Saturday, July 14, 2012

daily book pic - week two recap

Week two of the bookish photoaday is complete! Since I don't feel like explaining (again) what this is all about, please check out my week one recap to learn more - and see all the pictures from that week!

Here we go...

Day Eight - Book Fetish

I've had this library card kit for ages and I've never actually used it. I keep thinking about it and then I realized that if I lent a book to a non-booknerd I would be made fun of and/or have to explain myself. I'm sure those non-booknerds just wouldn't get it but I enjoy having this on my bookshelf (where it normally lives - not on the footstool in my living room where I placed it for this photo!)

Day Nine - Not a Book

This girl and a book statue is placed in the lobby of my public library. There's a neat water feature/fountain type thing behind her that really adds to the scene. 

Day Ten - Page Count

For this picture I learned that it is awfully difficult to take a picture of the page count on my Kobo! If you can't read it, I was on page 94 of 592 of Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. I'm on page 213 now but I am *only* 35% read. Man, this book is HUGE - but oh so good.

Day Eleven - New Release 

I had to sneak into a bookstore to take this one as I do not yet have The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner. I reallllly want to read it and can't wait until it is on my shelf!

Day Twelve - Keep Meaning to Read

I have had The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern on my bookshelf for way too long. I actually won this signed copy through a Twitter contest held by Random House Canada. How cool is that? I've heard so many amazing things about this one so I need to read it soon.

Day Thirteen - Library Card

Yes, I have four library cards. Midland is where I grew up (and I actually worked at this library all through high school). I went to school in Waterloo so this card wasn't as well used since I didn't have a lot of time for reading for fun. Barrie was my next card and I only lived there for about a year and a half. I just recently got a card in St. Catharines (almost three weeks ago now) and I've already been a few times. I always like checking out a new library and I find that I always compare it to the Midland Public Library. It's definitely not the best in size (because it's the smallest. Midland has almost 17,000 people where Barrie, Waterloo, and St. Catharines have over 100,000) but I love the building itself. It used to be the old post office and it now has a snazzy new addition. Long story short - I love libraries and I think everyone else should too. :)

Day Fourteen - Picture Book

This was another sneaking into the bookstore shot. I have a few picture books back at my mom's house but none in St. Catharines. Since this was a covert mission I made my way to the kids section and the first book that popped into my head was The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggsby Phoebe Gilman. I don't know if I loved this book as a kid because I thought it was awesome or because my mom did. She's a huge pig fan so it must have been great to read a book about little stuffed pigs to her daughters!

And there we have it. Week two is complete! Are any of you participating? I'm having a lot of fun with it. It's also awesome to see what others are posting and seeing the compilation posts over on Book Riot. Oh, fun side note - my breakfast picture from last week made it into that day's compilation! So cool!


  1. Jealous of your autographed copy of The Night Circus! I need to get my hands on a copy of that book soon

  2. Your Day Eight photo brings back memories of my childhood. The librarian used to whack and stamp the books and those little beige cards. ha ha



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