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-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.
Happy Wednesday! Did you get anything from your library this week?
Here’s my loot:
Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.
Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.
All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.
As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate ― people on the internet are shipping them?? ― their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.
A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.
Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project to other worlds, unintentionally possessing the bodies of people light years away.
Inotu, her inquisitive brother with a penchant for trouble, finds himself on the run after he’s caught eavesdropping on an illegal business deal between small town business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard. When Boetema accidentally gets someone hurt while in another girl’s body, the siblings are forced to work together to solve the problems they’ve created on their planet and others.
Nothing’s rougher than a Canadian winter . . . except maybe one that never ends!
It’s been nine years since an accident at a nuclear power plant plunged Montreal into an eternal winter; the city is now blanketed 365 days a year in radioactive snow. But life goes on for folks like Flavie Beaumont, a mail courier on snowmobile who’s carved out a pretty normal life for herself, despite mutant crushes, eclectic urban fauna, and unrelenting meteorological events of unprecedented force. It turns out surviving nuclear winter is hard . . . but it’s possible surviving your twenties is even harder!
Those all look like fun (and I love me a Canadian winter LOL)!
Yes, this was one of my (alternating) curbside pickup weeks for the library. Such a lovely stack today!
While packing my bags, I told the librarian how grateful I am to be able to access these materials during the lockdown and they shared a story about an older patron, whose spouse died shortly before Covid shutdowns began last March, and who is now suicidal because they’re still grieving and feeling so terribly alone. Funny, we don’t think about how community workers everywhere probably have stories like this to tell, as the burden of Covid wears on.
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Oh that’s so sad to hear…!
I’m just so grateful that my family here and in Singapore has been healthy throughout all this.
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Nine years of winter gives me shivers to even think about – and yet I’m strangely tempted to pick up the book nonetheless. Happy reading!
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I feel like we jumped straight into summer here especially this weekend! I miss winter already – although of course Bay Area winters are nothing compared to other parts of the country
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