Friday, January 24, 2014

Literary Friday–A trip to the Library

It always gives me the best feeling to check out a big stack of books from the library.


So I set out to make the short trip to my local library for these. (thanks Nana Diana for encouraging me!)

Doesn’t it make you excited to see so many pretty covers and know there will be stories to enjoy between the covers of each one….or at least some of them.


I got my Goodreads page caught up and I finally decided to list a couple that I didn’t like. I always read at least 50 pages but I can usually tell whether I like a book by that time.

I think I’ll start with this one. Or I might just read a mystery this weekend.


I’m joining Ricki Jill at Art @ Home today!

I wanted to request The Goldfinch but I would have been #73 in the queue! lol

And one of my favorite authors has a new book out, Lost Lake! I can’t wait to read it. This is the email I got from Sarah this week.

Dear Readers,

It has been a long and eventful three years since my last book, but I'm thrilled to say that the pub day for my new book, Lost Lake, has finally arrived! It's now on sale wherever books are sold. Thank you for taking this journey with me.

Wishing you all good things for this New Year.


What are you reading right now?


The Bear's Blog said...

I love books. It saddens me when I see so many people reading from their IPad's , even books on tape (if they do that anymore) etc. It's holding the book, turning pages that makes reading so enjoyable.

Enjoy your weekend.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, I just love books and a stack of books make my heart skip a beat. I have a kindle, but it's just not the same as turning pages and holding a book in your hands. A book will always be my first love and I love my library shelves filled to the top!!
Enjoy your first new read.
Hope it's good!

Unknown said...

The only thing better than a stack of my books is a stack of library books for my girls. Your titles look very good, I will have to check them out.


Nancy's Notes said...

That a great stack of books! Love reading and I like to have real book in my hands! I've just started reading The Most of Nora Ephron.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I'm reading Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny but I'm finding it slow to get into. I'm trying hard not to give up on this one ... got till next Thursday when it is library day.

Montanagirl said...

I haven't been doing a lot of reading lately. I started a Zane Grey book called "Black Mesa" a couple months ago and I still haven't finished it. I love the old Western stories.

Acorn to Oak said...

It's always so much fun to bring home a bunch of books from the library. It's like shopping and getting stuff for free...even though they have to be returned. It's exciting! Then, there's that library book smell. :-) Enjoy your books!

Patsy said...

I read most of my books now on my e-reader but I do still buy books. I am reading a Helen Bryan
book now.

Sola Scriptura said...

I love to read too. I hope you have a lovely weekend getting into a new story!

Vee said...

I started out so well with books...perhaps I'll take the boys to the library for a few books today. Thanks!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like going to the library also. I usually just look around for what books are displayed with pretty covers LOL
I always check out the decorating and shabby chic books also. In this weather all we can do is read and cook oh then eat it. LOL
below zero here last 2 mornings

JG said...

I stopped in for a dose of FL sunshine, Diane! :) Your stack of books is great. I'm reading "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child" by Bob Spitz. It's a large book, so I'm happy to be reading it on my Kindle Paperwhite.

annie said...

love going to the library, I read Amish fiction mostly, and have a big stack right now, plus a new Audubon bird book, with bird house patterns, and Emotions by Dr.Charles Stanley.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love reading also and just started The Goldfinch. I got it on my Kindle for under $10 which I decided wasn't too bad. I usually buy used or borrow from the library but wanted to go ahead and read this one. Hugs!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love Isobel Allende's books!

Stacey said...

I went to the library this week too. Got two books by Clyde Edgerton. :)

Christine said...

That looks like a book bonanza! I've been reading freebies on the iPad.
Enjoy the weekend!

NanaDiana said...

I am reading The Winter Witch and it is fascinating so far. I read Belle Ruin years ago- I see you have that one there. So glad you are OUT and about and got some books! xo Diana

RURAL said...

I love libraries...thank goodness we have one only minutes away in our little town. Without that, what would I do?

The other ones are a long drive away.

They only allow 100 holds, and I am so close to that number all of the time, I love books!


Carola Bartz said...

I just love reading - I always have. I just finished "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin which I loved. It inspired me to re-read "A gift from the sea" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, such a beautiful treasure!

Linda H said...

I love a stack of books too. I always have a stack waiting for me to get to it.. I read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt (on your recommendation) on the plane to and from FL. Now reading The Murder Stone by Charles Todd (given to me by my FL friend).

Trace4J said...

Oh how I love a good book.
So much fun to escape to somewhere else.
Woolie hugs

Brenda Pruitt said...

I don't think you want The Gold Finch. It is nearly 800 pages long and is our February book club pick, but not very well liked. I got through about 100 pages. But it's one of those books that is very tedious. One scene goes on and on and on. Talk to someone who has finished it. I can't.

Buttercup said...

I was at the library today, too. When I checked my book out the librarian reminded me I already have five books out. Right now I'm reading Sue Grafton's "W is for Wasted" and liking it a lot. Happy reading!

Chatty Crone said...

I love books and the library - and I will miss the day that they may be gone!

Simply Shelley said...

I am so over due for a trip to my local library :) Thanks for the reminder.....blessings

acorn hollow said...

always try to have a book going all the time.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

When I lived in Brooklyn my library branch was a couple blocks away so I went in almost every day, Diane. Now it is a five mile car ride and I don't go as often :( I bought a new book at Costco this week --the Wide and Starry Sky--looks good!

September Violets said...

I have a pile of books still waiting for me from Christmas. I started reading the first one, but just can't seem to get into. It just doesn't sound genuine to me, and it's just not getting off the ground. Enjoy your weekend of reading! We're getting a blizzard today, so I'm staying home snug indoors with a candle burning, my laptop, books & knitting. Wendy x

Sam I Am...... said...

I love books too and I just updated my Goodreads and finally put their widget on my blog. I'd like to have the ones I just finished on their too with my review. We'll see, I've been trying to "gussie up" my blog...stay tuned! LOL!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Once I spotted your post title I had to investigate of course. Seems I am not the only one to leave the library with a 'few' books!
Would you believe the post comes just next door, and then there is this lovely second hand shoppe two doors down?...Books, I cannot live without them!
Enjoy the novels (and love the 'new' hair colour!)

Ricki Treleaven said...

So what did you decide on (to read first)??? I am such a sucker for a pretty cover….truly I am. :D

Diane, I'm reading Lost Lake, and I'm really liking it so far!!! I'll feature it next Friday.

I'm intrigued by Maya's Notebook!!!

Thanks so much for linking-up!

Ricki Jill

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I loved that series by Martha Grimes that you have there on the bottom of your library pile. Need to check to make sure I've read them all. I've gotten a little spoiled by my Kindle, but I still check books out of the library. Most of them are for Bill though, because he wants to hold a real book when he reads!

Anonymous said...

Well, obviously I am not as prolific a reader as you are :D As an ex-librarian I should be completely ashamed of myself but I read a lot of books on my Kindle. In my defense I would never have purchased a Kindle on my own but my sister-in-law gave me one for my birthday in 2012. I have to admit the slim size and light weight is nice, especially when in bed at night. One can also read while ye olde spouse is sleeping, the thing is its own light as well. I do feel terrible torn about the Kindle industry though and my beloved bound paper books possible extinction! :(
Happy reading my dear friend,
Beth P