Posted in library, Texas on February 3, 2012

I don’t know if you are anything like me, but I have a huge stack of books to read.  I’ve been weeding through my books and donating some to the Texas Masonic Retirement Center.  When you have nearly 400 books in your house and another 500 or so on two different e-readers, it is time to cull that pile down because I will never read all of those books!  Maybe if I could stop working and do nothing but read, but I think I would still have enough books for a few years of that sort of life.  Hmmm, that is sounding better and better by the minute, but I think I would need to win the lottery to enjoy that sort of life.  And how quickly would that get old and I would want to do something else other than read?

So this weekend will be round two of slimming the shelves of my multiple bookcases.  But it takes time because I have to decide do I want to read this book and if yes, can I get it from the library?  And then of course I’ll have to add that to my “wish list” on the library’s website on my account.  Last time I looked there was probably 150 or so books on that list.  Sigh, what is a book lover to do?

In the meantime, here are two books that I recently borrowed from the library through Overdrive and was able to read on my Kindle:

1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber  – This is the 12th book in the series about a small town in Washington. 

The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise. But someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, puppies she’s determined to place in good homes. That’s complication number one. And number two is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad, Beth’s ex-husband, Kent, to Cedar Cove for Christmas. The girls have visions of a mom-and-dad reunion dancing in their heads. As always in life and in Cedar Cove there are surprises, too. More than one family’s going to have a puppy under the tree. More than one scheme will go awry. And more than one romance will have a happy ending!

The other was Only His by Susan Mallery – book three in a trilogy.

Only His, romance novel by bestselling author Susan Mallery

Wedding bells are ringing in Fool’s Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that they’ve seen each other naked, but she’ll never forget the way he broke her heart.

Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada’s “business only” ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life. But when great business partners turn out to be so much more, every rule gets broken. Will either of them be willing to try again…or will their past get in the way?