The Library Book Trials

The library stretches out before me. Even the children’s section (my favorite spot) alone is filled with book after book, world after world, pages upon pages of stories to read. I browse up and down the shelves, singing the alphabet song in my head, looking for author’s names I know, and trailing a younger sister behind me.

Here are the books that came home with me…

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Reached is the last in a slightly cliche but interesting YA dystopian series, and I kinda had to finish what I started. Into my stack it went. Paper Things was an absolute gamble with an intriguing synopsis. My mom discovered it for me, thinking it would be a “Kate book”. I always love The Nutcracker story, and the illustrator is one I recognize and enjoy. Dangerous is by the author Princess Academy and happens to be sci-fi–SIGN ME UP! And Gossamer is a sweet book I was looking forward to rereading.

These five books made the delicate selection process and had the honor of being added to my monstrous to-be-read pile.

But an even more crucial round of the library book trials awaited these brave titles. Opening them…

Dangerous looked so cool, I opened it up almost as soon as we got home. Not to read it yet, but to research a little more. I unhappily (but luckily) landed in the middle of a chapter long make-out scene that almost went farther. BOOM. Disqualified.

Four books still in the running, which one would I open first?

Reached, of course. I needed to see what happened to my characters, even if they were a little cliche. A day and a half later, I decided I liked it. It was actually a really good series wrap-up, and I was satisfied with the resolution of the love triangle. (Yes, there is one.) Congratulations, book. Kate liked you. It is still awaiting a review, of course. πŸ˜‰ (Who wants to review a book when they could be reading one?)

What to read next? I had the beginning stages of the flu so there was a lot of spare time. Thank God for library books.

I didn’t quite feel like a re-read at the moment. And The Nutcracker looked like some excellent to page through with little sisters sometime. That left Paper Things. The “Kate book”, a story about a homeless little girl in foster care.

It had a few modern problems, but not as many as could have been expected. And it made me cry. *sniffles* So many beautiful characters, the importance of art, and aΒ relatable narrator. A certified “Kate book”. (Review to come…)

Two more books! Only two left.

Oops, I got distracted, and I’m currently reading a free ebook by an indie author. πŸ˜€ It’s nice to know, though, that those two remaining library books are available to me when I need them. πŸ˜€

(This post was meant for Monday, but sadly… the flu. πŸ˜‰ )

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5 thoughts on “The Library Book Trials

  1. Sorry you got the flu! No fun! But at least you can read something. Hope you’re feeling better now.

    I have a list of authors to check out at my library. You see, I havne’t been going to our library for years! At least not to check any books out. But finally, after they moved to a new building, I’ve been three times. And I want to go again. πŸ™‚ So many books to read!

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