#ReadingMyLibrary Challenge Scavenger Hunt!

readingmylibrarychallengeIt’s time for the awesome scavenger hunt for the #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge!  It really came at a perfect time for me because I had just finished my last book that I had originally checked out for the challenge.  So I stopped by the library on my way home from work, found some new books and completed the hunt.  To read the rules of the hunt, click here.

I found 12 things (including the Fun Round which consists of 11 things) before I realized what time it was and had to get home for dinner.  Here are the things that I found!

my library

my library

my library card

my library card

library catalog - it's online so I'm able to check it anywhere along with my library account

library catalog – it’s online so I’m able to check it anywhere along with my library account

audio book

audio book

DVDs

DVDs

Withdrawn/discarded books you can buy by the bag!

Withdrawn/discarded books you can buy by the bag!

fun library furniture - I have always loved chairs like these

fun library furniture – I have always loved chairs like these

my favorite library book - Ireland love!!! :)

my favorite library book – Ireland love!!! 🙂

large print book

large print book

Fun display of orange books

Fun display of orange books

800 section non-fiction books

800 section non-fiction books – I’ve always wanted to write a novel so I chose to take a photo of these books

Fun Round!

Fun Round!

  • Razzle by Ellen Wittlinger – book with a one word title
  • Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – book that has a library in it that is important to the plot, best I could do for book about libraries
  • Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery – The cover of the book shows Green Gables and I have always wanted to visit Prince Edward Island where the Anne of Green Gables books take place.
  • Salt by Maurice Gee – book with an author who has the same initials as you
  • PostSecret – a picture book: I love the PostSecret books.  It’s so cool looking through all of the secrets people have sent to the creator of PostSecret, Frank Warren.  I own one of them but not this one.
  • Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs – a cookbook
  • NUM8ERS by Rachel Ward – book with a number in the title
  • Getting Inked: What To Expect When You Get a Tattoo – book with more than 8 words in the title
  • The Far Side Gallery 4 by Gary Larson – book with a duck on the cover, there is one duck in the left lens underneath the cow.
  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smim – book that’s green… not only is the cover green but the edges of the pages are green too!
  • Illuminate by Aimee Agresti – book with a girl in a dress on the cover

So that’s it for the scavenger hunt!  And as for the books I chose to check out this time…

  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  2. Austenland by Shannon Hale
  3. Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
  4. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  5. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave series #2)

I can’t wait to start reading these books!

#ReadingMyLibrary Challenge Update #2

readingmylibrarychallengeIt’s time to check in again for the #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge!  I had a pretty good week for reading since my check in last Saturday.  At the time of that post I was in the middle of Half Bad by Sally Green.

11020257_942550250173_7415772816847756603_nI have since finished it and wasn’t entirely happy with it.  I don’t think I will be reading any farther in the series.

Next up I read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, which I totally loved!  It was such a fun, cute read.  A nice change of pace after reading Half Bad.  On Easter morning I woke up earlier than planned but it was nice because I was able to have some peaceful reading time before heading over to my parents for Easter lunch.

11062390_942764206403_3575983709249576938_nAfter I finished Anna, I decided to go with The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.  I’m on page 107 currently and am enjoying it.  It’s a really interesting post-apocalyptic type story complete with EMPs and aliens!

10580182_944260148523_5532610453680994787_nI’ve been having a lot of fun with this challenge.  After I finished The 5th Wave, I’ll only have one library book left before I’ll need to go back and get some more.  That book is The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski.

And now for this week’s discussion topic!  “Books you would like to suggest to your library.”

My #1 request right now, after reading Anna and the French Kiss would be Lola and the Boy Next Door.  My library has Isla and the Happily Ever After, the 3rd book of the series but for some reason they don’t have the 2nd book.  In addition to that I would like to request the following:

  • The Sin-Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
  • The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes (when it is released in June)
  • Mosquitoland by David Arnold
  • Fairest by Marissa Meyer
  • Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Reading My Library Challenge TBR

readingmylibrarychallengeAs I mentioned in my original sign-up post, to help celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015) I am going to participate in a fun month long challenge hosted by Stefani @ Caught Read Handed and Amy @ Read What I Like! The #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge will last for the entire month of April.

I also mentioned in the original post that I might have a little trouble participating because my town’s library is going to be going through a renovation.  After doing some research I found out that the library will still be open to check out some books until the temporary location is up and running June 1st.  So I was planning to head to the library tomorrow since I usually don’t get home from work until 5:30 and that’s when the library closes on Fridays.  But we got out of work early so I was able to make it to the library with 15 minutes to spare!  I already knew what books I wanted so I just had to pull the books and check out.  There were a few I wanted that they didn’t have but while I was looking I found others that I’ve been wanting to read so it turned out okay.

IMG_20150327_173715April is also the month I don’t have to drive for carpool so I will have lots of reading time.  I have no doubt that I’ll be able to get all of these read.

  1. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  2. Half Bad by Sally Green
  3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  4. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  5. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I am super excited to start reading all of these beginning on Wednesday!

Reading My Library Challenge – April 2015

To help celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015) I am going to participate in a fun month long challenge hosted by Stefani @ Caught Read Handed and Amy @ Read What I Like! The #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge will last for the entire month of April.

readingmylibrarychallenge

Here are some of the guidelines for the challenge:

  • The #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge will run from Wednesday, April 1 – Thursday, April 30, 2015.
  • You only have to read ONE (1) book to participate in the challenge! If you happen to read more, it just means more chances for you to win the #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge giveaway! You get an extra entry for every FIVE (5) books you read over that initial ONE (1).
  • There will be HUGE library scavenger hunt that will run from April 15 – 30 which will include its own giveaway.
  • There is no required amount of time you must spend reading, commenting, tweeting, etc. The scavenger hunt and giveaways are all optional.
  • We would LOVE if you shared your TBRs, current reads, library recommendations, library pictures, or really ANYTHING you want to share about your library using the hashtag #ReadingMyLibrary!

I’m going to participate as much as possible but might have a little bit of a struggle due to an awesome thing happening in my town!  The city has decided to EXPAND our library!  So cool.  I’m not sure when the construction will start but I know that when it does, there will only be a small selection available at City Hall while everything else goes in storage.  They don’t have any dates available yet for the start of construction, just sometime in the spring.  Here’s the article in my town’s local newspaper about the expansion!

Celebrate your local library by joining in on this challenge!

UPDATE: After doing some digging on my lunch break I found out that the library plans to start construction April 13th and won’t be opening the temporary location until June 1st.  So that doesn’t leave me much time to read a library book haha. Construction is scheduled to end September 25th with them moving back in through October 9th.

I plan on heading downtown this weekend to take some “before” photos and do a post sometime in April with some of the details of the renovation!