Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Trip to the Library

I'm majorly behind on books, I guess that's what having five kids will do to you. Yesterday, I decided to go to the library and see if I could find some of the books on my 'to read' list. Unfortunately, I didn't find a lot. None of the semi-new ones were there, so I had to get even older on my list. This, of course, reminded me why I don't usually bother with the library. They never have what I want. I'd much rather go to the bookstore. But, I'm trying to do my part in the family and save some money.

What did I end up getting? Crank, Maximum Ride School's Out Forever, The Dead and the Gone, and Vampire Academy. See... old.

What did I do yesterday? Read all of Crank. I wasn't sure I'd like the book. I knew I would like the storyline, but I wasn't too sure about the poetry part. When I started reading, the words grabbed me and I was hooked. I found myself frustrated at times trying to figure out which way the page was to be read, but I got through it. I have mixed feelings about the book, but I think that's normal now because I see it from two perspectives - the teen and the mom. I'm not real good at reviews, so I'll just say that I'm glad I read it even though I really don't like how it was written.

I started The Dead and the Gone. I recently read Life As We Knew It, so I know a lot about this book already. We'll see if I like it as much.

After these four books are read, I think it'll be back to the bookstore. I don't think I want to deal much with the library.


  1. You should really get a tablet reader, it was a out of pocket cost of a lot for me, just because I got the nook color. But so many people can lend books to me and even give some epubs to you that my collection has grown to so many books I can't keep up!

    You can get a regular Nook for $150- honestly the amount I have saved on books in the few months I have had it is substantial!

  2. I know what you mean, T. I have five kids too. Hitting the library seems a bit redundant since we own a lot of books in this house already. Once I do take all of us to the library then we have to try to keep all the library books in a common area of the house so that they do not become misplaced. Lately I try to encourage that they be left in a canvas library bag in the living room next to the couch.

    I would also encourage you to consider a reader. My review of my reader is here, it might be helpful to you: