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…
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. 😉 (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 a 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. 😀 It’s nice to know, though, that those two remaining library books are available to me when I need them. 😀
(This post was meant for Monday, but sadly… the flu. 😉 )