Actually, it was Monday… I had to pick up my first hold – How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson! Holds are self-service, you just find your code alphabetically (first three letters of last name plus a number) and take your book. Crazy! Plus, they hadn’t gotten around to shelving everything yet, so I just went through the carts (in front of the shelves) and found my book. Yes, the transition to a new public library is difficult for me. Haha.

So for my choices…book selectionsTop down:

DVD Caramel an Arabic film by Nadine Labaki – [Interestingly, DVDs check out for 3 days. Whereas all the books, even the new ones check out for 21 days. I’m curious about who decides how long different items check out and what criteria is used. (I suppose I’ll learn about such things in library school!) IMCPL doesn’t have Hot Picks either.] Back to the film…women and their escapades in a Beirut beauty salon. Excited!

Why Manners Matter: The Case for Civilized Behavior in a Barbarous World by Lucinda Holdforth. This one pretty much explains itself.

What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq by Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt. Again, self-explanatory.

How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson. This one reminded me of Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld. In an effort to make their daughter interesting for perspective Ivy League colleges, Carly’s parents have a book commissioned for her. I’ve started this one and it’s pretty cute. Kind of clever.

Paper Crafts with Style: Over 50 Designs Made with Cut, Folded, Pasted, and Stitched Paper by Marie Claire Idees. Must make these for Christmas…festive windows

Scottish Highland Knits by Sarah Dallas with Wendy Baker and Catherine Tough. Tweedy deliciousness…seed stitch jacket

And comfy, cozy…tie shrug

Doodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners by Aimee Ray(She lives in NW Arkansas). One can never have enough bird projects…birdies

And lastly, The Impatient Embroiderer: 20 Great Projects You Can Make in a Hurry by Jayne Emerson. Has a cute sofa throw using bits of leftover fabric.