Library haul (Oct. 20)

I am reading SO slowly that I haven’t been able to keep up with my two renewals rule1 and it’s very depressing. I’ve finished two books in the last week, and that’s only because one was a kids book less than 100 pages and the other was an audiobook I’d been reading for over a week. Anyway, here’s what I got from my last trip to the library:
Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates by Martin Caidin. After watching all the Indiana Jones movies twice each in one month, I figured I better get my archaeological adventures fix somewhere else. This one’s got pirates in it! Pirates on airplanes, I think. I haven’t actually read an Indiana Jones novel outside of the Young Indiana Jones series (of which I have a small collection), so this should be fun.

library-oct202013 Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders by Richard E. Preston. Not sure about this one– it’s a postapocalyptic steampunkish thing? With zepplins!

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl. I got this ENTIRELY because of the Reading the End podcast (episode 5, I think?) and because of the Jennys’ enthusiasm for both this book and her newest one, Night Film. I started reading it yesterday and I think it’s one of those books that’s going to give my brain a workout. Yay!

The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma. I remember when this first came out and everyone was reading it– I’m a few years late, but now it’s my turn to read it! There’s time travel in it, right? I like time travel.

Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister. What’re those books called when a real life person is turned into a character in a fictional story? That’s what this book is, only with ghosts and mysteries! (Maybe mysteries? Definitely ghosts, though.)

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss. It’s been on my wishlist TBR for about a year, so when I saw it on the new books shelf I had to grab it. It’s a biography of Alexandre Dumas’ father, who apparently was the inspiration behind a lot of Dumas’ characters.

Leftover books: The Shadow in the North and The Tiger in the Well, The Silver Branch, First Test, Sparks, Uzumaki 1, Pirates!, Chicken with Plums

What did you get out from the library this week?


  1. a library book gets renewed twice and if I still haven’t read it, back it goes

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