Library Checkout: April 2016

Hosted by Shannon at River City Reading.

Our library closed on May 1 for relocation. Anything we took out of the library after April 11 is not due back until August 2. So you know I’ve taken advantage of this. I have until August 2 to read all these books (along with other non-library books) – no problem, right?  So much for #ReadYourOwnDamnBooks.

My books:

(Look at all those maple leaves!)




Kid #1


Kid #2


Kid #3


So, if you don’t see me around as much as usual, you know what I’m doing!

58 thoughts on “Library Checkout: April 2016

  1. TJ @ MyBookStrings says:

    Haha, I would have done exactly the same thing! Like Susan, I was thinking that the librarians were probably happy they didn’t have to pack up the books that you checked out. I just checked out Jane Steele on Friday. I hope it’s as good as I want it to be.

    • Naomi says:

      I had to factor in the kids’ books. And, I really was trying to restrain myself – I’m worried that I won’t even be able to get through these ones (you know, with other books distracting me from elsewhere)!

    • Naomi says:

      I hope so! There are so many good ones, it’s going to be hard to choose which book to read next!
      I think I’m all set for reading George Elliott Clarke. 🙂

  2. FictionFan says:

    Haha! I thought it was just the top photo at first and was already shaking my head. But then I saw all the others… Happy reading! Don’t forget to sleep occasionally! 😉

  3. Read Diverse Books says:

    Oh, you are so lucky! You get to keep all these books for 3 months – that’s incredible. That kind of deal would get over to a library right quick!

    It was hard to see the book titles due to the image size, but was that Maus the graphic novel that I saw??

    Kid #3 wins at the library-book-checkout game! Is Kid 3 a boy or a girl?

    • Naomi says:

      Isn’t it fun? It was fun to collect my own, but also so much fun to help the kids get theirs!
      Kid #3 wins because she is the youngest and not as careful when choosing her books as her siblings have learned to be. But, in this case, it doesn’t really matter! 🙂
      Yes, it is Maus. I picked it up to see if my son would be interested in it, but thought maybe I’d read it first. What do you think? Will he be traumatized by anything in the book?

      • Read Diverse Books says:

        I wouldn’t recommend it for a child under 10. It’s a Holocaust book after all, so that should be fair warning that the child should be mature and ready to read more serious material.

      • Naomi says:

        He’s 13, but I’ll still have a read-through first. He’s sensitive. When he was little we read a book about the Titanic, and he was upset about it for months.

  4. BookerTalk says:

    It does look a lot but they are mostly rather slim volumes so maybe not an issue after all.. Imagine if every one was a nineteenth century chunkster…..

      • Vishy says:

        It was nice to see ‘A Monster Calls’ and ‘The Graveyard Book’ in the pictures. They are two of my favourite books. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them. (Are you planning to read ‘The Graveyard Book’? I saw it in your children’s bookstack.) Happy reading!

      • Naomi says:

        The Graveyard Book that we have is actually the graphic novel version. I will probably get a chance to read through it (mostly because I’m interested in it myself). Have you read the graphic version? I wonder how similar they are?

      • Vishy says:

        Well, by an interesting coincidence, the version of ‘The Graveyard Book’ that I read was the graphic novel version, Naomi 🙂 It is so beautiful which different artists working on different parts. I found the artwork quite brilliant. Hope you enjoy reading it. Happy reading! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

  5. Lynn @ Smoke & Mirrors says:

    Ooh, ooh, Benioff’s City of Thieves=EXCELLENT!! And I loved Our Souls at Night! I’ll be interested to see what someone much younger than myself will think of it! Anxious to see what you think of A Monster Calls. Have yet to read another of his after The Crane Wife. You’ve enough to last a while! 😀

    • Naomi says:

      All 3 of the books you’ve mentioned I’ve had out before and had to return them unread. I really hope I can get to them this time, because I’ve heard great things about all of them!

  6. lailaarch says:

    Catching up on blog posts from vacation. What a neat post! I totally would have done the same thing! I am intrigued by the cover of The Mystics of Mile End. Off to Goodreads to look it up. Happy reading!

  7. Naomi Baltuck says:

    Dear Naomi,
    This really made me smile. We used to make midnight trips to the library with the stacks of books–seven kids’ worth–to drop them in the overnight slot to avoid paying the overdue fines–5 cents per day per book really added up fast.

    • Naomi says:

      Haha, yes, I’m hoping that we won’t lose any before it’s time to take them back. I think it’s going to be quite a hunt. 🙂

  8. Geoff W says:

    1) I’m so jealous of the extended time period! 2) It’s smart you’ve taken the photos so you can run around looking for them in give months if you don’t have a dedicated space for them, which you’ve just said above me on this comment 😀

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