I am like a child discovering a stack of hidden toys. Every time I visit the library because a hold came in, or because I need to return a book, I cannot help but browse a few of my favourite sections, and I keep coming home with stacks of books that I cannot possibly read in the time I am allowed to keep them home. These are the books I have out from the library at the moment:
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue came in from the hold I had put on it when the Orange Prize Longlist was revealed. The Submission by Amy Waldman also came in for that same reason: I had put it on hold for my longlist reading. Away by Amy Bloom was a random selection out of the available English audiobooks. I don’t expect a lot from it, but it was one of the few unabridged audiobooks available that was not a Jane Austen. And as I’m almost finished with listening to Wuthering Heights while running, I desperately needed a new audiobook.
The following two are selections for projects I’m participating in during May. For A Year of Feminist Classics I will be reading Jane Eyre combined with Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. I got The Color Purple by Alice Walker for the May readalong of the novel over at Liburuak.
I am so happy to have discovered the teens and children section over at the library. This is where I got Matched by Ally Condie from, because I felt in desperate need of a YA dystopian trilogy type of book. I put in an inter library loan request for Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan. In a strange twist, my library (which is the largest of the province) does not own any of Lanagan’s books, but there appear to be some copies scattered across the smallest libraries. Yay! I also took out the Dutch version of Jostein Gaarder’s The Orange Girl, simply because I enjoyed his Through a Glass, Darkly last year, and I want to read more by the author of one of my childhood favourites, Sophie’s World. And last but not least, after discovering Eva Ibbotson by reading her One Dog and His Boy, I could not resist borrowing The Dragonfly Pool when I came across it on the shelves.
Library Loot is a weekly meme co-hosted by Claire (The Captive Reader) and Marg (The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader) that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.