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library score or library magic


This is the library equivalent to a “ground score” or “trail magic”. My 10yo son opened up a book he checked out from the library and found a Pokemon card. I’m told this is a really good card. Perhaps the second best in his modest collection now.

Pokemon card Shieldon

This bright boy asks us to take him to the library every week. So the Gander and I trade off taking him on Saturdays. I do love the library. I just haven’t been taking the time to read books so much lately. Trivia night at my work brought up a question about Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath that I couldn’t answer. I’ve read a lot of Steinbeck. My favorites are The Wayward Bus, Sweet Thursday, and Travels with Charley, in that order. I never finished reading the Grapes of Wrath, arguably his most well known and popular work. But certainly not his best work. (That is a fact, you can look it up on such esteemed websites as The Honking Goose blog.)

Point being, on our recent library trip I decided I would check out the Grapes of Wrath and attempt to read it.

space on shelf where the Grapes of Wrath would be if it weren't checked out already

But it was already checked out. Phew. Dodged a bullet.

What gems have you unearthed at your local public library lately?

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17 comments on “library score or library magic

  1. dawnlizjones
    December 6, 2016

    AH! Travels with Charley–great book!!

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  2. Midwestern Plant Girl
    December 6, 2016

    Since we’re going to Savannah Georgia later this month, we’ve rented the audio book of ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil’. I’m totally clueless as to the story line, but a 16 hour drive will be more than plenty to finish it πŸ˜†

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  3. joey
    December 5, 2016

    I’m to the library more in the summer, and I never thought about that until now. In the summer, it’s bi-weekly, sometimes weekly, but we haven’t been since the end of October, although we’ve put things on the Kindles from the library. It’s all dark after work and I’m not a fan of driving in the dark, so we go a lot fewer places in winter, period.
    I like The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.and East of Eden. The rest of his novels do not impress me, and I couldn’t even finish Cannery Row. Just, bleh, no.

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  4. rugby843
    December 5, 2016

    πŸ˜‚13yr old gds rereading “To Kill a Mockingbird”, he loves it. It was fun discussing it again.

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    • thehonkinggoose
      December 5, 2016

      Ah, the book that is being banned in Virginia schools. It’s a good one.

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  5. michelle213norton
    December 5, 2016

    I soooo wish I had time for library books!! I’ve got a stack of books I own that I’m having a hard time getting to. Most of my reading ends up being in the periodical genre (oh, and blogs of course!)

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    • thehonkinggoose
      December 5, 2016

      I checked out Steinbeck’s To a God Unknown instead. I’ve read 16 pages in the week I’ve had the book. Yup, lots of blog reading though…

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      • michelle213norton
        December 5, 2016

        I keep thinking I should try speed reading, but I’m always afraid I’ll miss something important!!

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        • thehonkinggoose
          December 5, 2016

          Last night I literally looked up podcasts about literature so I could listen to people talk about books I haven’t read yet, instead.

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          • michelle213norton
            December 5, 2016

            Cool!! Good idea! Perhaps Cliffnotes come to think of it…

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    • dawnlizjones
      December 6, 2016

      I didn’t grow up reading much, but read voraciously to our children, even some when they were teens, as we had developed such a family culture around it. Now they are grown and gone, and the hub reads to me while I crochet (quite Rockwellian, actually). So much fun!

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      • michelle213norton
        December 8, 2016

        I keep thinking I want to pick up crochet again! I’ve done a little latchhook here and there. I also like to do Sudoku!

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  6. TheOriginalPhoenix
    December 5, 2016

    I haven’t started reading it yet but “The Count of Monte Cristo.” Finally got around to checking it out.

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