Hey there chickens!
I am happy to say that we’ve made it to the middle of the week.
You can’t ask for much more than that, right?
I didn’t think so.
I’ve been (thus far) enjoying the mild weather, grinding through the work week, and re-discovering my reading list.
After nine months of my book-heavy leadership class, I decided I was ready to get back to the stacks, and signed into my Chicago Library account to see what kind of damage I’d done in the fines department.
Restricted, was what I expected to see on my profile.
Restricted is a terrible fate, chicks, because it means “can’t put books on hold until you walk yourself down here and give us exact change for your sins.”
The CPL means business.
However, much to my delight, I saw a status of Good when I checked it out.
I asked JW if he had paid my fines (which he sometimes does, since I’m equal parts forgetful and reliant on my library card), but he said no, he hadn’t done it.
So thanks, CPL, for the amnesty.
I appreciate it.
As soon as I realized that I again had free reign over the catalog, I put a few things on hold:
Gone Girl is one of those books everyone’s talking about, and I’ve also seen it on my blogging circle as a popular read. Sold.
A Reliable Wife was recommended to me by Ky’s mom, who aside from just being one of my favorite people, is a librarian.
She’s always got something for me, thank God.
My friend B has been recommending Rules of Civility to me for a long time, but for some reason, the title led me to believe it was some kind of book about the particulars of societal living.
Then I found out it was about a woman living in New York City in the 30s and her uprising on the scene, and decided it sounded enough like Gossip Girl for me to be interested.
I’m only sort of kidding.
In any case, while I wait for my books to march onto the shelf, I picked up Alice Hoffman’s Fortune’s Daughter for a re-read.
I love Alice Hoffman. If you haven’t read her, start with Practical Magic and come find me when you’re finished with everything she’s written.
Actually, scratch that. Make sure to take a break every two to three books, or you’ll be brooding all winter. Alice’s books can get a little dark.
So, chickadees. Here’s my question. Once I blow through these three: what’s next? Tell me what you’re reading- I’ll get it on my list.