Sunday, April 12

TSS: and Library Loot (Wrapped into one)

Since I'll be moving in about 2 - 3 weeks, away from my huge library system of 99 branches, which is the largest library system in Canada and in North America (other cities have more physical libraries, but Toronto is all amalgamated so North York, East York, etc etc are all combined to one FABULOUS system!)

Anyways I'll be moving away to a system with 13 - 16 branches, and a place that goes agains some of CLA's guidelines, in that they often censor things. They're doing it with the internet, I can be sure they do it with their books..... so what I'm trying to say is I'm using my precious library to it's fullest advantage getting book which are a little abscure or are popular and will take a long time on waiting lists to recieve. Needless to say yesterday when I went to the library, to pick up a hold..... I did a lot of browsing. I went to pick up a hold and one other book there I was goign to use for a challenge, but changed it at last minute. I have the book now, but I'm using a different book for the challenge, its a book of poems, so I'll still read a selcetion of the poems, but not using for any challemges.

Okay, so I went to get thosse two books, the Book Theif and Final Harvest. But on the hold shelf, the Book Theif wasn't there. Even though it said on the online account at home it was. How dare it lie! So I decided to look around to see if any of the books I need to read for challenges where waiting for me on the shelves. Mind you I had returnd two books that day, and six books where still at home......... (I know)

So here we go:

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Alessandra
to encourage bloggers to share what they’ve checked out from the library.

I returned (click the links to see review:

All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque

Children of Hurin by J.R.R Tolkien

From Early and Previous Weeks I have:

  • The Diplomats Wife - Pam Jenoff (about 100 pages left. I was going to finish it last night, but was to tired to stay up and finish it.)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Vern
  • Half in Love - Justin Caright
  • Anges Grey - Anne Bronte
  • Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World -Vicki Myron
  • Soul Mountain - Gao Xingjian
  • Final Harvest Poems - Emily Dickinson
  • Le Bal - Irene Nemirovsky (Finished it within two or three hours of comming home from the library click link for the review)
  • David Golden - Irene Nemirovsky
  • The Underpainter - Jane Urquhart
  • The Book Theif - Markus Zusak

So in my browsing I was mainly thinking of the A - Z challenge for Authors Names. And I've done a great job at finding books with those odd letters in them.

U,V,X,Z (I have a Q and a Y on my own personal bookshelf). I find the authors are easy to finish, because you go to your library or book store and the books are already orderd in alphabetical order by author and you just pluck a book of the shelf with a letter. Which is what I did for the most part, although I saw Soul Mountain Review from one of the blogs I follow months ago.

I'll really miss my library when I have to leave it. Also, avoding urges to accidently claim some of these books as my own..... ;)


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  2. I hope The Book Thief comes in for you! It is a really good book.

  3. I did get it. The hadn't shelved it. It was on the cart behind the check out:)

  4. I'm glad that The Book Thief was there for you. Your library's system sounds like such a good one. I hope everything works out with the upcoming move.