Library Love, Family Edition – November 15, 2013

librarylovelogo1Library Love is a recurring post in which I share each week’s bounty from the public library.

Well, y’all, we finally made it to the library! Woo-hoo! Not so much of a huge deal for myself, since I already had borrowed several books online (although I did find a couple of good ones while we were there). I had been feeling some major guilt, however, because we hadn’t made a major book-hunting trip for a few weeks, and what kind of a homeschooling mom does that make me? Ay-yi-yi! So, we spent some extra time there. We had a great time hanging out with the bookish folk and reading some of our new books. Here’s what I found:

I’ll say right away that the odds of my actually reading Hush Little Baby are very low. It’s an ebook, but not in Kindle form, which means I can only read it on my iPhone or on The Boy’s tablet. Ha, ha, ha, ha! The Boy’s tablet! Whoo! That was a funny one. Like he’d actually allow me to touch it. OK, so we’re down to my iPhone. Which is tres annoying. So. There you go. I’ve been wanting to read Gods in Alabama for ages, and am excited to finally get down to it. Hopefully it will live up to my expectations, which have been raised quite high since reading A Grown-up Kind of Pretty – Joshilyn Jackson better step up on this one, I’ll tell you what. I’m also so, so, so excited to read Josh Hanagarne’s memoir, The World’s Strongest Librarian. I’ve only had the chance to read Hanagarne’s blog a couple of times in the past, but I’m very interested in learning about his experience with Tourette’s Syndrome – something that The Boy struggles with, himself.

Now, as I mentioned, we hadn’t been to the library for a couple of weeks, so The Boy was veeerrry excited to be there. I had reserved three books ahead of time for our read-aloud time together, but he went to work hunting down some books of his own. He’s very interested in all things military these days, so he found a few books in that flavor. Apparently, he also has a hankering to learn how to draw, and found some how-to books to help him on that end. The Boy gets his artistic talents from his Pathologically Literate Momma – which basically means that neither one of us can draw much more than stick figures and smiley faces. So, hopefully his book selections on that front will be of assistance. I wish him luck… And without further ado, here’s a look at The Boy’s haul:

I personally reserved the Mountain trilogy by Jean Craighead George for The Boy and I to read during our read-aloud time together each day. I thought it was sweet that he searched out The Outsiders – apparently they had just started reading it while he was still in public school, but he never had a chance to finish it before he came home to be homeschooled, and it has been on his mind ever since. Oh, that’s such a great book! I also borrowed Everybody Sees the Ants online – we’re currently using that for our read-aloud selection. Of course, there’s a Guinness World Records book in there – The Boy loooves his trivia. I’ll have to buy him his own copy for Christmas – he will read that thing over, and over, and over again. He has become his own walking book of trivia by this point, I swear.

We had such a great time lounging amongst the books earlier in the week, that we’re going back again today! The Boy is meeting his mentor there, after which we will spend some time relaxing and reading, and just soaking up the general bookiness of the place. It’s going to be a great time! Before I sign off, folks, I wanted to give you a heads up to keep an eye out for the Sunday Review in two days – we’ll be introducing the newest member of our little family!

When was the last time you visited the library? We’d love to hear what you found there!


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