Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Robin from A Striped Armchair and Alessandra from Out of the Blue that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.
To fully appreciate my Library Loot this week, it would be helpful (not to mention embarrassing for yours truly) to say a word or two about last week’s haul, which I’d neglected to post about.
We live in a county with 12 library branches, and during any given week, our errands and to-do’s usually take us within the vicinity of four of them. There’s “the little library” as Betty and I refer to it; there’s the small-ish one for our town; there’s the large branch very conveniently located a major highway that we traverse frequently, and there’s the even larger branch located in the college town where Boo attends a social skills group every Saturday afternoon. They all have their pros and cons.
Lorna Sass’ Short Cut Vegetarian, by Lorna Sass
All right, so that brings us to this week … when I again checked out two books currently on my night table for the sole purpose of getting more time to read them. (I am starting to think I need to discuss this issue with a therapist.)
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, by Joshilyn Jackson
Without a Backward Glance, by Kate Veitch
And just for good measure, I couldn’t resist either of these:
Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri
So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids, by Diane E. Levin , Ph.D and Jean Kilbourne
The Icarus Girl, by Helen Oyeyemi
The Best American Poetry 2008
And with that, I am off to bed … but not before reading briefly to try and make a dent in this large pile on the night table!