Library Loot 22.4

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading 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 and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week.

Books

  1. Running on Air by Budd Coates – Nonfiction
    • “Renowned running coach Budd Coates presents a revolutionary yet simple training method based on rhythmic breathing to help runners at all experience levels improve their performance, prevent injury, and experience the joy of running.”
    • I’ve had this book checked out for a while and I haven’t done much more than flip through it. I keep going back and forth on whether this topic is interesting to me, so it’s a bit of a struggle to actually get into the book.
  2. Joyful Sorrow by Julie Busler – Nonfiction
    • “Julie Busler understands the pain of mental illness and has learned that trials not only humanize us but increase our capacity to be used by God. In Joyful Sorrow, she invites us into her own journey where a mental breakdown took her from being a missionary to a suicidal patient in a Turkish psychiatric hospital.”
    • I’m so close to finishing this book!
  3. The God Who Stays by Matthew West – Nonfiction
    • “Through the dramatic events of 2020 and the ensuing uncertainty and anxiety ever since, people’s lives and illusions of security have been turned upside down. Whenever our plans, hopes, and dreams are put on hold—or worse, lost forever—we feel discouraged, lost, and isolated, and desperately praying, “God, where are You?” In his most personal book yet, join Matthew on a spiritual journey of rediscovery and revival inspired by the words of his hit song ‘The God Who Stays.'”
    • I’ll start reading this book as soon as I finish Joyful Sorrow.
  4. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot – Poetry
    • These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. Eliot’s beloved cat poems are a curious and artful homage to felines young and old, merry and fierce, small and unmistakably round, and Edward Gorey’s graphic interpretations are sure to charm.
    • So far “wacky” seems to be the best word to describe this book. It is wonderfully unexpected.
  5. An assortment of craft books with crochet and macramé patterns

Other Media

  1. The Rose Maker (2020) (DVD)
    • “Eve Vernet was the largest rose grower. It is now on the verge of bankruptcy, on the verge of being bought out by a powerful competitor. In addition, Véra, her faithful secretary, employed three employees without any gardening skills.

With Summer Reading wrapped up, my library has switched gears a bit for the next season. These days we have a lot of children coming in to do virtual school during the day, and the meeting rooms are often booked by local groups in the evenings. The most popular thing at the moment is probably the monthly book boxes our teen librarian puts together.

What are you using the library for in this season?

Until the next chapter,

Jana

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