Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Library Loot!

I was doing okay at keeping the number of books out from the library down, but this week there has been a bit of a blowout! The number has just creeped back to over 40. I will have another book to return tomorrow but still....

The books I borrowed this week were:

Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
Ladies Who Lunch by Linda Francis Lee
Winter in Madrid by C J Sansom
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander
Dawn Encounter by Jennifer Blake
The Master of Verona by David Blixt
A Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick
The Gilded Web by Mary Balogh
The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts
You're Out, Dinner's On: the Ultimate Slowcooker Book by Gina Steer

Master of Verona was one of my favourite books of last year, and is Book of the Month over at Historical Fiction Online and all the discussion has given me a yearning for rereading it! Given how rarely I do actually reread we will see if it happens or not!

The weather has changed here temporarily at least, and so I started thinking that I wouldn't mind making some stews and soup type meals, so I borrowed the slow cooker book to hopefully get some inspiration!

****Library Loot is a weekly meme hosted by Alessandra from Out of the Blue and Eva from A Striped Armchair


  1. Hope you like Plum Spooky! It wasn't wonderful but I did enjoy it nontheless.

  2. I have no idea how you keep track of all these books and when to return them. I'd go nuts! LOL I try and keep only 3 out at a time, it's hard, but I'm such a scatter brain I'd lose them if I brought home more!

    I also liked Plum Spooky much more than I thought I would. Yes it has that outrageous humor, but it also reminded me a lot of the older Plum's and that's a plus! The 1st part of Chapter 1 in 15 is up on her website now too!

  3. ChariDee, all my library books go on one shelf on the bookcase, and I have a spreadsheet that I use to keep track of due dates and renewals etc.

  4. The Ultimate Slowcooker book sounds interesting to me. I have a few of those, but only have been able to glean a few recipes out of the lot. Please let me know if you find anything amazing in there.

  5. lol you crack me up!
    love Tasha Alexander, enjoy.

  6. I thought my library holds were out of control, but you've beat me hands down. Looking forward to seeing what you think of Hollick's book, hope you can get Harold after that.

  7. I wonder if you'll be tempted by more books when you go to return that one book! :) That always seems to happen to me anyway.

    Enjoy the loot!

  8. I wish my library would get Master of Verona in! It isn't available in my entire province through the library...

    My library loot is kind of scary... I already have 16 books out (I haven't had a chance to read in the last couple days) and I see that I have like 5 or 6 more to pick up! This is what happens when I don't get reading time, I guess.

  9. Sorry - I'm always behind responding to blog now these days *grin*

    I like to say that I do love Jennifer Blake's historical books. She is my local author. You do know that DAWN ENCOUNTER is part of her brand new The Masters at Arms series, right? DAWN ENCOUNTER is the 2nd book to that series :)

    You might like her The Louisiana Gentlemen Series, which is her older books. They are great!

  10. Over forty books? I am so in awe of you right now. Hopefully soon some of my newly requested books will come in; the library here in Brooklyn only lets me reserve ten at a time.

  11. Hayden, the maximum number of requests I can have is 20, but I have no idea what the maximum number of books are. I have been up over 55 so it is more than that!

    Julia, I haven't read Jennifer Blake before. I did know that this was the second book in the series, but my library doesn't have the first book so I am starting with this time.

    Kailana, can you ask them to buy it in for you?

    Iliana, I don't really get tempted by other books when I go to the library because I don't often browse. I request what I know I want and only go to the pick up shelf to get those.

    Misfitandmom, this is far more in control than I was three months ago...believe me!

    Jennygirl, I am looking forward to getting to the Alexander!

    Zibilee, I was a bit disappointed with the slow cooker book. There wasn't really a lot that caught my eye, at least for family style cooking. There were a few things that looked nice that my son just wouldn't even think of making or that would far too expensive to cook. I might borrow another one and see if that is any better.

    Ladytink, these between the numbers are a bit strange in a way. They don't really move the story forward, but I still feel like I need to read them when they come out!

  12. Master of Verona must be good if it warrants a reread so I'll have to check that one out. Enjoy your finds :)

  13. I loved it Samantha and I am recommending to anyone who will listen!

  14. Oh, I love going to the lib as well. I agree it is hard to be good when there is so much "bookie candy" sitting out everywhere! I usually just check them out and then return them unread :( I am trying to get better at that though.

  15. Bethany, I am mostly pretty good at getting things read before they need to be returned but there are times when I don't and I always feel so bad when that happens!