I didn't expect to borrow more books from the library so soon after coming home with a decent stash just last week, but my daughter was reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle in her free reading period on Fridays at school and came home last Friday about to bust at the seams because she just had to keep reading it but couldn't bring the teacher's copy home with her. I could completely understand the trauma this would cause to have to wait until the following Friday to pick up where she left off, so of course we zipped to the library to borrow a copy for home. I thought we had our own copy, but couldn't find it. While we were there, I picked up a book that was on hold for me:
It's a middle grade or young adult book that captured a ton of buzz earlier this year. I read the first few pages and found it quite endearing. I'm looking forward to reading more, but I need to prioritize my pile of library books and read in the order they are due back, so this one will have to wait a bit. Maybe I can get my daughter to read this one, too.
I also couldn't resist and borrowed two cookbooks:
Weekend Baking by Sarah Randell and Martha Stewart's Pies & Tarts.
I always seem to catch the baking bug when autumn rolls around, although it's still been pretty warm and humid around here all September. I think the temperatures are finally supposed to dip into the 60s F this weekend, which will hopefully inspire me to try a recipe or two from these gorgeous cookbooks.
I think we were home all of an hour or so from the library with these books, when my daughter announced that she finished A Wrinkle in Time and asked about a sequel. I really should have just borrowed the whole series when we were at the library. I know better. So the next day we took a trip to another library [my town's library is closed on Sunday's] and borrowed A Wind in the Door, which she is reading right now. This particular library is also the only one in my area who has a copy of September's book for the Women of Fantasy Book Club, so I picked it up while we were there.
I'm not going to read it in time for this month's discussion, which coincidentally was the same situation for the other three books I actually read from the book club list. Which explains why I unfortunately never participated in any of this book club's discussion posts. At least I still plan on reading it and I'm okay with that because my biggest motive for joining this book club was to be inspired to read more fantasy fiction, which I'm doing.
Finally, I browsed the fiction section under the 'I' authors. Not my usual method for searching for books at the library, but I am considering taking over hosting the Authors by the Alphabet Book Club since Paula, who is the founder and original hostess of the book club needed to give up some of her blogging commitments because she just has a ton of other things on her plate right now ---like her daughter's wedding! So exciting! :) In the meantime, I picked up a book that I think I'm going to use for reviving the book club. More on that later. i.e., I'm going to try to rope you into joining the Authors by the Alphabet Book Club in an upcoming post. ha! :P
Never Let Me Go was first published in 2005 and was a Man Booker Prize finalist the same year. It is a dystopian novel "that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love." [Partial quote from goodreads.]
That's it from me this week. Now my stack of library books is really tall, so I'm going to do my best to refrain from going back for more until I finish these.
What are you reading now?