Library Haul

I love libraries, especially my local library. And not just because I used to work in one, LOL. I go through spurts, but basically, I read A LOT. So, it’s either go in debt buying a whole lot of books or become a regular patron at my local library. The library became my enabler and dealer for my reading habit.

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It’s a rarity if I don’t have anything checked out from the library. They don’t always have all the books on my TBR list, but they usually have a lot. My local city library is part of this wonderful thing called the county library system – so all the city libraries in our county are connected. One free library card = access to several city libraries. That means more books for me (and everyone else)! If my library doesn’t have the book (or books) that I’m looking for, I can go online and see if the other libraries in the county have it. Then I can request the book, and I can pick it up at my local library or even have it mailed to me! It’s awesome! I can even get on waiting lists for pre-published titles (books that haven’t been released yet).

So, I request books and get on waiting lists via the library. Occasionally, this happens.

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This is my library haul from last week. All of these books came in at the same time!!  Some were newly requested (Lola and the Boy Next Door, Isla and the Happily Ever After, Legend, etc) and others I’ve been on waiting lists (Heir of Fire, Dorothy Must Die, Fatal Fortune, etc). I get to check them out for 2 weeks and can renew them if there is no one waiting for them.

Challenge accepted.

I’ve already read 4 of them (& really enjoyed them!): Soul Screamers Volume 1 by Rachel Vincent, while a big book, it was actually read pretty quickly. It’s 2 books and a novella of the Soul Screamers series. I’d previously read the 2 books, it was the novella that I was interested in. Then Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, and finally Fatal Fortune by Victoria Laurie.

So, that leaves me with Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, Legend by Marie Lu, Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover, and Variant by Robison Wells.

No problem – I can do this!!

Then I got an email that more of my requests were in. So, this is what I picked up this week.

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Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Lost Voices by Sarah Porter, Losing Hope and Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. Looks like I have a lot of reading to do over these next 2 weeks! Woohoo!!   :-)

What about you – are you a regular visitor of the library? Do you usually get a library haul like this or even bigger?

LoveTricia

Comments

    • Tricia says

      Aww sorry your local library isn’t full of YA. It really makes a difference that all our city libraries are connected via the county library system — if my local one doesn’t have what I’m looking for, there’s hope that one of the other 15 will have it! They do get a lot of popular YA, but not as much from indie authors. It really helps me not spend a fortune on books! Thanks for stopping by!!

  1. says

    I LOVE YOUR LIBRARY HAUL! Sorry for the shouty caps but it’s to express my excitement! *wink* So many good books…Heir of Fire is absolutely fabulous and don’t even get me started on Fangirl. Those books are my favorites!! Enjoy all your books Tricia….that should keep you busy for a few weeks! :)

    • Tricia says

      Oh my goodness!!! I’m in the middle of Heir of Fire (it’s HUGE!!!) now — there’s so much going on in this book!! And life is getting in the way of me finishing it!! I’m really hoping Fangirl is as good or better than Eleanor & Park!! Definitely a good library haul so far, I’m really enjoying them!! :-)

      • Cristina says

        HoF is huge but so worth it! Long books are awesome when it’s an amazing story, you know? Rainbow Rowell can do no wrong is my eyes, I’ve read 3 out of her 4 books and loved all of them but E&P and Fangirl are my favorites. I still need to read Landline. I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy FG but go in with an open mind because it is different but still so good. ;)

      • Cristina says

        HoF is huge but so worth it! Long books are awesome when it’s an amazing story, you know? Rainbow Rowell can do no wrong is my eyes I’ve read 3 out of her 4 books and loved all of them but E&P and Fangirl are my favorites. I still need to read Landline. I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy FG but go in with an open mind because it is different but still so good. ;)

  2. says

    I really need to take better advantage of our awesome library system Tricia. I am blessed I work only a few steps from our main library but I don’t go in often enough. Looking forward to a Fangirl review!!! I hope it is as golden as Eleanor & Park.
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    • Tricia says

      Yes, you definitely should take more advantage of the library system, especially since you’re so close to one!! Even if I hadn’t worked at my local library awhile back, they’d still know me because I’m in there so much! I’m really hoping Fangirl is as good or even better than (if that’s possible!) E&P! So many books! Thanks for stopping by! Can’t wait to hear about your NY trip!! :-)

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