I love it, I can browse in my p.j.’s!!! Congrats on your win. πŸ™‚

    1. LOL – I have one of those too Jill but it doesn’t stop my from shopping around… wait until you see tomorrow mornings meandering and what I am up too. πŸ˜‰

  17. Some good selections there! Of course I loved the Harry Potter series. And the Lansens book is on my wish list. Happy reading, Sheila!

  18. I love the library! In fact, I have a trip planned tomorrow to check out some audio books. One to listen to in the car and one to listen to while I’m cleaning and reorganizing my library next week! Wooo hooo…can’t wait! To listen to the books that is…not the cleaning part…LOL!

  19. I’ve never listened to the HP books on audio but I’ve been thinking about re-reading them lately so I’ll probably do it that way. I adore my local library. They know me and my husband (who I usually send to pick up my books, love the online ordering catalog!) by name.

  20. I feel we live at our library. I use two branches regularly. Until I get my personal books under control, I will only be checking out movies and audios. Nona will take up the slack though…lol.

    1. I love that Nona is such a reader too J Kaye. I miss that. My youngest son is a reader but being off in college we dont get to chat books to often anymore. I remember when the Harry Potter books came out we would have to get three copies on release day one for me and each of my sons so we could all read it as fast as we could! πŸ˜€

  21. Yes I do use our local library, several of them. I should check out more books rather than buy them, but I don’t finish them very fast and they are always going overdue. Since my grandson is dyslexic, I buy books he’ll be interested in so he doesn’t have the added pressure of a due date when he is reading.
    When I was in grade school, I literally spent all day every Saturday at the library reading. It was my escape from being the oldest of 6 and I loved it.

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