Thursday, January 08, 2009

Library Loot

Alessandra and Eva both came up with a great idea - a weekly meme about your visits to the library. Now, they are planning on jointly hosting, and give that I am such a regular library visitor I thought that this is one weekly meme that I can definitely join in on.

Having said that, I haven't been to the library this week at all! I did think that I would post the list of books that I have currently got out for this week and then from now on I will just post the week's details. I used to do a library crazy post on an irregular basis where I posted these lists, but I haven't done one for a while.

I always have a LOT of books out from the library so please don't be shocked! Here are the ones I have out:

The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason (I have read this one, but haven't returned it yet)

Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
Freedom's Land by Anna Jacobs
The New Year's Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
Naughty Neighbour by Janet Evanovich
Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong
Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
Fishing for Stars by Bryce Courtney
Tiger Claws by John Speed
Portrait in Death by J D Robb
Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry
The Vizard Mask by Diana Norman
The Cavalier Case by Antonia Fraser
Knitting by Anne Bartlett
It by Stephen King
His Wicked Kiss by Gaelen Foley
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding anthology
Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse
Counting the Stars by Helen Dunmore
Aztec by Gary Jennings
Snowy Night with a Stranger anthology
Mistress of the sun by Sandra Gulland
Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett
Angelique and the Sultan by Sergeanne Golon
Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood
The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson
Blood Price by Tanya Huff
The Staircase by Ann Rinaldi
The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
The Leopard Unleashed by Elizabeth Chadwick
Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts
The Fool's Tale by Nicole Galland
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters
Life as we Knew it by Susan Pfeffer
Vivaldis Virgins by Barbara Quick
To Seduce a Bride by Nicole Jordan
Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden
The Last Queen by CW Gortner
Superior Saturday by Garth Nix
Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Night of Flames by Douglas Jacobson
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
Venus in Copper by Lindsey Davis
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
The Water Horse by Julia Gregson
Death Comes as Epiphany by Sharan Newman
Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

I have 3 books that are being held waiting for me to pick up:

Against the Tide of Years by S M Stirling
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee

and several books that are on request. Some of these have been on request for over a year so they may never actually come in, but some of them will.

Fish out of Water by Mary Janice Davidson
Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The King's Shilling by John Boyne
The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Sunrise West by Jacob Rosenberg
The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray


  1. I really enjoyed snooping around your blog. Great reviews.
    Thanks for keeping readers interested in writing.

    Author Keta Diablo

    Keep on reading! And stop by my web site if you have time and enter my book give-away contest. I give books away every month!

  2. My goodness, Are there any books left at your local library?
    Seriously I really enjoy your blog.

  3. Wow! That is a lot of books! I'm not sure our library would even let me check out that many. It's a great list though!


  4. And I thought I checked out a lot of books from the library. That's an impressive list.

  5. My library is good about letting me have a lot out at once too but you've got me beat! I'll be interested to see your thoughts on Three Bags Full and Behind the Scenes at the Museum. I just found this weekly feature and I loved doing it. Mine is here:

  6. Guess what, Marg, I got a library card today! Well, I used to have one when I was in university, but it expired. Anyway, I can actually go to the library! Mind you, I am not going to get as many books as you because then I won't read all the books I own, but I can still enjoy it... I'm right excited!

  7. Hello Marg, You seem like my kind of person. Actually I work in a library. I only have two books checked out right now: Treasure by Iris Johansen an "Fire and ice" by Julie Garwood. I read all Debbie Macomber books, and Nora Roberts and......I love your blog

  8. WOW: that's a lot of books!!! lol I'm not shocked, just impressed.

  9. Holy Mother of God, Marg. For what may be the first time ever, I'm speechless.


  10. Don't be shocked? LOL
    I am shocked your library lets you have so many. But I bet they love you cause you're such a good customer.

  11. Holy books Batman! I would definitely recommend Loving Frank - a beautiful book.

  12. WOW! I've been following your blog for a while, and am always amazed at the number of books you get through. Now add to that absolute envy at that book list, and this clearly well stocked library :)

  13. Hi Marg. I think there is a 12 step program out there for you---Holy Yikes! That list is amazing. How many do you think you will get read?
    I have Coraline sitting on the floor next to me just waiting for me to read it. I gave Sam, The Graveyard Book for Christmas--he has finished it and loved it!
    Happy reading to you...

  14. This looks like a wonderful weekly event!

    Marg, I gave you an award.

  15. That's even more than I have out Marg. My library lets me have 30 and I have 29. I ahve another 15 requested, then a "my list" for future requests of 82. Talk about being optimistic.

  16. Kerrie and Lezlie, I'm not sure what our maximum no. of books out is, but I haven't reached it yet. I do know that the maximum no. of requests I can have is 20, mainly because I reach that quite regularly!

    Kim, my problem is that I have too many 12 steps programs that I need to join - library, reading challenges, blogging and that's before we talk about food and Coca Cola!

    Wordjunkie, thanks for delurking and leaving a comment!

    Karen, I have borrowed Loving Frank for a group read. I am hoping to enjoy it.

    Carolyn Jean - well they don't charge me late fees on most of my books anymore so I think I must be on the high user list!

    Michele, I am sure you aren't completely speechless!

    Eva, glad you aren't shocked!

    Nellybelle, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you continue to enjoy my blog.

    Kailana, Yay! You got a library card. Reading the books I actually own is something I struggle with a little bit.

    Sandra, sometimes I wonder if the librarians are looking at me a bit strange when they are checking out yet more books but they don't ever say anything!

    Melissa, I think I mean to take some back. I mean really, I might have a big library problem! LOL!

    Actonbell, yep, all from one library. I am actually a member at a couple of other libraries but I am trying to avoid borrowing them except when they have something that my main library doesn't!

    Yogi, there are still some left. At least all the ones I have already read! **grin**

    Keta, thanks for stopping by. I will be over to check out your blog.

  17. Wow! I work at the library and I don't even have that many out.

  18. What I want to know is how you haul them all home and back? Holy smokes! That is two or three wheelbarrows full, at least. You must be a super fast reader. I'm envious.

  19. Booklogged, it doesn't seem like that many when you only bring 3 or 4 home at a time.

    Dana, I often wonder if the librarians get special rules for themselves!

  20. OMG! I can't believe you have this many out! Too funny.

  21. It's a problem that I have Jenny Girl! I can't seem to help myself.

  22. wow. Wanna here a funny story? I reserved and audio version Possession by AS Byatt and picked it up yesterday. I popped out a CD from the car's player and realized... I had cassettes NOT CDs for the book! UGH. So now that has to go back. I popped my music CD back in, the song came on and it was Pink's Stupid Girl. YEP! I can't believe I did that.

  23. LOL @ Bkclubcare! Don;t you hate that you then got sassed by the CD!

    My car has a cassette player but I don;t really like it because I have had bad luck with lots of the cassettes from the library being overused and distorted. Mostly I borrow CDs and then put them on the MP3 and plug it in using a converter.

  24. You weren't kidding! That really is a lot! I hope to get to that point though. I don't use my library near enough. This year for me is all about reading what's in my house. No buying, no library. That way I can read my pile and then go to the library!

  25. Do you bring a dolly with you to help carry out all the books?!? Nice haul! ;D