It’s the end of my library-free month, when I tried to read exclusively from books I had already on my own shelves. And I did read all ten of the books I had earmarked for this month, at least in part. I read only the first third of the omnibus The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks, deciding I just didn’t feel like reading it through at the moment, though it’s delightful for browsing. Also, I read only one chapter of the densely academic Studies in Words, but I’m planning to read the remaining eleven one month at a time. I’m very happy with these results, and would love to start out next year the same way.
Meanwhile, I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to check out from the library! At the top of my list are the seven finalists for the Cybils award in the middle grade speculative fiction category. I haven’t been reading much in this genre lately, and I’d like to remedy that. I also think it will be fun to have read all the candidates so that I can see what I think about the final decision. I will let you know!
What did you read this month? And, what are you looking forward to checking out from the library?