Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Marg that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. Where I share the ridicious amount of books I have checked and returned to the library unread.
For really, it’s ridiculous. I am reasonably sure I am on the verge of a reading slump or, quite possibly, am already in one. I seem to be only able to get into audio books at the moment. I have about 5 books going and none of them are really catching my attention. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, however, an audio book AND a reread has me enthralled. If you haven’t read it yet, want to reread it before reading The Dead-Tossed Waves (like I did) or have ever been curious about it – the audio is excellent! If your library uses Overdrive, they just added it this week! Yay!
Now, on to my loot. Last weekend, I sat down with most of my library books and read the first few pages of each, trying to get one to catch my attention. If they had potential, I kept them. If they weren’t working out, they went back. Honestly, I think I have too many books I want to read at the moment and my reading is suffering for it. I am really thinking of taking a month off from reading anything but what I want to read. I think we’d all be happier people if I did. So, most books went back except the ones I thought had some potential. And of course, I picked up holds and a few I found on the shelf.
Crossing Stones by Helen Frost. Honestly, I got it because of the cover. It’s just so gorgeous! It’s caught my eye a few times now, so I picked it up. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese because I’ve heard nothing but good things about it and the library just got the audio book! Seemed a safe bet, at the moment anyway! Num8ers by Rachel Ward. I just read Jenn at Jenn’s Bookshelves review this week and it sounded really interesting. It was on the shelf, surprisingly, so I grabbed it! Incidentally, she’s giving away a copy.
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough. I put this one on hold AGES ago and it finally showed up. Looks like it might be a nice, easy read, which maybe it just what I need right now. Veracity by Laura Bynum was just sitting there on the shelf, minding it’s own business, when I snatched it up. I know I read several good reviews of it and it certainly sounds interesting!
Still sitting at home, unread
I think I can fit in Apple of My Eye. The NC Digital Library added Going Bovine this week (with bunches of other new YAs, I’m in seventh heaven!) and I checked it out. So I expect this will go back this week and I will listen instead. I seem to be listening to books better than reading them here lately! Gone still stands a chance, even though it is freakin’ huge!
I read the first few pages of The Postmistress, but the slump struck again. Couldn’t get into it. I held on to it to try again, because I just know I would love it. Haven’t looked at Prima Donna or Smile yet. Will though.
Haven’t looked at these yet. I will definitely look at Blankets though, probably when I get off the computer.
Returned to the library, unread
Committed was audio, so it’s now on my iPod. Tried Devil’s Kiss; no go. The Help was not renewable *sob* and, even though I was (I think!) getting into it, had to go back unfinished. I think I’m going to have to buy this one to get it read! 🙁
Seeing as how I just finished listening to a VERY VERY EXCELLENT audio/foodie book (The School of Essential Ingredients) I was pretty sure Keeping the Feast would suffer for it. I will get it again later. Will also get Dewey and A La Carte later too. I think I’m going to get A La Carte for the readathon!
Will get Grace Hammer again. And I STILL don’t know why I put Tales on hold. One of life’s mysteries I guess. Here’s hoping something catches my interest. Any look good to you?