Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Does anyone else do that ?


...go into the library for one book and come out with a handful, that is ? I just popped up to the little branch library here (I don't use it often because it's not directly on my route to anywhere else, unlike the Central library), but they had a copy of Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke on the shelves, and all the Central library's copies are out on loan. This is the next Reading Group book (and I don't actually own a copy as yet), so I had to borrow a copy. And whilst I was hunting along the shelves for it (and trying not to fall over the 2 year olds who were moving about in a pack!), I found Cat Weatherill's Barkbelly - which either Kelly Herold or her mom reviewed a while ago over on Big A, little. I also found David Cunningham's Cloudworld - which I had looked at in an actual bricks-and-mortar bookstore last year and thought looked rather interesting, but it wasn't then available at the time in the library (and Barkbelly wasn't even out here!). I'm pleased as punch to have both these books on my TBR - but slightly concerned that I only went in for one book and came out with three...

7 comments:

Mai said...

EVERY time I go to the library or bookstore that happens to me. I go for just the ONE thing, and I always leave struggling under the weight.

Next month I am looking forward to participating in your discussion group. Right now I am reading "The Ruby in the Smoke". A friend of mine is teaching it to her 8th grade students (age 14) and she asked me to give it a read in order to review her materials. I've only just begun it.

Michele said...

Well it's a relief to know I'm not the only one !!

I look forward to your participation in the Rading Group next time ! I probably won't re-read RitS until the weekend before the next discussion starts - that's my usual modus operandi - which means it's all fresh in my head.

Erin said...

"...go into the library for one book and come out with a handful, that is?"

ALL the time. ;)

Michele said...

*phew* !

Tasha said...

Ain't it great though that getting extra items at the library costs no more than if you just got the one item? Hurrah for libraries!

And yes, I am completely guilty of this too, even though I work in a library. :)

Michele said...

You're so right - it's a major relief that walking out with 3 books instead of 1 doesn't cost me any more !

David Cunningham said...

Hi Michele,

Many thanks for mentioning my novel "CloudWorld" on you blog. I do hope you enjoy it. If so, feel free to contact me (cloudworld@hotmail.co.uk) and I'll send you an exclusive preview of the sequel, which will complete the overall story.

All best wishes,
David Cunningham