June 29, 2022

June '22 Library Update

I have been a little profligate with my library requesting. Especially considering how many books I have at home to read. At least they're free!

Checked Out

Writing Effective Speeches by Henry Ehrlich - How is this the only book on speech writing in the whole library system? Anyway, I've got to give a speech in September at Beta Phi Mu initiation for  my alma mater. I have no idea what to say, so I thought I'd get some inspiration. I haven't even opened it yet.

Mean Baby by Selma Blair - I mentioned this one recently on the blog. I was just whatever about Selma Blair until I found out she has Multiple Sclerosis. She's become a visible advocate for that disease and disability in general, so she has risen in my esteem.

On Hold

The Black Panther Party by David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson - Continuing on in my obsession with the BPP, we have this graphic novel. I already know the basic story, so I'm interested to see how it's portrayed here.

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe - This began as a webcomic and then garnered a publisher. I'm reading a bunch of graphic novels to catch up to my Goodreads goal. I'm still 3 books behind right now. I keep telling myself I don't care, but clearly I do. I was 8 books behind a couple of weeks ago.

Mimi Lee Cracks the Code by Jennifer J. Chow - The third in the Sassy Cat Series with Marshmallow the talking cat. I enjoyed the first two in a "this is light, fluffy, brain candy, but I like it" kind of way.

Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place by Neema Avashia - I was kind of tooling around in my TBR list and decided to see if my library had this. It did. The next thing I know I've placed a hold!

Master of Iron by Tricia Levenseller - This is the sequel to a book I loved last year. That book had great representation for anxiety. It's a fantasy book about a girl who can cast magic on iron. The first one ended before the story was really finished, which I guess is the point of a trilogy. I've been on hold for this for a really long time, but it actually doesn't come out until the end of July.

Jumping Sharks and Dropping Mics: Modern Idioms and Where They Come From by Gareth Carrol - Once again, I checked to see if they library had it, and all of a sudden I'd requested it! I'm second on the list.

Once Upon a K-Prom by Kat Cho - I've been talking about this one for months. It came out in May, but it's still on order for the library. I'm second on the list for this one too.

Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Misadventure by Lewis Hancox - This is a graphic memoir about the author's experience as a trans boy. One of my Read Harder challenges is to read a memoir by a trans author. Woot!

Mr. Malcolm's List by Suzanne Allain - I literally just talked about this one yesterday, so I won't rehash that here.

The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson - A murder. The boyfriend is pegged. His ex-girlfriend and her tutor don't think he did it. They use Agatha Christie novels to find the real killer. Sounds like a ride.

Okay. That's all for now.