Thursday, August 2, 2007

Current library haul, and goodbye to some old friends

It's amazing how many books you can accumulate. My father is a retired history teacher, my mother is a retired English teacher and elementary writing aide, and my sister is working on her PhD in children's lit, so you can imagine the amount of books we have. Tonight, I took two boxes of books that have repeatedly failed to sell at garage sales to our local library. They have a used bookstore, with the proceeds benefiting the library, so I hope they sell there. We have about six more boxes out in the garage, so they'll see us again soon.

I looked around a bit tonight, after finally admitting that I'm not going to read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, at least not right now. I did renew Little Children and picked up the following:

Goodnight Nobody, Michael Knight
Lit Life, Kurt Wenzel
Innocent Traitor, Alison Weir
Dedication, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

All but Lit Life are new books, so we'll see how many I actually finish before they're due. If past experience with McLaughlin and Kraus holds true, Dedication at least should be an extremely quick read. Goodnight, Nobody isn't very long either, and is all short stories. But I've never been able to stop myself in libraries. Perhaps there's a bit of the feeling that all these books are free, and it's too good to be true, and the whole thing may be gone when I come back so I'd better take advantage. I generally wind up getting as many as I can carry out!

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