Oh how I love my public library! Books loitering on the tables, chairs, bed and shelves.

Hey all fellow book lovers in all forms. Hope everyone is dealing with their extreme weather issues sanely. I so love my public library! I’m not kidding. When I chat with friends elsewhere I am constantly amazed at the sad state of affairs when it comes to their library pickings. I’m also even more grateful for what is at my fingertips for the asking via my own free books lender.

So here’s a few items, in no particular order,  that have recently found their way into my hot hands:

Life Everlasting, The Animal Way of Death by Bernd Heinrich

Good Prose, The Art of Nonfiction by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd

Emma Goldman, A Documentary History of the American Years, Vol. 1 Made for America, 1890-1901, Editor Candace Falk

Where Tigers Are At Home by Jean-Marie Blas De Robles

 

Backyard Medicine, Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies by Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal

Sasha and Emma, The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman by Paul Avrich and Karen Avrich

Cave Art by Jean Clottes

The Wild Places by Robert MacFarlane

Hijacked by Your Brain, How to Free Yourself When Stress Takes Over by Dr. Julian Ford and Jon Wortman

Moscow But dreaming  by Ekaternia Sedia

Primal Connection by Mark Sisson

A Dangerous Woman: the Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman written and picturized by Sharon Rudahl

Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin

Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch

What the heck are the rest of you reading? Come on, share and share alike. Don’t be shy.  Someone might find something interesting if we trade some titles.

 

NOTE: Publisher for Where Tigers Are At Home, The Other Press,  http://www.otherpress.com/books/book?ean=9781590515624

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7 Comments

  1. July 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    HI! Love your library suggestion. Libraries are the coolest places – even in winter. Nice book list – have read some and now have some new to explore

    • July 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Hola mouse! Libraries may be the height of human invention. Nice of you to visit my blogcasa. But! You’ve done a post and run without offering a book in trade. What books are you reading? Hmm? Come on, fair trade time. Please.

      • July 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

        started one by Berry about the Tudor “plot”/treasure – King’s Deception or something…not sure when I’ll have time to get back to it

      • July 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm

        Okay, keep your books close to your chest. Your choice, phiosphermouseofthehedge. Thanks for the favor of your reply as riddlesome as it is. 🙂

  2. July 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Not only do I love my local (little town) library, but I love even more that the main county library has a HUGE annual book sale where hardcover books are $1 and paperback $.50 on Sunday (Saturday, twice that.) My little local library also has books for sale for that price. So while I sometimes borrow, I more often buy at those prices and then savor the option to read them whenever the urge strikes. Then I donate them back to the library and they can sell them again. 🙂
    Some waiting to be read chez moi –
    A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – David Wroblewski]
    The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
    The Dovekeepers – Alice Hoffman
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
    The Outermost House – Henry Beston
    The Edible Woman – Margaret Atwood
    and quite a few more!
    Go libraries!
    Jeanne

    • July 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      OOO Jeanne, it seems you and I are on the same Love Libraries wavelength big time! LOL. Thank you for your wonderful sharing of books, sales and great donation idea! Namaste!

  3. Meg said,

    July 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I love libraries, my recent move took me away (had to drive rather than walk or bike) from the one with the best books, now I seem to be reading only books at a post high school intellectual level. My friend’s daughter who is a pre-teen here in paradise lamented to me one day that there is only one public library nearby. And it made me realize that complaining of the one in walking distance being not nearly as wonderful as my old one, is actually a privilege.


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