Library Loot #2 June 13th to 18th

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I had to run to the library this week because a book I requested was in and they only give you a few days to pick up. The book I got was:

So this is what I borrowed from the library this week. Did you borrow from your library this week?

Library Loot… November #2

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I went back to the library this week because I had to return Second Life by S.J Watson. I was only able to borrow it for a week and sadly I wasn’t able to finish it. I am hoping that once its taken off the new release section I can borrow it again.

I also ended up returning the other items I borrowed as well. I enjoyed listening to Josh Groban’s cd and I started to read One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington and stopped because I think this will be one of those books that I will want to own so hopefully I will get it for Christmas.

This week I went on a children’s book spree and picked up the following books:


These are all picture books.


These are the chapter books.
I borrowed Rise of the Guardians on dvd to watch this weekend.

As you can see I was on a William Joyce kick this week. Michael actually likes the books and author so I just wanted to refresh his memory of the books.

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day was one of those books that I wanted to get at BEA and never got. I almost picked it up a few times when I was at chapters when it was on sale but didn’t so when I spotted it in the new release section I decided that it was now or never so I grabbed it.

I also borrowed two cds:

  • First Kiss by Kid Rock
  • Under My Skin by Avril Lavigne

So this is my haul this week. What do you think?

Library Loot… November #1

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

 

I have decided that I think I am going to make an attempt to get back into going to my local library on a weekly bases. I know I should have continued this when September rolled around and the weather was still nicer and I honestly think once the snow comes it might not happen as much.

I realized that apart from my coffee dates with Jennifer and my monthly breakfast dates with Tina that I am pretty much in all day apart from going to get the mail at the community box on my own I should say I do get out with hockey, errands and groceries etc.. I hope you know what I mean, do you?

Anyways for now I did go to the library and walked around and I managed to pick up:

This is Josh Groban’s newest cd and I was thrilled to see that my library had it on hand so I picked it up to listen too.
I also spotted One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington in the new YA section so I also picked this up to read. I have it for 3 weeks so I am hoping to get to this within that time frame.
In the 7 day borrow section I spotted Second Life by S.J Watson. I have been anxiously waiting to get this one and numerous times I have picked it up at chapters but always put it back so I am happy to get this and I have seven days to read this before I have to bring it back.

Do you borrow books from the library? What about music? What do you like to borrow from your library?

Sundays In Bed With…….. April 5th Edition

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Welcome to my Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask, what book has been in your bed this morning?  Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!

My totally awesome friend, Kate from Midnight Book Girl created this meme March 2012. I have participated in this on and off but I am committing myself to start doing this on a weekly bases again. I found this a good way to share what I am actually reading and maybe this will help me get back in to my groove again.

Even though its Easter morning I am hoping that if I am up early enough I can dig into this book:

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This book has been on my wishlist since it first came out. I have been tempted to buy it several times when I am at Chapters but I always put it back. I finally spotted it at the library so I picked it up.

Have you ever read this? What did you think of it?

Library Loot April 3rd Edition

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

I figured since the weather was starting to get nicer I would start walking to our local library and get back into borrowing books and perhaps get away from buying so many books.

This week was a small haul as I didn’t bring a tote bag with me so I didn’t go over board since I would be carrying everything home with me.

For Michael I borrowed two DS video games and they both were Zelda ones that he wanted to try out to see if he liked them.

I borrowed two dvds that we plan on watching next Monday and Tuesday since they are ped days and they were Mary Poppins (its one of my favorite movies and I can watch it over and over again. This was also my first broadway play I saw in NYC) and The Wizard of Oz (Michael’s grade 6 class put this play on at their school and he wanted to see the original movie)

The books I borrowed this week are:

  • Living Me to We (The Guide for Socially Conscious Canadians) by Craig & Marc Kielburger
  • The World Needs Your Kid (How to raise children who care and contribute) by Craig & Marc Kielburger and Shelley Page
  • Free the Children by Craig Kielburger with Kevin Major
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

I probably won’t be going to the library weekly to borrow books as I am going to make every effort to read what I borrow first and bring back and then borrow new ones. Its easy to get sucked in because we have two adult cards and a childs card that each hold a limit of 50 books/card.

Do you borrow from the library? What is your card limit? Do you get all the newest books?

Reading Challenge/ 2015 Library Reading Challenge

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When it comes to reading challenges I admit I completely suck at them so I rarely ever sign up to do them. I think its that I set my goals to high and then when I realize I am not making progress I bail on them.

That was until I discovered (the totally awesome and amazing) Sheila from Book Journey writing about a new reading challenge that she was going to be starting January 1. 2015.  Basically with this reading challenge you are suppose to go to your local library and borrow books from them.

So I am going to Go Pro with 28+ books for this challenge.

I actually might read the books that Michael brings home from the school library in the new year and if I am able I will try to make it to his school to volunteer for my alotted library day and then I can borrow books from there 🙂

Personally for me I usually don’t take advantage of our local libraries until the summer when we take part in the summer reading challenge and thats because we are usually at the library several times a week then. If I borrow other times of the year I have the bad habit of forgetting the book and ending up with late fees.

I have to admit that I think we have one of the best libraries in out city because you can borrow all kinds of books (you name it they probably have it or can get it), dvds (all kinds as well), cds (music, languages, audio books etc), magazines (all kinds), toys, posters, video games, computer games and board games.

Throughout the year they have various authors coming in, book clubs, courses, story time for the kids, various activities as well. Since we do hockey in the winter we aren’t able to take part but once the summer comes we are completely immersed in our library doing various activities that are planned as part of the summer reading program.

During the summer I am sure we borrow a ton of books I wish I could say exactly how many we take out over the course of the summer but its hard to say because I know we always come home with a bag full of books each and every time we go to the library and thats okay.

Over the course of the summer I always make it a point to borrow the books that are on my wishlist that I have been meaning to read, or books that I heard about but not sure about.

For me as a book blogger its always key to stay on top of things but you know what every now and then we need to mix it up a bit and also its expensive buying books all the time and this challenge fits in perfectly for me because in 2015 I really need to curb my book buying since I might be going to BEA and I am running out of space to put all my books.

Do you plan on signing up? What do you plan on borrowing from the library?

In 2015, I plan on doing a weekly library haul and perhaps choosing a certain day in the week to do mini reviews on the books we have read from the library.

If this interest you be sure to check out Book Journey (this link will take you directly to the info page of this challenge)