This week I borrowed Wildwood by Colin Meloy from the library. I wanted to read this book because it looked so pretty and the author, Colin Meloy, is the lead singer of the Decemberists. The book is illustrated by his wife, Carson Ellis, who also illustrated The Mysterious Benedict Society. I read it earlier this week and I honestly think it's the prettiest book I have ever read. The book itself was all right, but I now want to read everything illustrated by Carson Ellis.
I also picked up Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead from the library earlier today. I was there a few minutes before opening and there were over 50 people waiting to get in. This book was recommended to me on my blog, and I'm not posting a picture of it because the cover is very beat up.
I know that when normal people want a used book they just go to a used book shop. I always check my basement first, since you never know what you will find down there. My Mom majored in English in University, and there are a lot of old paper backs around the house. Although she has trouble getting rid of things, my Mom is nice and usually lets me have whatever book I ask for if it's not on one of her main bookshelves. I happened to be looking for Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and found it pretty quickly. I think I'm going to read this around Halloween.