Guess what I did today??
Renewed my library card! Since the closest library is a city library, and I don't actually live in the city with the library, it costs me $20 a year, but it's sooo worth it. Today alone I checked out three books I've been lusting after forever:
I've had my eye on The Sugar Queen, Sarah Addison Allen's second novel, since I read Garden Spells in one day when I went to my conference in Illinois. There's something warm and cozy about Allen's magical fiction. She reminds me so much of Alice Hoffman, and I might even like her stuff more!
Reading Like a Writer has been on my shelves for a bit. I picked it up and started reading it for the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, but it was just a tad too dense for that project. I was having a hard time getting into the reading of it, so I picked it up on audio.
Finally, Sharp Teeth, by Toby Barlow, is attractive for the weirdness of the premise and the form. Written entirely in verse, it looks to be really interesting.
In other news, I've ALMOST got my bedroom cleaned up after the move. My bookshelves are double-stacked and stuffed to the proverbial gills, so I definitely won't be buying for a while. I desperately need to read some (MANY) of the books I already own. I've been hunkered down with Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair for a couple of days now, and I really like it. Laurie Perry's writing is warm and funny and the perfect fix for a move-addled brain. In fact, I think I'll get back to it now!
Watch for Daisy pics. Coming atcha!