WWW Wednesday #28


www-wednesdaysA weekly meme hosted by Samanneelizabeth formerly hosted by MizB all about, what we’re, Currently, Just Finished and About to Read

 


• What are you currently reading?

I’m still reading this book, why? It’s sort of painful but I don’t want to get into the habit of not finishing books this year.

 

• What did you recently finish reading?

This was good, nothing to write home about or in my case a review. Easton ex-pro tennis player turned history teacher (there were a lot of scenes with her in the classroom which was very interesting) and Tyler Marek who’s kid is in her classroom. We all know where that leads. Even so, it was surprisingly well done like all Penelope Douglas novels.

 

• What do you think you’ll read next?

Roomie Wars was perfect line of male and female roommates turn lovers but only after 4 years of platonic friendship. It was sweet. And now they’re getting married and I can’t wait.

  

Happy WWW Wednesday!

 

 

Getting Books the Old-Fashioned Way: Libraries

 

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I used to love libraries. I would collect library cards from from every city or state I’ve lived in, I have 7 in total. Libraries were my safe place growing up, I spent countless hours in the library at school and near my house, the librarians knew my name, they were my friends, more than happy to get books brought into the library on my recommendation.

The library itself was a place of solace, the smell of books, the ability to get them for free, to borrow as many as you need and return only to take out more.  Libraries were amazing!

I went to the library this weekend and stepping through the doors was better than coming home. There were so many books waiting to be read, I was giddy with excitement. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some of the books that have sat on my TBR pile, but when I went to look up books on the catalogue I was shocked at how many authors were not listed, more than half of my TBR came up empty, name after name. Worse, this was the Central Branch and yet nothing. Penelope Douglas, Krsiten Callihan, K.A. Linde all didn’t have books and if they did, it was limited to two books out of their collection. I was devastated, the one place I could always count on had let me down.

Is this because there are more and more self-publishing authors? Is it because ebooks are taking over the book world? Why is it that the number one place for free up to date books was so lacking in up to date books???

Nevertheless, I went in with hope of leaving with a number of books and came out with just three because I was desperate and there was nothing I wanted but if I left empty it would have been for nothing and we can’t have that, so I borrowed,

wildWild by Sophie Jordan which was coincidentally at the very bottom of my list and a part of the series continuation I was hoping on reading, eventually.

last-hitLast Hit by Jessica Clare I’ve read other books by her before and thought why not I’m running out of time.

the-nearly-wedsThe Nearly-weds by Jane Costello which drew me in because the cover is so fun and UK authors seem to have the clumsiest and funniest heroines.