My pile of books. See the post for a description.


Picked up a few interesting books, with a mix of online reserves and wandering the stacks. I found that one library I have a card at had The Lost Art of Dress thanks to a useful extension I use with Firefox: Library Extension. It’s available for Chrome (and other Chromium browsers) and Edge as well. It has a little window that pops up whenever I’m on Goodreads, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. The addon has a list of sites it works on, sadly it does not work on Kobo yet, but they’re working on it. I have a limited book budget, so finding things I want to read at the library is such a boon to the pocketbook, making my budget go farther for books I really want to have.

Online reserves are so handy! I picked three of the books online, picked them up at the checkout desk, then found the rest in the stacks. Iwas in an eclectic mood, but the Trainable Cat I picked as we recently got a new cat to add to our clowder and we’re having some adjustment issues with the former baby of the house, Josiah.

From the top down I got:

  • Chanel by Francois Baudot [Goodreads]
  • The Trainable Cat by John Bradshaw and Sarah Ellis [Goodreads]
  • The Secret History of Home Economics by Danielle Dreilinger [Goodreads]
  • Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking by Kate Colqhoun [Goodreads]
  • Spice: The History of Temptation by Jack Turner [Goodreads]
  • The Lost Art of Dress by Linda Przybyszewski [Goodreads]
  • Seven Sisters Style by Rebecca Tuite [Goodreads]