In the words of Cait… I ate the library this week. It wasn’t completely my fault though. I take Elsa to a baby group every week in the library and while we are there we choose some books for her to take home for the week. She hates it in the adult library though and usually screams all the way round so I have stopped attempting to browse for books for myself. These days I reserve everything online which means I can just pop in and check the books out before Elsa has a tantrum. Usually my reservations take one or two weeks to be ready for collection so I do it in advance. Last week I picked up five books, four of which are pictured below. I also got Half Bad by Sally Green which I read and returned already.
I then reserved three more books to pick up when I’d finished with my current loans: Black Bird volume 2 (even though I didn’t really like volume 1 too much), Saga Volume 1 and The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami. I got the notification that they had arrived pretty quickly but I figured it was a one off and decided to reserve some other books over the weekend. When I went to return my books and pick up the three that had arrived (plus Insurgent) I found a huge stack waiting for me on the reservations shelf. I felt a little bit silly checking them all out and now my TBR is ridiculous but I’m excited to read all of these. One of the problems with reserving online though is that you can’t always tell if you are selecting the right thing. I ended up with The Way of Kings part 2 instead of part 1 because they were both listed as ‘The Way of Kings’. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to go ahead and reserve part 1 now too…
Elsa loves the library. She usually gets tons of books out and scatters them all over the floor and I end up frantically tidying up before the Rattle and Rhyme group starts.
She is really into Maisy books and we are slowly making our way through all of them! We managed to find three that we haven’t had before today so she was pretty pleased with that. We also picked up a Ladybird Toddler Touch book. We have had quite a few from the Baby Touch range and she really likes them so I thought we’d try one for older children this time. Her vocabulary is really coming on at the moment and there are lots of new words in this book for her to learn. If you’ve got a little one I definitely recommend checking out these books and the Apps that are available for the iPhone too.
I tried to take a picture before she got to them but there was no chance! It’s pretty much a constant stream of books in our house. She gets quite annoyed if she wants someone to read to her and everyone is busy.
So that’s my completely over-the-top library haul for this week. Obviously I am not going to read all these before my next library trip but I will try not to take any more out until I have cleared these. I’m actually reading a review copy at the moment (The Deadly 7 by Garth Jennings) so I won’t even be starting on my library books yet!