Spring Break

I should have been heading to the airport to catch a plane to Phoenix in about three hours, but alas, Kayla’s husband came down with the plague, forcing us to postpone the trip until April. Fortunately, I have more than enough to occupy my spring break, thanks to my local library, the Austin library system, Inter-library loan, UT’s library, and the Notable Books library.

North of Beautiful
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
The White Darkness
Taken by Storm
The Outsiders
That Summer
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a Novel in Cartoons
Hate That Cat: A Novel
The Gollywhopper Games
Ways to Live Forever
Oh. My. Gods.
Anne of Avonlea DVD
What Would Emma Do?
Dead Until Dark
Nation CD
One Whole and Perfect Day
Kit’s Wilderness
Suite Scarlett
The Writing Class
Saving Francesca
Kiss Me Kill Me
Princess of the Midnight Ball
Sloppy Firsts:
House, M.D. Season Three
How to Ruin My Teenage Life

And this doesn’t even count the 17 books I currently have requests on. What do you have checked out from your library right now?

Thanks to Lisa for the inspiration

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  • Reply peaceful reader March 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    The Red Shoes by Ursula Dubosarsky
    Gone by Michael Grant

    This is not nearly enough but we just took a pile back. The library is on our to-do list for the day though.
    I also have four books I need to finish reading for my fifth grade book clubs: Esperanza Rising, Sea of Monsters, In the year of the boar and Jackie Robinson and Coraline.

  • Reply TheMoncurs March 16, 2009 at 5:11 pm


  • Reply Jennifer Lee March 16, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, and The Middle Place, by Kelly Corrigan. I’m half-way through The Hunger Games and loving it.

  • Reply Literary Feline March 16, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I’m sorry your trip had to be postponed. It looks like you have plenty to keep you busy though during the break. 🙂

  • Reply heidikins March 16, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Holy books batman! I currently don’t have a single book saved…although I have a pile on my nightstand waiting to be read.

    Elegance of the Hedgehog
    Eat, Pray, Love
    The Fountainhead
    African Queen
    The Secret Life of Bees


  • Reply KT March 16, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Sorry about the trip – that really stinks! But, it looks like you’ll be well taken care of!

    I’ve only got a few books from the library at the moment:

    The Moonstone
    Roller Skates
    Al Capone Does my Shirts

    Happy reading!

  • Reply Packrat March 16, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Sorry your friend is sick, and sorry you didn’t get to go on your trip. If you lived here, you probably wouldn’t be going anywhere, either. Snow and snowing hard. (Wonder if Daughter will make it home for break; I sure don’t want her on the road today.)

    I just finished reading Dolly Departed by Deb Baker. I was so excited because she writes mysteries around doll collectors. I wasn’t impressed.

    Also finished Death by Inferior Design by Leslie Caine. It is the first book in the series, but I had already read the newer ones. I think Ms. Caine writes well, but I’m kind of tired of the two heroes being at cross purposes all the time. And, really, do all interior design jobs revolve around a murder or two???

    I still have Twilight and The Invention of Hugo Cabret checked out.

    Looks like you will get TB (tired b**t) from reading so much. 😀

  • Reply Norby Family March 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    You are my hero!

  • Reply Becca March 16, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    A Tale of Two Cities
    Harry Potter 6
    The Abolition of Man

    🙂 you are cool.

  • Reply Lisa C March 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    East of Eden, 2 Haggadahs, Keeping Passover, Last one in is a Rotten Egg, Peter Rabbit’s Happy Easter, The First Easter, The Easter Bunny, There Was a Young Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello, Melvin Bubble, and The Easter Bunny is Coming.

  • Reply Lisa March 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I have all the same ones I had last time I posted, minus some of the quilting ones that I already returned.

    I’m sorry to hear about your trip, but envious of a week of reading.

  • Reply emily kate March 16, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Bummer on the trip but that stack of books looks fantastic!!

  • Reply Deanna H. March 16, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I am waiting for Graceling and Winnie’s War. I get so excited when that library robot voice calls me to tell me I have a book in.

    P.S. I gave you an award on my blog.

  • Reply Elizabeth March 16, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    You have so many of my favorite books in that pile! Woo hoo!
    I am just really hoping you don’t hate Sloppy Firsts.
    Also, thanks for the reminder to add stuff to my reserve list at the library.
    Right now I’m reading Little Brother and it’s dragging, so I might have to ditch it.

  • Reply Ralphie March 16, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Wow, you’re here. And this whole time I was thinking you were gone.

    Right now I have Fairest and Ever, both books are by Gail Carson Levine. I just finished Fairest and really liked it (it’s a retelling of Snow White). I also have A Curse Dark as Gold, by Elizabeth C. Bunce. It’s a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Do you see a theme going on here? I’m very excited to plunge into it.

    Let me know which ones you loved, I’ll add them to my list!

  • Reply Lady Susan March 16, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    *blink, blink* How are you ever going to get them all read before you have to return them again?

  • Reply Mari March 16, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Enjoy all those books!
    I didn’t realize you were in Austin. Me, too!
    Small word. 🙂

  • Reply Science Teacher Mommy March 16, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    What do college students need a “break” from, exactly? 😉

  • Reply kelly March 16, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    I LOVE the Jessica Darling series so hard. Book #5, the final one, is out in April.
    Here’s my list:

  • Reply Lonica March 16, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    My shelf looks surprisingly similar to yours. I would skip the White Darkness though. Totally not worth spending your spring break on… Sorry about your trip. This a great time of year in Phoenix too, and I’m sure Kayla would have loved to see you.

  • Reply Landen March 16, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Costume books… Too bad it is only research reading and not for fun… Oh well! It will still be fun!

  • Reply megan March 17, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Nothing. I clearly need to check something out when I return kids’ books tomorrow. I liked that you have Anne of Avonlea on your list. Hmm.. Maybe I will just read that whole series again.

  • Reply biblauragraphy March 17, 2009 at 1:15 am

    “What do you have checked out from your library right now?”

    You really want me to list all 32 of them? I admit it – I have a problem.

  • Reply Stephanie N. March 17, 2009 at 3:08 am

    i have to second the suggestion to skip the white darkness. i don’t know how to explain why i didn’t like it, but let’s just say some people should never write adolescent lit.

  • Reply Rachel March 17, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Oh geez. So jealous and intimidated. I’m reading Cheaper by the Dozen- hilarious. And I have The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Bankes on my shelf and many others on request. Plus, I’m reading a few different books with my kids (one of my fav. parts of teaching!)

  • Reply karmacoy March 17, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews (good Canadian adult fiction)

    The Wednesday Witch by Ruth Chew (a favourite from my childhood, wanted to see if it was as good as I remebered and reread it with my 7 year old)

    The Only Snow In Havana by Elizabeth Hay (haven’t read yet)

    The Rough Guide to Blogging by Jonathan Yang (I AM going to start a blog!)

    You mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid Or Crazy?! A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo (still working my way through this one… will have to renew it… again! A typical situation for ADDers!)

  • Reply Alison Stewart March 19, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Can’t wait to hear what you think about some of those……I expect goodread review at the least (I assume you won’t do blog reviews on all of them).

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