In the summer I get much more disciplined about my library usage: I typically return books before the fines have gone into double-digits, and I almost always pick up my requested books before they send them back. Here is what I scored on a visit yesterday:
1. The Little Lady Agency and The Prince by Hester Browne: I started reading this fluffy series last summer when I was in my aforementioned chick-lit phase. The first two books are cute and predictable, with nail-biting miscommunications that remind me of the Shopaholic series. Something about the plot never sat right with me, and I got the resolution I wanted in this third book. How do I know? Because I read the last few pages before I even checked it out. I do not need to hear about how unorthodox/insane/absurd this is. I am well aware that I am weird, but knowing the end of certain things helps me enjoy them more.
2. Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne: This was suggested to me by bloggers and friends and is also one of the most recent books that I requested and got sent back before I got my bum over to pick it up. Second times the charm- it’s mine now and I have already read the first 15 pages or so, just to get a feel. It’s witty and funny, a 13-year-old boy’s journal. There’s lots of angst, masturbation, and a prevailing sense that the adults are much stupider than the teenagers. This is exactly what I remember about my teen years. I’m looking forward to reading more.
3. Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick (audiobook): I like to always have an audiobook in the car. I picked this absolutely randomly off the shelf because I couldn’t find A Short History of Nearly Everything and was in the mood for something nonfiction. I really do love history, especially related to New England life, and I think I will enjoy this as soon as my car radio starts working again. Something about the heat makes the wiring go all finicky and it’s a crapshoot to know if it will work or not. I guess my car and I have something in common.
Once summer school starts, I’ll be grabbing more kid selections, and I also requested about five books while I was
waiting for my sweat to dry browsing when I first got there. If I keep up with sharing my library hauls, maybe I’ll actually remember what I’ve read! Are you reading anything good? What’s your first stop in the library?