A few observations about library books
Library books are hard to take a photo of. They have that protective covering that greatly reflects light, so you have to position them at just the right angle.
What method do you use when deciding what books to borrow from the library?
Sometimes when I go to the library I take a list of books recommended by friends, fellow bloggers, my mother, and NPR. You fellow bloggers and my mother have rarely steered me wrong. Thanks.
Sometimes you and my mother serendipitously recommend the same book. How did you know?!
Sometimes I end up at the library without my list of books, and I just grab books based solely on the look of the cover, or the sound of the title.
I am finding it hard to concentrate on what I’m reading. Call it a combination of too much else going on in my life, menopause, and wondering if I should have started that other book first.
Two weeks I finished a great library book about math: The Grapes of Math. I just finished (and am still cogitating on) David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. I’m a few chapters into The Towers of Trebizond, which is, so far, an amusing tale of British people traveling to Turkey, and the other mostly British people they encounter. And I’m reading The Burglary, which is about an Edward Snowden-like heist of secret FBI files, only it’s the 1970s and J. Edgar Hoover is in charge of the FBI.
I would like to spend hours curled up with these books, but lately that's not a possibility. So I take comfort in just having the stack of books there.
On the Nightstand
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
The Towers of Trebizond, by Rose Macaulay
All Cry Chaos, by Leonard Rosen
The Burglary, by Betty Medsger
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, by Alexander McCall Smith
The Maytrees, by Annie Dillard
Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
A Glass of Blessings, by Barbara Pym
Saving Fish from Drowning, by Amy Tan
An Academic Question, by Barbara Pym