New on My Bookcase (vol. 4)

library haul vol 4Last library visit I ended up with a ton of young adult fiction. This visit I have all nonfiction, except for one fiction title.

What did I pick up this trip? Three memoirs: Answering 911: Life in the Hot SeatAnswering 911: Life in the Hot Seat by Caroline Burau by Caroline Burau, In StitchesIn Stitches by Anthony Youn by Anthony Youn, and Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s PrisonOrange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman by Piper Kerman. So, I’ve got a rookie 911 operator, a plastic surgeon, and a Smith graduate sentenced to a year for drug smuggling and money laundering. Hopefully at least one of them is a winner, and it’d be great if they all were. I’m most excited by the 911 dispatcher book. I also have Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life UnarmedCarry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed by Glennon Melton by Glennon Melton, but I’m not entirely sure if this is a true memoir, or more a collection of essays that are memoir-like. So I possibly have four memoirs.

I’ve also got two cookbooks: Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy RecipesWeelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes by Catherine McCord by Catherine McCord, and The I Love Trader Joe’s Vegetarian CookbookThe I Love Trader Joe's Vegetarian Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Healthy Recipes Using Foods from the World's Greatest Grocery Store by Kris Holechek Peters by Kris Holechek Peters. I had the Weelicious book out before, but had to return it when I’d barely done anything beyond glancing at the table of contents. And I am always looking for new vegetarian dinner ideas.

My final nonfiction book is Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to SuccessGive and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant by Adam Grant. I wish I remembered how it made it onto my list, because I have no idea. It doesn’t even sound familiar, but I had it on hold, and it finally arrived.

And my solitary fiction book is BitterblueBitterblue by Kristin Cashore by Kristin Cashore. It’s the final book in the Graceling trilogy, and I’m curious to see how she resolves various plot lines.

Have you added anything new to your bookshelves lately? You know I love to hear about new books, so please share!

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New on My Bookcase (vol. 3)

Nonfiction library haul vol 3I went on a bit of a binge about putting books on hold, and a number of my longer-term holds came in, so my stack on the holds shelf was ENORMOUS. Ridiculously so in fact – one entire library shelf was all my books, except for one lone CD waiting for someone else.

It’s kind of funny to me the mix of books I end up getting at times. I’m not always intentional about checking holds dates and trying to come up with a good assortment for any particular visit. This trip I’ve got a lot of young adult fiction – that was definitely not on purpose, just how it worked out!

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New On My Bookcase (Vol. 2)

library books 2Nope, you’re not imagining things. It was only last week that I posted about the new books I’d brought home from the library. I go every three weeks, because that’s how long the checkout period is. I try very hard to coordinate my holds so that things are ready for me on my library day.

Except last week I messed up and ended up having a book arrive right after I’d picked up all my holds. If I didn’t get back within a week to pick up that book, I’d have to pay a fine. Hmmm – what is worse, having to make an extra trip to the library, or pay the $2.00 fine? Once I realized I’d also been mixed up on my schedule as far as making sure I had some primo reading material waiting for me for my birthday, an extra library trip was the obvious choice. And I put a few other books on hold as well so I could hopefully guarantee myself a great read for my birthday next week.

So, what did I bring home from the library on this extra trip? Not that many, because I had just been, but I’ve got:

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New on My Bookshelf

new library booksThis weekend was my regular library trip, so I got restocked with some fresh reading material.

Here’s what I brought home:


Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary CanalGulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach.
Love Mary Roach, and I’m excited to see if her latest is more like Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human CadaversStiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (which I loved) and less like Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and SexBonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach (which was kind of meh.)

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