12 Jan 2013

library card exhibitionist


This edition of the Library Card Exhibitionist comes with the following complications:

1) On December 6th, I checked my account and noticed that a VAST majority of my checked out books were due on December 7th. And a frightening majority of that majority hit up against the five renewal limit, or were requested by other patrons.

I have a bad back/neck/shoulders, so to maintain my health and happiness, I am now sticking to a strict “No More Than 2 Books in Your Purse” rule. Unless I can trick The Boy into serving as my beast of burden with a full back-pack, I am doomed to overdue hell for awhile.

2) On December 3rd, I put a random hold on yet another book that caught my eye for one second and I thought about the shelf of (soon to be overdue) books on my shelf at home and I said to myself “JESSICA YOU ARE OUT OF CONTROL.” I have put myself in Hold Jail for awhile. I mean, I went ahead and put any books that I simply MUST read on hold on December 3rd, but other than that, I am done for awhile. I am not sure when I will be released from jail, but it will be awhile. It is about Kid Lit awards time, too – please admire my restraint. Or question my adherence to arbitrary, self-imposed rules, whichever you deem more appropriate.

Anyway, I am a neurotic librarian who needs more meaningful hobbies, but on with the show?

Checked Out

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

You’re Not Doing it Right by Michael Ian Black

Blizzard of Glass by Sally M. Walker

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Melissa Joulwan

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

The Plant Hunters by Anita Silvey

Ask Elizabeth by Elizabeth Berkley

Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller

The Molasses Flood by Deborah Kops

Kamakwie by Kathleen Martin

Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook by Martha Stewart

Rookie Yearbook One ed. by Tavi Gevinson

Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan by Rick Bowers

Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Motherland by Amy Sohn

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


Checked Out and Overdue (!)

The Impostor’s Daughter: A True Memoir by Laurie Sandell

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach


On Hold

Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success by Penelope Trunk

Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The State: The Complete Series

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle

Paleo Slow Cooking by Chrissy Gower

It Starts with Food by Dallas Hartwig

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Invisible War

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change your Life in Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe

5 Broken Cameras

The 12 Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

Building Stories by Christopher Ware

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg


Beasts of the Southern Wild

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

The Best Exotic Marigold

The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

The Dark Knight Rises

Liberal Arts




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