Library Loot: Fragments, Hugo and a Secret
I checked out three library books this week. Each has a specific role in my reading life.  I am very excited!
  • Fragments by Marilyn Monroe. She wrote poetry, or at least fragments of poetry. Why am I surprised that this artist would commit her poetry to paper? Rest assured, Poetry Wednesday will benefit from this.
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabaret by Brian Selznick. I sent it to my friend Marie for her birthday last year, and I haven't read it. I will remedy that before I see her again. I haven't seen the movie — have you? Did you enjoy it? Do I want to see it?
  • Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. My book club read it, but reviews are mixed at best. I haven't consumed it yet, and I may wait to read it until all of the reviews are in.

For the first time this calendar year, I have no materials on hold. I returned Ruby Red earlier this year before I could read it, and you know how I love time travel fiction. I may set it up for hold to pick up in October — thank heavens for delayed reservations so I can plot my library reading!

What did you pick up at the library this week?

Thanks to Linda (Silly Little Mischief), Claire (The Captive Reader) and Mary (The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader ) for establishing the weekly Library Loot. Check out what they're checking out!


  1. I'm curious about the Monroe poetry. I'll have to take a look at it.
    Very impressed by the no holds. Mine hasn't been empty in ages.

  2. Full disclosure: I bought two books I had on hold this summer after finishing only a portion of them before another reader's hold took a-hold, and a third book I wanted to read wasn't in the library yet. (Of course, as part of my summer reading program I'll contribute books to the library so others won't face the same pressure.) :-)


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