Normally I go to the library at least twice a week, since I usually work twice a week. That gives me plenty of opportunities to return things, pick up my holds, browse on occasion – although I tend to get most of my things in on hold, since it’s so easy, plus it feels odd to browse on my breaks. But lately – using the excuse of needing books for classes – I’ve been going for fun at least two more times each week. I worked on Friday; on Saturday my mom went in and I gave her a big pile of picture books to return. On Sunday I stopped in to pick up a DVD that came in on hold. On Monday I went in to observe a story time, return another pile of books, and browse for my next few assignments.
Both of my classes have moved on from picture books to chapter books and non-fiction. One class requires all the titles to be new to me, with some being award winners, the other class requires a variety of genres. I stared at the shelves for a few minutes, completely blanking on things I’ve been meaning to read. Then I went into whirlwind mode, snatching up titles left and right. I love having chapter books be “homework” – I feel like I’m in 6th grade again, being “forced” to write a book report. When everyone knows that it’s just a big excuse for me to spend even more time reading, and more time at the library. And then when this is over, I’ll appreciate my YA and grown-up books all the more.
Right now I’m reading:
- The Lazarus Project – every time I pick it up, I like it. But then I forget to pick it up for a while.
- The Whipping Boy – I know I read this ages ago, but I don’t remember anything except the premise.
- Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time – so funny. It’s been a while since I read Millicent Min, Girl Genius, but I’m enjoying the perspective from the other side.
- The Lace Reader – on audio in the car. I just got hooked, a few discs in.
- Sunrise Over Fallujah – from the mock Printz list, which I’ve been neglecting ever since I realized I have all these younger chapter books to read.
Goodreads thinks I’m still reading Octavian Nothing, but I just can’t find words to do it justice. One of these days.