Library Book Haul and Book Mail!

Who has two thumbs and works in a library? This gal! Who has two thumbs and has to go in to work at that library every other Friday while it’s closed to do administrative stuff? This gal! Who has two thumbs and checks out a ton of books every time she has to go in to work? This gal!

Privilege is real, y’all.

It has gotten to the point that the ILS we use makes me override my checkouts because I have more than the maximum number of books (25) checked out.

When I went in to work yesterday, I decided to see if some of the books I might want to read in May were on the shelves. I have most of the books in ebook format already, and although I love my ereader, I also prefer the feel of reading treebooks. I did find a couple of the books on my list, and of course that got me browsing the shelves and wondering if there were OTHER books that I could possibly add to my May TBR for the Asian Readathon. And of course there were. Of course.

Pictured from top to bottom:

  • The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang
  • The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
  • Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • Family Trust by Kathy Wang
  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

I am never going to get to all of the books I’ve picked out for May, but now I’ve given myself some choices just in case any of the books on my original list aren’t what I’m in the mood for. I have never been a person who can stick to a pre-made TBR list.

And I FINALLY received my copy of If It Bleeds by Stephen King. This book was supposed to be released in May. Then the date got moved up to April 21. I pre-ordered this book in March. Originally, Amazon said it would be delivered on April 23. Then the delivery date got pushed back to April 28. And I finally received it yesterday. Sigh. I know that Amazon has this whole “necessities” thing going on, but I have friends who are receiving candy from Amazon within two days. Candy. Definitely a necessity. (Can you feel me rolling my eyes?) The funny thing about me being annoyed by the late date is that I won’t even be reading If It Bleeds any time soon. I have other SK books to catch up on before I even get to the newest one. But candy? Come on.

I didn’t even notice the optical illusion of the cat’s eyes and nose being a rat’s face until I received the book. Cool!

I have all my school work done for the week, so I will be doing nothing but reading this weekend. Next week is going to be kind of busy between conference calls, going in to work a couple of days for specific tasks, and more school work, so I want to get a lot of reading done this weekend. By the time you read this, I should have finished Actress by Anne Enright, so I’ll be starting something new today.

What are your plans for the weekend? What are you reading?

9 thoughts on “Library Book Haul and Book Mail!

    1. I really need to get back to reading TWD. I can’t remember where I left off. I was reading comics very heavily for a while, then kind of moved away from them (for no particular reason).

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      1. I read the first issue years ago and then put it aside. Then this Christmas I ordered nice hardback editions for Saga and Monstress and one of the shops sent me the Walking Dead Compendium #4 by mistake. And they didn‘t want it back. So, I restarted and this time around liked it! Barring any catastrophic reading events, I want to read the whole thing, till the bitter end…

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    1. Oh, no… okay. Fingers crossed that I like The Gilded Wolves more than you did (which obviously wouldn’t take much, hahahahaha!). I’ll check out your reviews when I’m done reading them.


  1. I’m trying to read Ninth House this month too, although it’s not a review book so it’s not a priority. Your stack of books looks awesome! And the mail delivery/Amazon is certainly frustrating these days. I guess were all being forced to learn patience??😁

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