Once again, here is In My Bookbag. This is my version of In My Mailbox, a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.
I do have quite a few books this week, but I am really bummed that none of my library holds came in. I’m waiting for a few should-be-awesome titles to arrive, but they’re all currently marked as in transit. I blame the crazy Massachusetts winter, and the snow days that public libraries have had to take.
Nonetheless, I did go to my local public library’s book sale this morning. I thought I was being smart by getting there 10 minutes before the library opened. However, when I arrived there already was a HUGE line of people, ready and eager to get their mitts on every serviceable book in view. Despite all of the pushing, shoving, and general book-crazed madness, I got a few.
Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race by Bob Fenster
This looked like it had the potential to be hilarious. Why not?
Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 by Garrison Keillor
I enjoy listening to Garrison Keillor talk about Lake Wobegon on A Prairie Home Companion.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
I read The Virgin Suicides my freshman year of college, and absolutely loved it. I’m not sure why I’ve put off reading this one, but I finally have it. It also won the Pulitzer, for whatever that’s worth.
Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar
How could I pass up a Sachar book I haven’t read yet?!
The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum
My dad used to read me the Oz books before bed when I was a little kid, so for some time now I’ve wanted to go back and read them all in order. I’m one step closer to having the books ready
That’s all I got from the book sale, but then I also checked out a few titles last week.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I have to know what the hype is about, so I picked this up from the library where I work since the holds at the public library would take ages to get through.
The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams
The cover is a really cool thick cutaway overlay onto purple endpapers. The image doesn’t do the binding justice.
A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
This one has a beautiful cover, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a heartbreaker.
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
This one sounds good and creepy!