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April 18, 2016

Library Loot!



With the exception of audio books, I've been reading almost exclusively from my own bookshelves since the beginning of the year. Yesterday, while out running errands, I decided to pop into the library and look for a cookbook I'd been perusing at work this past week. The book was checked out, so I decided to see what was available in the new release displays. Then I wandered through the stacks, leisurely perusing the titles. Once my arms were full, I decided it was time to quit! Many of these books are titles I've been meaning to read, based almost entirely upon recommendations from fellow bloggers, coworkers and customers. I haven't been this excited to dive into a stack of books in a long, long time. It's been great reading from my own TBR stacks, but there's something thrilling about getting my hands on some of these gems. 

So, which shall I start with? Have you read any of these?

The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Lost and Found by Brooke Davis

Lydia's Party by Margaret Hawkins

The Railwayman's Wife by Ashley Hay

Becoming Grandma by Lesley Stahl

8 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great stack! You will love The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Alexie is coming here soon and I'm hoping to go to the event.

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    1. Kathy, it is a great stack of books and I'm super excited to start reading from it. I think I'll begin with the Alexie book. Hope you get to go to the event

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  2. Sharon7:53 AM

    I read The Coincidence of the Coconut Cake. It was predictable but fun. It also is a love letter to the city of Milwaukee. I bought it for my daughter as her birthday book (we buy a paperback instead of a card). She got so wrapped up in it that she read it a day. I don't read a lot of chick lit but I really liked this one.

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    1. Sharon, I don't mind predictable as long as the book is entertaining, so I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed The Coincidence of the Coconut Cake. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  3. I haven't read any of those but I've heard great things about a lot of them. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I've started one and am enjoying it quite well. Good thing I can renew these, though. I probably took more than I can read in 3 weeks!

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  4. The Death of Bess is amazing. It was my number one book of 2013. A great opening sentence - "Today is Christmas Eve. Today is my birthday. Today I am fifteen. Today I buried my parents in the backyard. Neither of them were beloved."

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    1. Guess what? I tried The Death of Bees and couldn't get interested. I really tried, especially since you loved it so much. :(

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