Thursday, August 25, 2016

It's Raining Holds!

Yesterday was the real first day of school for us.  The first day when all three kids were out of the house, at school, all day.  Summer was great, but it was time.  My plan for the past few weeks had been to treat myself to Liane Moriarty's Truly Madly Guilty on the first day of school. With rain most of the day, it would have been the perfect day to curl up and read, except it was still humid as hell outside so not exactly blanket and book conditions.   Instead, I felt energized (and frankly thrilled) to be alone in my own home and took the opportunity to get the house tidied up (a bit), crank on laundry, and eat lunch alone while watching Crazy Ex Girlfriend on Netflix.  I also ate ten homemade (but not by me) turtles ... for which I don't feel even a little truly, madly guilty.  

Plus, I am in another "when it rains, it pours" library hold situation.  Four holds in three days.  I need to attack this pile first!  Maybe later today ... after the Costco run I've avoided for two months, after more laundry, and on and on.  Let's take a look at what's waiting ...
 Runaway Wife by Elizabeth Birkelund -- Sounds fun and breezy, plus it's set in the Swiss Alps.

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer -- Some of Amy Schumer's humor is out of my comfort zone, but I find her smart and funny and real.  We'll see what I think of this book.

Siracusa by Delia Ephron and The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close -- I've enjoyed previous books by both authors and am eager to read these two books, especially The Hopefuls.  Both books have been endorsed by Sarah of Sarah's Bookshelves, if you want to check out her mini-reviews.

Thank you, Elmhurst Public Library for ordering all the hottest new books and for having an easy-to-use hold and pick-up system!

What's in your stack?  What's in your hold queue?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for linking to my reviews! And that's a tough choice you've got there! I'd go with Siracusa's got a distinctly summer vibe to it. And the good thing is both are quick reads, so hopefully you can get to both!