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Monday, January 23, 2012

Library Loot and Reading Plan

Library books

I recently moved the furniture around in our living room so that I could make a little play area for the kids to use during the day. I thought it would make the toys in the living room look intentional, as opposed to messy (and it does!) but one of the by products of this was that I relocated the shelves where we keep our library books. Instead of being along the same wall as my "desk" (the spot at the table where I always sit, next to my sewing machine), they are now directly across the room from me, in my line of sight. Suddenly, I can't stop seeing all the books that I have checked out and need to read before I can't renew them any more.  At my current rate of less than a book a week, there's no way I'll be able to read them all. In order to make it seem a bit more managable, I returned every book that wasn't on the shelf for a reason. That is, I returned all the impulse grabs. This leaves me with the following list, in no particular order, which is still completely impossible!

And to round it all out, yesterday I got a call that I have two more books waiting at the library- Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should and Shouldn't Cook from Scratch -- Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods and The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters (that second one is an ILL, so again, no renewing on it!)

If I'm realistic at all, I'll start with the ILLs, then the BlogHer book (due Feb 8, I think.) Where would you start?

(The top shelf of books are the ones on this list, the second shelf are all for Mike. The third shelf are kid's library books, and the bottom shelf are random books we own that needed a place to go when I was cleaning the living room. The canvas bag is full of library returns.)



  1. Good luck with your reading! I always overload at the library, too...

  2. I haven't read any of those books so I can't tell you where to start for sure. I did read a great review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone just this morning.

  3. Sounds like a great plan! I always end up with an unrealistic number of library books, but it's so much fun to try!

  4. Pretty shelf!! Definitely do the ILL ones first. Though I'm most curious about the Making your own Bread buy the Butter book. Eating fresh has been on my mind a lot lately.

  5. Ooooh, good for you for organizing your loot! You're definitely doing your part to keep your library's circ stats up. I'd definitely read the ILL'd books first, although, the library's gotten them for you once. They can always get those books for you again if you can't finish them. The Eleanor Brown book sounds fascinating!

  6. It looks like you have some great reading ahead of you even if you can't read all of these :) I always have too many books checked out from the library and it never seems to stop me from checking out more. LOL! Enjoy!


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