Monday, February 10, 2014

Musing Mondays, February 10, 2014

MusingMondays5Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…Musing Mondays is sponsored by Should Be Reading.
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

I just read MizB's Musing Mondays post on buying too many books.  I do think that all book bloggers are probably guilty that.  I know I try to keep my book buying down.  Add to that there is the problem of books I accept to review and I always have more than I can read.  That leads me to the my post.  

I loved Gail Carriger's Alexia Tarabotti series.  When her new YA series set in the same world came out I wanted to read it but I wanted to get it at my public library.  However, I kept forgetting to see if they had the book.  Saturday I was visiting the library  and remembered to check.  By then there were two books out in the series and my library had book two, Curtsies and Conspiracies, and it was on the shelf.  They do not have book one, Etiquette & Espionage, at all.  I checked out book two and now I have to decide.   Do I start with book two?  Do I buy book one?  Or and this just occurred to me, I could ask them to get it on inter-library loan.  Yes, that is what I will do.  Thanks for listening and helping me make the decision.  Some times you just have to work through something before you can make a decision.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This past year found me trying more books from the library. I've been requesting them online...which helps keep me on track, if the book is in a series.

I need to cut back more on review books. I have been limiting myself, with no blog tours and fewer Author Request books...but Amazon Vine has so many delicious titles, that I tend to go overboard.


Unknown said...

Thnak you for stopping by and commenting.
You could try Netgalley!

Unknown said...

Thnak you for stopping by and commenting.
You could try Netgalley!

Anonymous said...

Our library gets restocked quite late. As such I'm too dependent on purchase and local bookstores for buying the books. But I can understand the feeling of not having book one and wishing to start the series. Hope you get the first book soon!

Gigi Ann said...

Our library doesn't get books until after they are out 6 months, or if they get them at all. I don't know why. So if I really want a recently published book, I end up buying it. I have so many books I don't think I will ever get them all read in my lifetime. Thanks for the visit today.

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

I love Gail Carriger too! This was a fun series, I just read the second book recently.
I would definitely check the inter-library loan! Book 2 is easier to understand if you've read one (ie. understand the characters better).
Hmm, if you decide to buy the book, at least it's got a really gorgeous cover!