Library Checkout: May 2017
Hosted by Charleen at It’s a Portable Magic.
Library books read:
- The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
- Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane (review)
- Four-Letter Words by Chad Pelley (review)
- Promises to Keep by Genevieve Graham
- The Awakening by Kate Chopin (for Literary Wives)
- Between the Cracks She Fell by Lisa de Nikolits
- My Life with Bob by Pamela Paul
- Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont (loving this!)
Checked out, to be read:
- The Hanging of Angelique by Afua Cooper (recommended by BIP)
- Shot-Blue by Jesse Ruddock
- Overqualified by Joey Comeau
- The Complete Journals of L.M. Montogemry: the PEI Years
Returned, unread (I still want to read all of these!):
- The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
- Invisible North by Alexandra Shimo
- Specimen by Irina Kovalyova
- All That is Solid Melts into Air by Carole Giangrande
- Chorus of Mushrooms by Hiromi Goto
- Baloney by Maxime Raymond Bock
- Advocate by Darren Greer
Annual Book Fair
Every May we have a huge book fair here in town, in the past it was put on by the Canadian Federation of University Women. Here are the books I bought last year, and here are the ones I bought three years ago.
I decided to have a look back at previous years to see how many of them I’ve read since buying them. From 2014, I’ve read two; the first book in The Deptford Trilogy and The Dinner by Herman Koch. From book fair 2016 I’ve read… none. Not even those cute little short stories that I was so excited about. Is this going to stop me from buying books at the book fair? Never. Because the book fair isn’t just about buying books to read – it’s a treasure hunt. And there is so much joy in the hunt itself. Not to mention the fact that those books need good homes to go to.
This year’s treasure… all for a total of $9.25.
What about you? Have you been reading from your library lately? Frequented any book fairs? Given any books a good home?