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. 🙂
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. If you have not had the pleasure of listening to the book on audio, I highly recommend them. 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. Woo hoo!!!
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I use my local library and then some!! If I didn’t I’d be so far in debt right now I’d never be free. lol
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!
Not only do I use my local library, I now work there! Dangerous business, I’m telling you!
Kylie thats exactly why I can not work in a book store…. oh, can you imagine…..
Yay, congrats on the wins!
I do use my local library, yes.
Thanks Hannah, it is our third year playing and we usually dont play this well…. LOL 😛
Did you set a record?
LOL not that I know of… 😀
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
Hannah! Oh my gosh I almost choked on my green beans when I read this, I started laughing so hard! 😛
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…)
Sounds like you’re doing OK Game-On-wise (green beans), then, regardless!
I am doing ok Hannah…. have jus been hungry this week so a bit concerned about the weigh in. 🙂
I have the Wife’s Tale sitting in my garage-I purchased it at a yard sale years ago.
Did you read it Esme? I love the cover!
We are on the same wavelength!
I am having a passionate affair with my library. Here’s a whole blog post I wrote a few weeks ago dedicated to this exact topic! http://littlelitlove.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/why-i-love-my-library/
Also, here is my review of Prep. It is in my top five of all time!
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.
Janet where is the one of the biggest libraries in the world? I am fascinated by that statement. 😀
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!
The Toronto Public Library!
Thanks Janet! Sounds like it needs to go on my must see list! 😀
Oh, and I loved the Wife’s Tale. Looking forward to your review!
Thank you Janet I am excited to read it.
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!
Laurel if I waited for that…. I wouldn’t make it to the library. Unfortunately not all I check out is read before it is due but I try. 😀
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.
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! 😛
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!!
I agree Diane but on the flip of that it makes me read them where some of my own books tend to sit for in some cases…. years. Sad – but true.
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.
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! 😀
Of course… now that I think about, he may think I have gone crazy and you really don’t want to mess with a crazy person….
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.
Jo-Jo, I am doing that read-a-long too. 😀
I think I have PREP on my shelf.LOL. And yes, love that HP! Well, I never borrow books from library so I don’t really know how that feel.
Darlyn, YOU must use your library if one is available to you. You will be open to a whole new world and be supporting your library at the same time 😀
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.
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.
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!
Staci – try the audios – you will be so glad you did, even if you are not an audio person. 😀
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…
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. 😀
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!).
Never read a Potter? Ever? never ever? WOW Nikki-Ann – they are must reads! 😀
I have heard of Jim Botcher and I will definatley check these books out. Thanks 😀
No, I’ve never read a Harry Potter book! Somehow I’ve never got around to it.
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!
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!
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.
Jess that is so funny and now I know this one must get read soon!
We just started using our local Library and we love it. We still go to the bookstore too but we love our library!
I buy books and rent books too. Thank God for libraries – I cant imagine if I had to purchase every book I wanted to read. 😛
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!
Ours does that too Sue… I can do a search of about 8 libraries and they can pull from any. LOVE that!
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.
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! 😀
I do use the library! It’s a good way to get books that people have recommended. I usually bring a “shopping list” when I go to the library.
I did a review of Prep (http://leeswammes.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/prep-by-curtis-sittenfeld/) but I think you had the book ordered by then already (you mention this in the comments). Hope you enjoy the book. I did!
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! 😀
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.
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?
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. 🙂
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. 😉
Some good selections there! Of course I loved the Harry Potter series. And the Lansens book is on my wish list. Happy reading, Sheila!
Thanks Julie – I love going in to the Library to their hold section and seeing this huge rubber band around my requests and my name on a card. LOVE IT!
I’ve heard the Harry Potter audios are really good. Some day, some day.
Awesome for road trips Jenners 😀
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!
FUN! I have a book waiting for me that I will pick up in the morning when I am at the fall library sale. SQUUUUUUEEEEEE!!!!!! 😀
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.
Oh I do too Ladytink! I love to pop on in there all the time 😀
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.
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! 😀
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.