Library Woes

getting books out from oakville library

Ninety percent of the books I read, I get from the library. While this is a huge cost savings, it does sometimes result in two problems.

  1. A dry spell. I have tons of books on hold, but none of them are ready yet. Truthfully, it makes me antsy! I am so used to filling time (waiting, before bed, a few minutes to rest) by reading that I am not quite sure what to do with that empty time.
  2. Too many books at once. Here is the other side of the coin when eight books I was waiting for all come in at once. I am an avid reader, but I just can’t push through that much volume! Which means I either have to return some and put them back on my holds list or give up the rest of my life entirely, and do nothing but read (not really an option).

So, number one is where I am at right now (picture me drumming my fingers on the table). The good news is, while I have been waiting for some books to arrive, I have done more research and added many more books to my reading list.

Some of the new additions include:

  • Force of Nature by Jane Harper
  • Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (this is actually our September Book Club pick)
  • Distance Home by Paula Saunders
  • Ohio by Stephen Markley
  • Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
  • The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
  • The Boat People by Sharon Bala
  • Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton (Reese Witherspoon‘s latest pick)

But you see what I mean? So many more great books I want to read and they will most likely all come at me at the same time. Oh well, there are certainly worse problems to have – ha!

How’s your summer reading going? While reading is a favourite pastime of mine, I am making sure my kids get plenty of reading in this summer too. We are currently making our way through The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl and reading the Galaxy Zack series. Another great way to sneak reading in is with books on tape. Last week during our travel to the cottage, we listed to The Spiderwick Chronicles and earlier this summer we listed to two Magic Treehouse books. Makes the car ride go by much faster (and certainly limits the complaints, questions, bickering)!

Hopefully more book reviews up soon!


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