After the BLOB game ended on Monday, I practically ran to my library yesterday to check out new books and pick up holds. I checked out a few books during the BLOB game, but of course it cost me points. Being free to check out books without penalty felt great. One of the good things about the BLOB game is that now I’m a little more serious about what I check out. If I don’t think I’ll read a book within a month or two, I’m less likely to check it out. That way I’m not stressing out over renewing books or library fines.
I’m calling this post The Blame Game because so many of the books that I’ve checked out yesterday, I found on posts throughout the blogisphere or because of recommendations on Twitter.
Blame it on: Eva at A Striped Armchair
Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros. Eva and I are staff members over at Color Online. Last week she reviewed Caramelo. I’m a huge fan of Sandra Cisneros and this is the only book of hers that I haven’t read.
Eating Animals by Jonathon Safran Foer. Have you read Eva’s review of this? You haven’t? Here’s the link.
Blame it on: Nymeth at Things Mean a Lot
I think Nymeth adds almost as many books to my TBR list as Eva.
The Midnight Charter by David Whitley. Nymeth wrote a review about this months ago and I was ecstatic to find out that my library was in the process of ordering this book.
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman.
Blame it On: Liar author Justine Larbalestier
On her blog, Larbalestier talked about The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith by Joan Schenkar. Her thoughts on the book made me laugh so hard. I had to wait more than a month for the book to come to my library.
Blame it On: The Tournament of Books
This year I want to read many of the books that made this year’s short and longlists. The tournament starts March 8th and ends April 15th. Click the above link for more info.
Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun.
Lowboy by John Wray.
Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women by Leila Rupp. (GLBT challenge and for Women’s History Month)
The Boy Who Ate Stars by Kochka translated from the French by Sarah Adams.
Tribes by Seth Godin.
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. I’ve read about this book everywhere! I can’t wait to sit down and read it.
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival by Velma Wallis
Also Known as Harper by Ann Haywood Leal.
Junebug by Alice Mead.
The Chill by Romano Bilenchi. Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.
The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh
Beauty Salon by Mario Bellatin. Translated from the Spanish by Kurt Hollander.
So that’s my loot. What have you picked up from the library lately?