Library Haul

One of the books I opened from the library had a green “4” UNO card tucked in it. Is this a sign? Not sure why the Naga section of the book was bookmarked. I’ll have to ponder and think up some strange story behind all of that.

I had to return some of my books to the local library and decided to grab a few more. I’ve been cycling through books. I always like having some kind of physical book around the house to read. Not always fiction. I like to grab a variety of non-fiction stuff just in case I get bored.

They said don’t judge a book by its cover, but I’m always grabbing things by the cover. Pretty color? Grab it and read the synopsis inside. If it sounds interesting, I’ll check it out. I mean, otherwise, you have shelves and shelves of things to chose from in a library. It’s hard sometimes to pick something.

I suppose most bookworms don’t have this problem. They have their next books lined up and ready to go. For me, I go with the waves and tides, seeking out whatever my mood of the week is yearning to explore. Like I’ve said before, I’m not really that adventurous except when it comes to the paper versions.

I always try to grab a mental health book while I’m at the library. Something about Mindfulness, Buddhism, Zen, or the like. This was my pick this time. I’m looking forward to checking out the 100 daily practices.. Maybe I can do a few for blog entries or write one big one about the book in general.

This one was on the new book shelf and the color attracted me. I read the blurb and I found it intriguing. Young Adult fiction so this one just really sounds interesting.

Set in the coastal town of Danvers, Massachusetts (which in 1692 was Salem Village, site of the origins of the Salem Witch Trials), the story follows the Danvers High field hockey team as they discover that the dark impulses of their Salem forebears may be the key to a winning season.

The 1989 Danvers Falcons are on an unaccountable winning streak. Quan Barry weaves together the individual and collective journeys of this enchanted team as they storm their way to the state championship. Helmed by good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the infamous Salem accuser Ann Putnam) and her co-captain Jen Fiorenza, whose bleached blond “Claw” sees and knows all, the DHS Falcons prove to be as wily and original as their North of Boston ancestors, flaunting society’s stale notions of femininity in order to find their glorious true selves through the crucible of team sport.

Interesting blurb, right? I’ll probably write a little blurb after I tackle reading it.


Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings a welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with the clarity, concision and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan’s trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page, accompanied by a concise explanation. It’s an easy-to-use guide that draws from a variety of traditions, suggesting how different cultures through the ages have arrived at the same enduring wisdom about food. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, “What should I eat?”

The library’s version was the illustrated one, so it’s got some eye catching pictures and my lifelong obsession with food made me pick this one. This last book was on display on a shelf so the cover once again caught my attention. I will definitely be doing a review of this one as well.

My step-daughter picked out 3 books about science and gems, but I haven’t had a change to snap a photo of her books. We stopped grabbing her fiction because she’s currently engrossed in the Wings of Fire series that her Gran introduced her to. She has those books so no real need to borrow. If anyone knows some good series to recommend or even some individual books, please comment!

I’m always up to suggestions, for myself or my step daughter. Thanks for reading along my book lust post.

Published by Erin Seto

Southern Peach 🍑, in her 30’s - Artist 🎨 + Bibliophile 📚 + Geek 🎮 + Nerd 👓 + Animal-Lover 🐾 + Bipolar Disorder 💢 x Anxiety 😨 x PTSD 💣÷ DBT Therapy ✨ + Mental Health Matters 🧠 = ME 👩🏽

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