Everything in moderation, especially cats

You can spot library staffers by their official City of Round Rock badges.  Otherwise, we’re not easily identifiable for anyone expecting a crew of cardigan and sensible shoe-clad ladies of a certain age.  Some library folks are male, many are young, and no one wears a bun (you’re more likely to spy the occasional tattoo).  We’ll admit to some stereotypical behavior: a few in our midst require the classic librarian bifocals; we often try to work in a couple of chapters during lunch breaks; and we discuss and consume considerably more literature than the average work group.

But that’s where we draw the line.  No one owns a dozen-plus cats or spends much time alphabetizing our home bookshelves.  A typical day, evening, or weekend off for us is likely to involve hiking, bicycyling, marathon running, playing soccer, serving on museum boards and committees, planning weddings, writing a dissertation, keeping up with children’s or grandchildren’s activities, or undertaking ambitious DIY projects–for starters.  So, when we carve out time to read, we read fast, and we choose well!

These titles have earned places in our busy lives this week:

  • Nick Bantock’s Griffin & Sabine trilogy

  • The Gardner Heist: The Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrlich Boser

  • Magician: Apprentice by Raymond Feist

  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography by Jimmy McDonough

  • The Facilitative Leader in City Hall by James Savra

  • The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit

  • The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper

  • The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

  • Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless

  • The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

  • I’m Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms from Around the World by Jag Bhalla

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

  • John Dillinger: Public Enemy #1

  • The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

  • Sam Bass and Gang by Rick Miller

  • The Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality by Barbara Bradley




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