23 Sep 2012

library card exhibitionist

Every day or so, a book appears on the hold shelf for me.

Every day or so, I take that book off the hold shelf and put it in my office to check out later.

Because I cannot physically carry home the amount of books I put on hold.

This is a cycle that will never end.

This is my drawer of shame.

Checked Out

  1. Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
  2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  3. Marriage Rules by Harriet Lerner
  4. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  5. Midnight in Paris
  6. The Muppets Movie
  7. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman
  8. Domino Book of Decorating by Deborah Needleman
  9. The Book of Mormon Girl by Joanna Brooks
  10. The Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw
  11. Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney
  12. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
  13. Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach
  14. Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers
  15. How Fiction Works by James Wood
  16. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
  17. Penelope by Rebecca Harrington
  18. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  19. The Five Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman
  20. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max
  21. I Thought It Was Just Me by Brene Brown
  22. The Impostor’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell
  23. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  24. The New Rules of Marriage by Terrence Real
  25. Signed by Zelda by Kate Feiffer
  26. This is not a Test by Courtney Summers
  27. Confessions of an Introvert: The Shy Girl’s Guide to Career, Networking and Getting the Most Out of Life by Meghan Wier
  28. Fifty Shades Darker by E L James (judge away)
  29. MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche

On Hold

  1. Daring Greatly:How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
  2. The Future of Us by Jay Asher
  3. Happy Endings, Season One
  4. Jeff Who Lives at Home
  5. My Teenage Dream Ended by Farrah Abraham
  6. Titanic
  7. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray – audio
  8. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos – audio
  9. Every Day by David Levithan
  10. Sharpen Your Hells: Mrs. Moneypenny’s Career Advice for Ambitious Women
  11. A Wrinkle in Time Graphic Novel by Hope Larson
  12. Young House Love by Sherry Petersik
  13. 2012 Olympics: USA Women’s Gymnastics (I didn’t have cable!!)
  14. The House That Groaned by Karrie Fransman
  15. Live Through This by Mindi Scott
  16. No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Michaeux Nelson
  17. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  18. Off Balance: A Memoir by Dominique Moceanu
  19. The Dinner by Herman Koch
  20. Dare Me by Megan Abbott
  21. Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
  22. It Starts With Food by Dallas Hartwig
  23. The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle
  24. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  25. Motherland by Amy Sohn
  26. You’re Not Doing It Right by Michael Ian Black
  27. Mad Men Season 5
  28. God Bless America
  29. Shameless Season 2
  30. Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
  31. The Wire Season 1
  32. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
  33. Wanderlust
  34. How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
  35. The Artist
  36. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  37. The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
  38. The Hunger Games
  39. Cabin in the Woods
  40. The Five-Year Engagement
  41. Marvel’s The Avengers
  42. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Posted on September 23, in books


  1. allison wrote:

    I hope you share your thoughts on Tucker Max’s book. I only know one or two other people who liked it.

    Did you hear about Jonah Lehrer’s fiasco with made-up quotes? I read his first book and had the others on my list, but those news items kind of changed my opinion of him being worth reading.

    Posted on 9.23.12 · Reply to comment
    • jessica wrote:

      Haha, I was thinking about you when I checked out Tucker Max. I read the first chapter and was pretty appalled, but then again, I have low tolerance for gross-out stories. We’ll see how THAT works out.

      And I DID hear about that! But I didn’t but the story and the name together, since I’ve been on hold for the book since 1997. Hmmm…

      Posted on 9.23.12 · Reply to comment
    • Tomissa wrote:

      Tucker Max also has a free e-book that I read in one night because I always get suckered into his books and his trashy humor.

      Posted on 9.24.12 · Reply to comment
  2. Tomissa wrote:

    MWF Seeking BFF is such a good book! Helped me break into my non-fiction reading streak I had going earlier on in the year.

    I really want to read Penelope. I saw it on another blog and they reviewed it well, so now I’m tempted to check it out.

    Is it just us, or are there other people out there who just love to hoard library books?

    Posted on 9.24.12 · Reply to comment

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