Monday, May 21, 2018
Ramblings from the Stacks - Library Wanderings
Luckily I don't have the problem at the library! I love my local library branch. It's a small facility but they have a great collection and it's easy to have books transferred from other branches. The staff is super nice and always helpful. When the Tornado was little we went to story time pretty regularly and the children's librarian is fabulous.
I normally stay on a fairly strict reading schedule but when I'm stressed or heading towards a reading rut I enjoy a good wander through the shelves and pick up anything that catches my eye. Not only is it very relaxing but it tends to show me what genre I'm in the mood for at the moment.
Here are a few books I picked up in my last wandering:
Castle in the Mist by Amy Ephron - This is for my Middle Grade review in June. I actually had another book scheduled but when I saw this on an end cap in the kids' section when I was looking for books for the Tornado and couldn't resist.
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen - When the weather gets warmer Sarah Addison Allen's books always call to me and this year Lost Lake pretty much jumped in my library bag.
The Craving Cure by Julia Ross - I've had some low blood sugar issues lately and know I need to cut down on how sugar I eat but my giant sweet tooth doesn't always agree. When I saw this one on an endcap I had to pick it up.
Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis - I had gotten the novella and the 2nd book in this series and knew that it was time to read the first so I couldn't resist it when I saw it. It ended up being the perfect book for my mood.
Rock City by Tim Hollis - I love Rock City in Chattanooga, TN. It's cheesy and touristy but so pretty and I always enjoy a visit. I found this small little book in the nonfiction shelves and enjoyed reading about how the place started.
What books have you picked up on a whim? Are you a library user?