Saturday, July 30, 2011

I Went to the Library and Got Lucky

I found this fun idea today and just have to join in. Crazy for Books is sponsoring a blog hop every Friday. The blogs will be all about books, reviews, new books we can't wait to read, and everything fabulous about books! This makes my heart flutter with happiness!

Book Blogger Hop
The question of the week is this:
“Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can’t wait to dig into!”

Easy one, as I just went to the library yesterday and got lucky! Our library has a Lucky You section. "Hot" books are on the Lucky You shelf, and if you are lucky, you find the hot one(s) you can't wait to read. You have one week in which to read them. I hit the jackpot yesterday when I found two:
Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
Room by Emma Donoghue

I was so excited! I immediately put aside the book I'm currently reading, and started reading Shadow Tag. I am over halfway through, so I know I'll finish it today and can dive into Room very soon.

Erdrich is such a great writer and wordsmith. She's amazing! Once I was lucky enough to attend a book discussion AT her very own bookstore in Minneapolis with Erdrich HERSELF in attendance. That was fun. I tried not to be intimidated, even though I'm awed by authors and especially super intelligent ones like Erdrich. I love her bookstore, but don't get there very often, even though I sort of live in the area. My sister also owns a bookstore (I know.. aren't you jealous?) so that's my book shopping place of choice. I get a Sister's discount, don't-cha know!

What fun would life be without books?? I think it's time to go curl up with Shadow Tag and get it back on that Lucky You shelf.


pussreboots said...

I love it when the library reads my mind and has books on display that I want to read. :D

I've posted a picture of an adorable baby pickle. It's an illustration from the book I'm highlighting. Please come see what book I'm reading!

Bittner said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
I haven't heard of Shadow Tag but my sister read Room recently and she was raving about it. I'm hoping to read it soon as well so I hope you like it.

Have a great weekend!

amyer23 said...

New follower! Libraries always have great reads. Sometimes I can find really good books I haven't heard of before. That's always nice!

Amanda Welling
Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

Howard Sherman said...

I’m seeing a lot of single answer responses with Twilight being by far the most popular choice. I really must analyze all the elements of that series that send girls ga-ga. Such studies are a part of the never-ending "code breaking” we males need to continuously execute to understand and relate with the fairer sex.

I’ve cracked about 80% of the code. I will continue cracking the code until I reach 100% success. Then I’ll write a book for men and become a billionaire overnight.


I’ve got four different series I can read over and over again. Three of them were written by deceased authors and three of them are fantasy adventures.

Follow me back to my blog at and find out how far off the beaten track I’ve gone with my favorite book series!

Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

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Howard Sherman said...

I loved this week’s question! I’ve made so many friends in the book blog world and am really impressed with so many blogs it was hard to hunker down and make a choice.

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