OMG I did NOT read much on my vacation. In fact, the entire vacation was focused far more on writing and knitting than it was on reading. That and buying a new car. It’s pretty and my 40th birthday present to myself.
I will write more about my trip to Florida in another post. I have pictures from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to share. For now I have been trying to make progress on audiobooks that I have been checking out from the library. A bunch of my wait-list books became available. Right now I am trying to get through Joe Hill’s The Fireman. Don’t let that last sentence confuse you. I am loving the book. It’s just more than 19 hours.
The problem with a long library book: you have to return it and, especially if it’s popular, have to wait for your new place on the wait list to come around again. I got about 1/2 through the book and then had to return it. This sucks, but there are only 6 people ahead of me and 8 ‘copies’ of the audiobook. I should have it in a week or so. I have three other books ready to go in Overdrive. Plus what I have in Audible AND I could always move on to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
I got some good books at the ALA conference. I was very select with what I brought home and I tried to focus on getting ebook editions rather than carrying print books. Here are some of the books I am most excited about:
- Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova – A micro-history of a food I love, but can’t eat.
- Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History by Bill Schutt – A non-fiction look at cannibalism in nature.
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – As soon as I saw his name I knew I needed to read this book. I don’t care what it’s about, Whitehead has the ability to shake me up, bring me to tears, get me angry, and make me want to go through it again.
- All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker – Walker spoke at a breakfast I attended. I heard the word ‘thriller’ and I was hooked.
Check them out on Good Reads!