October 24, 2017

Library Update 10/23/17

Hey-oh! It's time to recap what's going on with my library account.

Books Checked Out

The Revenant by Sonia Gensler - I'm finally on my way to finishing this one up. Just in time, too. The convention is this Saturday.

Artist's Complete Problem Solver by Trudy Friend - I decided I wanted to learn how to draw flowers. I haven't actually looked at this, yet.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman - I finally got this back. I had it last month, but someone was waiting for it, so I had to turn it in. I still hope to get this read this month.

Robin Rescues Dinner by Robin Miller - I am not sure who this is. She could quite possible have a cooking show on the food network, but I wouldn't know. I do know that she purports to help me streamline the dinner process. This cookbook has 52 weeks of dinner plans. Now there are only 3 recipes a week, which means Robin is a realist. I rarely cook more than three times a week. Also, each week has tips for what to cook on the first day to prep for later meals. For example, bake 7 potatoes the first night to take care of later recipes. Genius! We'll see if I have the energy.

Simple Weeknight Favorites by America's Test Kitchen - I'm planning to make a couple of meals out of this one this coming week. Which is actually hilarious because my planning dinner ensures that someone will have something important come up and dinner will not be required. Oh well, a girl can dream.

The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook by Mary Younkin - I had this one out a few months ago and really liked some of the recipes, so I decided to see if I could find some more.

Then I did a possibly very weird thing. I ordered all the rest of the Sequoyah Award books I have left to read. The voting is in March, so I have 5 months to read 6 books. I think I can make it. Except a thing happened at work where I am now in charge of the Teen books as well as the YA books. I don't think I will be able to read all of the Teen Sequoyah Award books too. Maybe next year. I didn't order those books. Here are the ones I have left:

The Reader by Traci Chee - I started this one in April, but I didn't get it finished before it was due back and people were waiting on it. I still mostly remember what happened, though.

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis - This one is about a girl determined to avenge her sister's murder. Looks pretty good.

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven - This author has a book on the list every year, it seems like. So this one is about a boy with face blindness and a fat girl. There was a book on the list last year about a boy with face blindness. I'd never heard of it before, but here we are.

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock - This is a collection of short stories about people growing up in Alaska in the 1970's. This sounds awesome.

Underwater by Marisa Reichardt - This is about a girl dealing with agoraphobia following a mass shooting at her high school. The boy next door makes her want to get out more. Sounds kind of gross, but we'll see.

Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo - This is the one I had pegged for reading this month. I'm about ready to start it. This is the one about the ballet dancer in Antarctica.

Books On Hold

In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. Davis - This is another one of the Sequoyah books I ordered. I read about half of this earlier this year when it was hanging out on my desk for a display. Then someone requested it and I had to return it. Now it's back so I can finish it on up.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur - This is a tiny little book of poetry. I have heard wonderful things about, so I thought I would repress my feelings of intimidation by poetry and give it a shot. If nothing else, it will be quick. Maybe my daughter would like it.

The Making of Jane Austen by Devoney Looser - This one has been on this list for awhile and it doesn't show signs of moving anytime soon. I'm number 4 on the list, but the book hasn't even been cataloged by the library, yet.

iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy - And Completely Unprepared for Adulthood by Jean M. Twenge - Since some of this sounds like my kids, I want to see what this book has to say.

How to Lead When You're Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority by Clay Scroggins - This seems like a pretty good thing to read until I am officially running things. Or made queen of everything.

Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich - And here's another one that is still sitting on the list, waiting for it to be released and moved on up the hold list. Can't wait!

I may have gotten a little carried away on checkouts, but I am keeping the holds list pretty low.