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Happy Fourth of July! I’ll be joining millions of Americans in barbecuing, hanging out with friends and family, and then watching some fireworks. And it’s a day off work! While I love “my” teens at the library, it’s also nice to have a day off, you know? Speaking of work… a shout out to all the summer librarians out there! Where I am, we’re in it to the elbows (at least!) with all kinds of Summer Reading fun, and I know we’re not alone. So here’s a toast to everyone out there planning & leading summer library programs!
Ya’ll are probably getting used to my rather long lists when it’s my turn to host; it’s very hard to work in a library and not bring home all the books. I think I kept my book stack to a reasonable level this time! It’s been about a month since my last hosting, and I only have two new purchases and seven library loans.
The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh: In June, I hosted Renee Ahdieh, Carrie Ryan, and Brendan Reichs at my library. It was such a fun evening! As the authors talked about their books, this one really caught my eye as one to have.
The Fireflies Book by Brett Ortler: Also in June, I went on a camping trip with some family and friends to see a special fireflies spectacle in the Great Smoky Mountains. There’s this phenomenon that only happens in this one place at this one time of the year: thousands of fireflies all blinking in unison! I don’t have words for how cool this experience was. Whenever a gift shop presents itself to me, I have to find a book for more information on the place I’m visiting!
Mug Meals by Dina Cheney: Once a month I do a cooking program at my library, and I’m thinking some of these would be fun to try with the teens!
Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton: This one came from a recommendation, but it looks pretty information-dense. Might take me a little bit to get around to.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: Another one from recommendation! On my personal blog, I’m doing the PopSugar Reading Challenge, and I needed “a book that made you cry.” This one came with the recommendation for potential to fulfill that!
Red: A History of the Redhead by Jacky Collis Harvey: Does this one need explanation? 😉
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer: Despite all the hype years back, I never read this series. I’m doing it on audiobook during the commute, and the reader was really good.
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan: As I mentioned above, I met the author last month. I was able to try her book out through my library.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson: Another recommendation! One character on the front cover is a redhead, so that’s a good sign. 😉
What about you? What did you bring home this week? Leave a link below by clicking on the link-up or leaving a comment.