Sisters Share It All: Library Books

While we were on vacation, my sisters and I thought it might be fun to start a little blog series where every couple of weeks we all wrote a post on the same topic – three different takes on one thing.

I’m kind of ludicrously excited about the whole thing, actually, and I hope you will find it fun too! If you’d like to write a post on the same topic, you can link up to your post at the bottom.

And so, without further ado:

All three of us are big readers and also avid fans of our various local libraries. I always love seeing what other people are reading and I especially love seeing what my sisters are currently reading. This week we’re all posting about what we have checked out from the library.

Here’s my stack this week:

Library Book Stack

Oh, you’re wondering about that frog? Yes, it’s checked out from the library. Every week, Ella picks a new puppet from the library’s large collection to check out. And then sleeps with it all week. And Bart and I try not to think about the germs associated with such items.

On to the less grimy checkouts. 

Books for Me:
See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles
More Like Her by Liza Palmer
The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen (Bart is reading this and loving it – I’m definitely reading it next)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (I have heard nothing but raves about this one, but it keeps getting recalled to the library before I finish, er, start)
Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman
The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty (this was not particularly good, which made me sad)
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
Apartment Therapy by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
Living Big in Small Apartments by James Grayson Trulove

Picture Books:
Tap Dancing on the Roof by Linda Sue Park
Free Fall by David Wiesner
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always by Tao Nyeu
Stars by Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee
Oh No! Not Again! (Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History) (Or at Least My History Grade) by Mac Barnett and Dan Santat
Shark Vs Train by Christ Barton and Tom Lichtenheld
Chicken Big by Keith Graves
A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na

Inside North Korea (our next Sunday night documentary, suggested by Jenna)
White Collar Season 2

Check out (no pun intended) what Merrick and Landen are reading too: 

And if YOU’D like to share what you’ve checked out from the library, feel free to link to your own post. We’d love to see what you are reading!


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  • Reply Ash September 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I love this series idea… If only my sisters had blogs! 🙂 Looking forward to more of these posts!

  • Reply RA September 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    The Shallows is on my to-read list! I'd be interested to hear what you think.

    Right now from the library, I only have Life as We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer, on audio. I like it so far, and it's been good during my commute. I have a lot more books I own that I need to plug through, so I am trying not to load up my library holds list compulsively. I do wish that our system had a more comprehensive audio collection, although I concede that not EVERYTHING is produced on audio, sigh.

  • Reply Rachel September 4, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    What a fun idea, I love it! For the first time this week I couldn't check out a library book because we had reached our limit. I need to search my house and find all these books!

  • Reply Lisa September 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I added that Mom 101 to my hold list.

    Here's mine:

  • Reply Lexilooo September 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Love this idea for a post- I think I may copy you and show off my big stack!

    Also, love that you can borrow animal friends from the library! I'd also be nervous of germs…and would probably toss it into the washer as soon as I got home with it!

  • Reply heidikins September 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I LOVED "The Shallows" and I am also interested in your review!


  • Reply Karina September 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    What an adorable picture of you girls together! I love it! And I'm not a germaphobe but now that you mention it, Ewwwww! Can you wash them when you get home?

  • Reply Melinda September 4, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Love this idea!!! Way to go ladies! And I'm cracking up about the frog germs, I mean the germy stuffed animals. So sweet of Ella to sleep with a new puppet every week.

  • Reply Elsha September 5, 2012 at 2:57 am

    I actually don't have anything from the library right now! They're remodeling, so we haven't been in a while.

    I'm curious though- how fast do you read, and how much time each day/week do you spend reading? I read quickly, but I go on reading jags where I'll read a whole bunch for a couple weeks and then not read anything for a few weeks.

  • Reply Lady Susan September 5, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I am super paranoid about the germs in our library (after seeing so many snotty-nosed, sick children there) that the idea of checking out stuffed animals from there really grosses me out. Ideally though, that would be a great thing.

  • Reply Melanie September 5, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Okay, I've officially put The Shallows on my to-read list after all of the recommendations here.

    Here's my post:

    • Reply Janssen September 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks for playing along! I added your post to the link thing at the bottom of the post.

  • Reply Jessica September 6, 2012 at 1:07 am

    You guys are adorable. I wish my sisters had blogs!

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