Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Library Loot ~ and one library patron's choices

A library patron is someone who patronizes, or uses, a library.  When I check out books, the librarian tucks the list of books and due dates inside one of the books.  I keep finding these lists, left forgotten inside books I later check out.  When I checked out Until the Real Thing Comes Along, I discovered that its previous reader had checked out fifteen (15) books last August.  From her list (yes, I'm pretty sure the patron was a "she"), I could tell she is a mother and likes Elizabeth Berg's novels.  Here are the books she took home that day:
Home Safe ~ by Elizabeth Berg
Until the Real Thing Comes Along ~ by Elizabeth Berg
Durable Goods ~ by Elizabeth Berg
and a dozen (12) children's books, including
Toot and Puddle
Little Rabbit's New Baby
Arthur's Back to School
Arthur's Christmas Cookies
I'm guessing that patron has a couple of children, one barely in school and one preschooler.  And because of those three novels by Elizabeth Berg that she got for herself, I'd invite her to join Sheila's Berg Fest, if I knew who she was.  Here's my library loot I have not yet reported:

Welcome to the USA ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 1999, children's NF
An overview of the United States of America that includes information on geography, history, government, lifestyle, language, customs, and current issues.
Until the Real Thing Comes Along ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 1999, fiction
Patty Murphy is facing that pivotal point in a woman's life when her biological clock ticks as insistently as a beating heart. Will she find Mr. Right and start a family? But Patty is in love--with a man who is not only attractive and financially sound, but sensitive and warmhearted. There's just one small problem: He is also gay.
The Art of Mending ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 2004, fiction
It begins with the sudden revelation of astonishing secrets—secrets that have shaped the personalities and fates of three siblings, and now threaten to tear them apart.  Unearthed truths force one seemingly ordinary family to reexamine their disparate lives and to ask themselves: Is it too late to mend the hurts of the past?

Library Loot is a weekly meme co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.  Marg has the Mister Linky this week, if you'd like to share a list of the loot you brought home.


Kailana said...

Enjoy your books!

Helen's Book Blog said...

You're so good to bring home so many library books! I wonder if Welcome to the US will be interesting...

Joy Renee said...

I get a kick out of reading those patron lists hiding inside books I've brought home too. I feel b bit like a peeping Tom but I still speculate about them based on the list just as you have here