1. Encourage people to support their libraries when they can
2. Meet new bloggy friends and grow your following
This was my second visit to the library here in Victoria - and about my second visit to a library in as many years! - so I thought I'd add an extra post on this Thursday to reveal a few of my finds!
1. Millie's Fling, by Jill Mansell
At my last visit, I managed to walk away with two Mansell's tucked into my bag. This time, I decided to leave at least one other on the shelves for different readers to enjoy, so I've got the one - Millie's Fling. I'll either devour it tomorrow, or will save it for later. Jill Mansell is an author I just can't resist!
And aren't the covers of her books just delightful!
2. Thanks for the Memories, by Cecelia Ahern
I picked this one up because I'm determined to give Cecelia Ahern another go. Inspired by The Turn of the Page's review on The Book of Tomorrow, which I didn't enjoy nearly as much, I thought I had better give this author another chance.... so Cecelia... this is it!
3. Queen of Babble in the Big City, by Meg Cabot
Since joining the blogging world I've seen so many booklovers comment, review, and talk about Meg Cabot I thought it was about time I joined them!
4. The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver
Much the same as Ahern, my first Barbara Kingsolver book was a struggle. I took The Poisonwood Bible away on holiday with me last year and didn't even finish it. But upon recommendation, I am going to see if I can make it through The Bean Trees.
I also picked up:
*The Autograph Man, by Zadie Smith
*The Jewel of Gresham Green, by Lawana Blackwell
*The Gathering, by Anne Enright - a book I have seen so often but never actually picked up off the shelves let alone read it!
And, the one I am most taken by:
Let the Lion Eat Straw, by Ellease Southerland
The story of Abeba Williams, whose mother abandons the poverty of the South - and her daughter - for opportunities in the North.
Then, just as I was walking out the door I noticed the sale table - and how could I resist that. So, add to the collection Little Women and Absolutely Positively, by Heather Webber!