Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Reading My Library Challenge

First of all, Happy April!! Spring is here, I can feel it.  Daffodils are blooming, the wind has kicked in full gear - it's time.

Second! Today is the first day of the Reading My Library Challenge, hosted by Stefani at Caught Read Handed, and I am so excited to be participating.  The rules are: for the whole month of April, read free books - aka, any book you want from your local library.  You only have to read one book to participate, but the book blogiverse is large, contains multitudes (WW reference, you betcha), and I know so many people are going to read, like, 37 books and be casual about it.

Not so here at Small Hour Books.  I'll probably read one or two.  We keep our books free and our reviews short here, as you can tell.

You can tweet about your books using the hashtag #ReadingMyLibrary and check out all sorts of cool links from other bloggers as well as giveaways (!!) over at Stefani's blog.

Here is what I'll be reading:

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett - I know, I know, I've already been reading this one for a while.  Nutt and Glenda!

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco - old school audiobook disks for this one, a book club read for April 19th.  Pray for me that I'll actually be able to get through all 12 disks by the meeting.

and then, some either/ors:

Prince of Persia by Jordan Mechner, A.B. Sima, LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland - my first ever graphic novel, based on a video game I played in the early 90's.  So far, meh.  Long.  We'll see!

The Girl Who Owned A City by O.T. Nelson, Dan Jolley, Joelle Jones and Jenn Manley Lee - another graphic novel, which looks either silly or like zombie apocalypse with kick-ass girl protagonists.

Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse - this was a desperate grab as I was leaving the library when it was closing.  I'm always on the lookout for a good mystery, and I panicked, so here we are.  I may take this one on the plane with me for some chilled British humor during takeoff.

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris - I loved (loved) Peaches for Father Francis, and thought I'd try this one.  I've never read any of Harris's books, only listened to them, so we'll see how this goes.

Alright.  Sheba's giving me that look, so I'm off.  Read along this month! Use your library! E-books are great, and there are so many neat resources available through your library.  What else are you gonna do this month??

Happy reading, and happy spring :)


  1. I'm so excited that you're participating! Also, read as much or as little as you want! If you only read one book, no worries! We just want people to have fun, save money, and support libraries. :)
    (The Girl Who Owned a City sounds pretty cool! Adding it to my TBR!)
    Stefani @ Caught Read Handed

    1. I'M so happy to join in - such a cool idea! I will proudly read my one book ;) and I really do love my library. Hope you enjoy The Girl Who Owned a City!

  2. Those Wooster and Jeeves novels are so funny. I've read most of them - free actually from Project Gutenberg.

    I'll be reading three - five. Starting the first one today, Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone. Yes, it's a sad fact that I haven't yet read any HP books or seen any of the movies. Good chance for me to get with the program, lol.

    1. Cool! I didn't know you could get them from Project Gutenberg - how neat. I love(d) the Harry Potter series, but I started them when I was younger. I know some people feel differently when they read them as an adult...will be interested to see what you think!

  3. Good luck with your challenge! I'm trying to read more from my library all year and it's going well so far...especially for someone who used it very rarely over the past few years!

    1. Thanks! It is so cool how much is available through libraries - when I was growing up, I had no idea - and glad you are enjoying yours! (PS, I really liked your review of Galileo's Middle Finger - creative! I have to go check it out soon...)