It has been ages since I’ve done a Library Loot post!
Which is odd as ever since we discovered the little library that opens only on Wednesdays and more importantly, has a great playground in the park behind, we’ve been going every week.
The library always has a great selection of picture books and board books. Recently, I’ve been picking up more non-fiction books for the four-year-old who is especially interested in the solar system and the universe these days. Who knows what we will read about next?
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes was something I did find on the shelves (Hood is on Scribd). But the Companion to Wolves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear is a request that I made from another library.
I also have recently downloaded some e-books from the library. These are from the 3M catalogue.
Naomi Novik is a new-to-me author. And I have been wanting to read Swimming to Antarctica for a while now. Cox has been long-distance swimming since a teenager! I mean, just read this:
By age sixteen, she had broken all records for swimming the English Channel. Her daring eventually led her to the Bering Strait, where she swam five miles in thirty-eight-degree water in just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. In between those accomplishments, she became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off the Cape of Good Hope, and was cheered across the twenty-mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. She even swam a mile in the Antarctic.
I do realize that an exciting life doesn’t necessarily make for a good read, but we will see how it goes!