I have been to the ……Library

Now as a voracious reader, you would think that I spent a lot of time in the library, but I don’t. I have more than enough books at home, over 150 to read according my Goodreads to read list. Lets not even count those on my kindle shall we? No! But I will quickly pass over that. I had time, the weather was nice and I was after a PG Wodehouse Jeeves and Wooster book to read, I fancied some silly humour and Jeeves and more importantly Bertie Wooster was going to hit the spot. Plus it would add to one of my challenges for 2013.

So off I went, feeling virtuous because I walked there and back. Stopping at the hairdresser on the way (I have been to the…… Hairdresser). Now I was never going to pick up one book was I?

If I had given more thought to it, I would have brought a bag with me but no matter. I found a Wodehouse – Very Good Jeeves though there was not a vast choice.


The Roundabout Man by Clare Morrall, I spotted this probably a couple of years ago on a blog and have hovered with it the bookshop many a time, but for some reason did not buy it. When I saw it on the shelf, I thought I would stop the hovering.

So there is also the third Flavia de Luce novel by Alan Bradley A Red Herring Without Mustard. I am getting behind reading these as I think he is up to book 5 of Flavia’s adventures .

Then there is three Quick Reads books, not for me, but for my dad. Quick Reads are a great initiative to get people reading, the length of these books, the languages and the font size, are ideal for my dad who doesn’t like overly complicated books or ones with too many characters. He read quite a few of this years selection and wanted to read more rather impatiently if I must say. Mum and I were looking to get him more but so far had not got round to it. I stumbled across these by pure accident in the library and had that light bulb moment when I thought – “why had I not thought of coming here before to look for some more for him”. There was plenty of choice so it will keep him going for a while at least.

Then the last book on the pile is by Ben Aaronvitch Rivers of London. I saw Ben speak at the recent newbooks magazine Readers Day and was captured by his writing as well as his wry dry wit. What better chance to give one of the books a go by borrowing it from the library.

So there you go, my visit to the library. I should go more often, but I expect lots of us say that, and I was impressed by the amount of recent books they had on their shelves – I spotted a copy of Perfect by Rachel Joyce waiting to be read. It was on the floor for some reason, I moved it to a more prominent position.

There were no Mary Stewart, which was a shame because I fancied reading one of these for the Mary Stewart week coming up in September but no matter I can always buy one. No Georgette Heyer which again is a challenge for 2013 and I have not got round to reading any yet. I thought with it being holiday time it might be a good opportunity.

And because it is holiday time there is bound to be a I have been to the…. bookshop post! Do pop back!

6 thoughts on “I have been to the ……Library

  1. I have enjoyed a few of Clare Morrall’s books, though I’ve not yet read The Roundabout Man. All of them were borrowed from my local library, so she must be popular with the people who decide which books make it into public libraries.

  2. I enjoyed all of the first four Flavia de Luce books and you’ve reminded me that I still need to look for the fifth one! It’s a shame you couldn’t find anything by Mary Stewart or Georgette Heyer – I love them both and hope you will too.

  3. I love the Quick Read books. Perfect for a few hours in the garden, in between the longer books! Have read Rivers and thoroughly enjoyed it .

  4. I love the Flavia de Luce books too, and you can’t go wrong with a spot of Wodehouse. The Rivers Of London is very, very clever with a fantasic baddie. Looking forward to hearing what you think about it!

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