From the Stacks
By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian

The forecast for this next week—and probably most of the summer—looks like it’s going to be a scorcher and that means a lot of indoor reading time. Fortunately for me, there are a goodly number of books that have just come out that I’ve had my eyes on. In fact, my “to be read” pile is growing by leaps and bounds.

I’m almost finished with the last Maisie Dobbs book by Jacqueline Winspear (“The Comfort of Ghosts”) which is turning out to be better than I expected after the last few and I’m sure the series will be wrapped up nice and neatly. Finding my next book shouldn’t be difficult…as long as I can find one I’ve been waiting for on the shelf!

I’m on the list for both Clare Pooley’s “How to Age Gracefully,” and “Library of Borrowed Hearts,” by Lucy Gilmore; but if neither are available by the end of the week, I’ll turn to Plan B. Which in my case means walking from the Reference Desk to the New Books section.

First, I found “Mystery Writer” by Sulari Gentill on the cart before turning my attention to the actual shelves where I spied “The Hazelbourne Ladies Motorcycle and Flying Club,” by Helen Simsonson. After grabbing it, I moved on to the Large Print section and picked up “The Funeral Ladies of Ellerie County” by Claire Swinarski. And rather than be too greedy, I will probably put “Mystery Writer” back because it sounds less like an easy, fun summer read than the other two (and I’ll need to have something to dig into once the cold days of winter set in).

If you, too, need some books to get you through this first heat wave, then come to the library (I suggest getting out early before the temperatures begin shooting upward). Our shelves are full of treasures.