Tuesday, March 03, 2009


I was really just returning things. Really. I had 21 books out; I was returning 4. But I ran into My Favorite Librarian, and we chatted, and I strolled into new nonfiction, which is a small section, not too tempting, right? And there's this book called The Wisdom of Whores. What's this? A sociological study of sex education in the red light districts of Eastern Asia? Well...it's not really something I....the author is cited as having a biting wit. And look at this first page--she's got an engaging style, all right. Well, I don't have to read it, I'll just check it out.

And, on display, Salman Rushdie's new book, for which I'd seen an interesting blurb somewhere. I've never read one of his books before. Ah, what the heck?

So...I now have 19 books checked out. Sigh. In my defense, two are for Mike, one for Marsha, and six are picture books for Adam, and one I've finished. That brings me down to 9 that I intend to read. Oh, oh, and one is a Sunfire Romance! It was on a rack in Medford. Josie, by the author of my favorite Sunfire, Cassie. It's all just so exciting!

Right now I'm reading Fieldwork, by Mischa Berlinski. So far, really surprisingly good--a reporting procedural Thailand mystery thing. Really engaging!


jb said...

I enjoy your blog. I am a librarian at BPL and i like to think im your favorite librarian. Who is it? do you do good reads? you should join. its a lot of fun.

LibraryHungry said...

I love goodreads! I should find a way to link to my profile from here. Heck, I should add it to my blogroll.

Thank you for the compliments! I'm so flattered. Sadly, I don't know any of the BPL librarians personally--this particular trip was to Malden. Now I want to find you, though! Next time I'm at the BPL I'll have to wear a rose in my lapel or something.

JMLC said...

oooh! oooh! My favorite Salman Rushdie is Haroun And The Sea of Stories. It's a short fairy-tale/fantasy kind of thing- and I'm sure I'm missing all kinds of symbolism and whatnot when I read it but I don't care-- and totally worth reading. Plus, it's quick so there'll be no guilt! My library list is quite long right now and I just got notice that more are waiting for me. Uh-o!