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Literary fiction, classics, dystopian, history, memoir, prize winners, and of course the 1001 books. You really might catch me reading anything!

Currently reading

Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Sven Beckert
Progress: 220/656 pages

I have cards for 3 library systems, 2 of which I use regularly.


My local branch in the larger system is my go-to. The system is huge, I can get just about anything sent here. And I also like to browse and pick random things off the shelves. New fiction, new nonfiction, popular fiction (trade paperbacks), and the regular stacks.


But the smaller system displays their new fiction face-out, rather than spine-out. I find this irresistible. While I can walk out of my branch with one new fiction book easily, I can't manage that in this other system.


Instead this happens. Will I read all of these? I don't know. I have heard of exactly one of these authors (ha ha—guess who?) and none of these titles.


Shiny new clean books. *sigh*