Good afternoon everyone! Today was a strange day. I almost made it to work before receiving a call from my boss telling me not to come into work today. Apparently, the internet wasn’t working properly at work, so everyone was going home. If there aren’t any customers, there’s no point in having me there. Don’t worry-my boss at least paid me for thirty minutes since he informed me of this incident so late. I wasn’t about to let my trip into town go to waste though-I met with an academic advisor for my community classes (surprisingly, they have a building that’s literally five minutes from my job), and I FOUND A LIBRARY!
To be honest, I think I visited this library a couple of times when I was in high school because it was closer to my school. Normally, however, I used another one that was closer to my house. Both are in the same county though, so my card works at both. I was a bit nervous about using my card because I only used it a couple of times these past five years when I was visiting my family from college. My parents also moved to another county (although we’re basically on the border and still frequently shop/work in that area), so I wasn’t sure if my card would still work.
I picked up a few books from a few different sections before trying out my card. I went to the self checkout, held my breath as I scanned my card…and it worked flawlessly. You better bet I’m going to be visiting the library more frequently now!
Let’s get into the books I picked out. I went quickly through the aisles and snatched random books that caught my eye. I stopped myself at six, although this haul only includes five because I accidentally picked up the second book in a series I’ve never read (I can’t read books like that out of order).
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
I thought an autobiography would be nice to read. Anna Kendrick seems like a funny and relatable actress, so I remember putting this book on my want-to-read list. I saw this peeking out at me from the shelf, so I whisked it away in my arms.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
I eyed this book at Barnes & Noble a few times, so when I saw it at a library for FREE, I had to check it out. This is a fantasy book that follows Agnieszka, a girl who lives in a quiet village. Her village depends on a wizard named the Dragon to protect it from the dangerous Woods, but in return for his services, he requires a young woman from the village to serve him for ten years. Based on the summary, Agnieszka fears he will choose her beautiful friend Kasia, but he ends up choosing someone else…
The Doll’s House by M.J. Arlidge
This is my mystery book out of this lot. It’s a part of the Detective Helen Grace thrillers, but this will be the first book that I’ve read in the series. A woman’s body is found on an isolated beach. No one was even looking for her the last few years because someone had been sending messages to her family from her phone. Based on the evidence, Detective Helen Grace believes this criminal is very smart and meticulous, and she has to find him before he kills his next victim.
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
I read a few of John Green’s novels (‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ ‘Paper Towns,’ ‘Looking for Alaska’), but I haven’t checked this one out yet. In the summary, it looks like Aza and her friend Daisy are pursuing the mystery of a billionaire. I love mysteries and was a huge fan of Nancy Drew (or any mystery series really) growing up, so I think this will be a fun read!
Upstream by Mary Oliver
This is a collection of essay’s from Mary Oliver. If you’ve read my February Book Haul post, you would’ve seen that I’ve been getting into Mary Oliver’s poetry lately. She loves incorporating nature into her work, and I’m eager to learn more about her passions and inspirations in this collection.
Those are all the books I picked up from the library! What’ve you been reading lately?