Friday, January 12, 2007

From the Stacks

Well....I've been very good since the beginning of the year (yeah, I know it's only 12 days in!!), but I haven't bought ANY books!! Yes, that's right. Not a one. Of course, I didn't get any gift cards to use this year, and my wallet is suffering major strain from Christmas. But I did go to the library yesterday. And what did I walk out with, you might ask? Well, I had a bunch of requests for ILL, and they all came through in the last 2 days.

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  • The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Cigar Roller by Pablo Medina
  • The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
  • My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  • Palace Walk by Najib Mahfuz
  • Turning Angels by Greg Iles
  • Second Glance by Jodi Picoult
  • Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

Now, you are probably asking yourself the same thing I am. WHEN are you ever going to find the time to READ all of these books? There are some serious door stops here! Well the answer, my friends, is simple. I really have no idea!! It's like a sickness with me. The thought of running out of something to read leaves me with cold chills!! I can't even go to the library without bringing home a truckful of books. Will it ever end, this obsession with the Written Word???

I Certainly Hope Not!!!



Marg said...

There's some good reads there!!

The Tea Rose is good, but the sequel, The Winter Rose is better - not out in the US yet though!!

I want to read the Palace Walk books!

Stephanie said...

Hey Marg! Yeah...some great reads, but a couple of them are BIG! Well....I've got 5 or 6 weeks to read them! I MIGHT make it!

Kailana said...

I always have WAY too many books to read, and I have to buy mine. I need a library. Me and my friend complain about the one here all the time. It never gets new books, everything is ILL. And, okay, could do that, but it is such a hassle to request everything. Then, there is the university, where I get books from time to time, but that's more of a reference library than anything else. It is why the other libraries suck, though.

Chris said...

I have Memoirs of Cleopatra somewhere. I started reading it but never finished. I don't know if I just wasn't into it or what. It's one of the ones I plan on getting back to someday.

~Lisa~ said...

LOL -- girl, you are so crazy! Everytime I go to the library I check out way more books than I can ever possibly read. It's just so hard to say No!

Backcountry Muse said...

So where's West of Eden on the list? :-)

Paul Weiss