July 28, 2010
End-of-day trip to the library yesterday. Was looking to grab a copy of Jane Eyre on the main floor, but the only one available was part of a volume of selected works by the Bronte sisters, a tome weighing about 25 pounds. Not to judge reading pleasure by weight, certainly not, but this is summer. A 25-pound Bronte endeavor just doesn’t seem the thing, especially as I’m likely to be returning the book by bicycle.
So off to the MG/YA room to see about a copy there, and to meet up with my daughter, who had already perused the shelves, chosen two great books (The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron, and Each Little Bird That Sings, by Deborah Wiles), and was enjoying some teen-celebrity news from the magazine rack.
No Jane Eyre, but that turned out to be fine, as I came across a couple of books I’ve been wanting to read and are good matches for the season: Mitali Perkins’ Monsoon Summer and E.L. Konigsburg’s The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place.
Of course, no trip to the library is complete without a stop in the children’s section, the poetry area in particular. Love just plucking from the shelves. Yesterday’s selections: Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes, and A Writing Kind of Day: Poems for Young Poets by Ralph Fletcher, illustrated by April Ward. I may not be young exactly, but am sure to be inspired.
Ah, books. What are you reading this week?