I do believe this meme is one of my all-time favorites and I thank Eva of A Striped Armchair and Marg of Reading Adventures for hosting this fun event.
This week's haul was rather light - and that is a good thing. I am somewhat swamped with teaching at this time of year and I will soon have to start reading for my summer program (which will probably involve either Moby Dick or all of Faulkner's words). I actually went to the library to drop off about 15 books, and just pick up a couple of holds. But as luck would have it....there were some books available in the new release area that I have had my eye on for quite some time, so I snagged them.
The books that I brought home this week include:
- Write Away by Elizabeth George. I have spent many weeks now reading books on writing and I am just about ready to put into practice what I have read. However, I remember Belle, at Ms. Bookish, praising this book in the past, and I wanted to read what this prolific author had to say before I temporarily suspended my reading on this topic.
- Blankets by Craig Thompson. This is a graphic novel, which I typically do not enjoy because it is like sensory overload for me. However, because of all the wonderful book blogger reviews over the past few weeks, I decided to give this genre one more try. From what I can tell, the pictures are not too graphic or over-the-top, so I think I might be able to focus my attention on the storyline.
- Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. Ok - who hasn't heard of this outstanding debut novel?! I have had my name on the library waiting list for weeks, but as luck would have it, there was a copy available this week on the new release bookshelf. I will only have this book for 2 weeks, but I think that will be long enough to decide if it is one that I want to read right away. I just discovered that the author will be in Kansas City on March 23rd - so I may decide to purchase my book at that time and have it autographed -- how exciting!
- The Group by Mary McCarthy. Several bloggers have reviewed this book recently and given it the highest praise. I hope to have the opportunity to see if it is a viable book for me.
- The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans. Ok - I know we are two months past Christmas already, but a good friend of mine just ranted and raved about this one. She made it sound like it was a book that could be read and enjoyed at any time of year - not just during the holiday season. When I saw it on the bookshelf, I simply could not resist.
So that is the extent of my library loot for this week. Did any of you visit the library this week? What books found their way into your home?