Library Loot 23.2

Library memes are my some of my favorite! I’m sure no one is shocked by this. I’m working on only checking out materials that I am likely to get through in a reasonable amount of time and not hoarding ones that I want to read “eventually,” which means there should be more turnover with my checkouts in general and I will probably be participating in this linkup more consistently.

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.


Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction – This book is one of the 2023 Newberry Award Winners.

Emma by Jane Austen Classic/Historical Fiction – The main app the my library used for ebooks, Overdrive, is finally going away after a long process of switching to a new app called Libby. However, the Libby app is not directly available for Kindle Fire tablets. Even though I already use Libby on another device, I wanted to see how the new process would work on my Kindle Fire and Paperwhite, mostly so that when library guests bring their own devices in I am familiar with it and able to answer any questions they have. Emma is part of our always-available ebook collection and one of my favorites, so I used it as a test. I’m now letting it sit until the due date to see if it gives me a notification when it comes due and is automatically returned.

Churches of Christ in Oklahoma: A History by W. David Baird Nonfiction – This is a book that I tried to read a few months ago, but didn’t have time then to get through it. I checked it out again hoping that I might have more time now, but I may have once again checked out more library books than I can get through!

Eve in Exile and the Restoration of Femininity by Rebekah Merkle Nonfiction – As soon as I finish reading How Much More? this will be my next morning nonfiction read. I’m looking forward to it, largely because the blurb sounds like a rare agreement with my own stance. Also, it comes highly recommended by Victoria Lynn, whom I usually agree with on most topics.

The Corgi and the Queen by Caroline L. Perry Juvenile Nonfiction – This is a beautiful children’s book about the corgis owned by Queen Elizabeth II! I’ve already read it and need to return it soon, and it is one that I will probably want to own for my hypothetical future children.

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine Nonfiction – This book looks helpful for my chronically-tired self! The reviews are all over the place as to whether it’s actually worthwhile, but as a library check out I’m not really risking much if it turns out not to be.

How Much More? by Molly Wilcox Nonfiction – I’m farther into this book than any of the others at almost 50%. It’s been interesting and enjoyable so far; nothing earth-shattering, but plenty of gentle reminders shared through the telling of the author’s personal story.

Zoomigurumi 10 Nonfiction, Crochet pattern book – There is an adorable corgi pattern in this book that I want to try to make, but it turns out I need to brush up on some of my more basic crochet skills before I can tackle that. Not sure if it will happen this time around or not.

Other Media

  1. North to Home (2022) Contemporary Fiction DVD – This story sounds sweet and heartwarming, so when it came across the library’s new DVDs list I picked it up. Regardless of whether or not I watch it this weekend, I will bring it back early next week and not hoard it.

Do you have anything checked out from your local library (or any library)? This week Sharlene has the linkup for sharing about your library haul with others!

Until the next chapter,


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