Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Library Loot - February 11, 2009

Another ridiculous week of bringing home too many books. (I think I may have a problem.)
So this week I had on hold a handful of the 2009 Alex Award winners:
  • Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
  • Over and Under by Todd Tucker
  • Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris
  • The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick
  • Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
And here are the rest of the books that I brought home:
  • The Given Day by Dennis Lehane (I'm pretty sure I had this one checked out before, and had to return it without reading it - that's a chronic problem that I have. Maybe the poor thing will get read this time!!)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (one of the best teen books of 2008, or so I hear, so I'll give it a try)
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, prose version in Modern English by David Wright (in case you are wondering I did return the other Canterbury Tales that I had picked up a couple of weeks ago - I decided that I could not deal with any more Old English, so I'm cheating and reading a Modern English version)
  • The City of God by Saint Augustine (for the Really Old Classics Challenge)
And for those of you who are curious, here is what my several stacks of books looks like. Here we have the two main stacks in front, and then we have three more stacks bracing them from behind. This is why I need to stop putting books on hold at the library! I can't even get through what I have. Oh, and this is what the stacks look like after my lovely canine friend has been playing around them - normally they are more stack-like.
If you would like to join in sharing your library loot, head over here.

6 comments:

samantha.1020 said...

I didn't even let myself go to the library this week because I have too many books checked out already. Add to that a stack of review books and I'm slightly overwhelmed (but in a good way :)

Eva said...

I have a problem too! ;) I don't know what the Alex Award is, but some of those books have very intriguing titles!

Jeska said...

This is the definition of the Alex Award, from the ALA: The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.
I like reading YA award winners, so I thought I'd check these out.

Nise' said...

I have a problem too! I would not have gone to the library this week, but my holds became available. I will be the renewal queen again this month.

katrina said...

Look forward to your review of Mudbound, I have it on mount tbr but it seems unlikely to reach the top any time soon.
My library ticket is nearly full too ;)

Jeska said...

I can't promise that I'll actually have Mudbound read any time soon either. :P But we'll see.