Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Library Loot!

This week's Library Loot includes the confession that once more I borrowed more than I took back, but I still am under 50 books out...just!

Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland - I think this is about the fourth time that I have borrowed this book. I really do want to read it, but I keep on having to return it before I have even started it yet. Maybe this will be the time when I actually read it!

Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon - Michele from A Reader's Respite and Amy from Passages to the Past are hosting the Outlander challenge. I haven't officially signed up, but the idea is to try and reread the book in the series in anticipation of the latest Outlander book, An Echo in the Bone which is due to be released on September 22. I actually own two copies of this book, but I lent it to one friend who I have since lost touch with (in fact, she has the first three books in the series). Once I realised that I wasn't going to see them again, I went and re brought the first three books again, and then lent the first one to a girl I work with who has had it for probably two years and hasn't finished it yet. I did ask her for it a couple of times, but because I am tempted by the reread challenge I have borrowed it from the library. I will definitely be nagging my colleague to give my copy back though. I don't really want to have to buy it for the third time.

The Iron Hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis - the next instalment in the Marcus Didius Falco mystery series set in Ancient Rome.

Sabriel by Garth Nix - Now that I am up to date with the Keys of the Kingdom series, I am looking forward to reading some of his other books.

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher - I have been trying to pick up this book for weeks, but the last time I had it on request the library catalogue suggested that it was the hold shelf, but I couldn't find it. Fortunately no such issues this time.

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


  1. I absolutely love Garth Nix's Old Kingdom trilogy. I hope you enjoy it too!

  2. I have read the first book in Nix's Old Kingdom trilogy and I was not a huge fan. I guess I will have to see how I make out with the rest of the trilogy when I get around to reading it!

  3. I've never heard of Cross STitch by Gabaldon. I have however read Sabriel and loved it. I should really get back to that series.

  4. Dar, in the US it is published under the name Outlander.

    Kailana and Nymeth, I am looking forward to Sabriel.

  5. Mistress of the Sun is one that I am reading soon and I SO need to get crackin' on the Outlander books. Especially since I was thinking we had til 2010 and I was sooo wrong! That's it...sleeping and working are cut out!

  6. I am really interested in Mistress of the Sun, and can't wait to read your review. I have almost bought it a couple of times. Don't know why I stopped myself!

  7. Sabriel is really good - and Outlander just so much fun. I hope you enjoy both!

  8. Looking good :D happy reading.

    I think I tried a Nix book...not sure, might have been some I didn't like

  9. A mystery series set in Rome?!? I have to check this out! Enjoy your finds :)

  10. I'm glad I'm not the only one who checks out books from the library multiple times (each time hoping to read it....). I have read Sandra Gulland's Josephine B. books and loved them. I hope to read her new one eventually, too.

  11. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who continuously checks out the same book in hopes of one day finally reading it! :)

    I actually own Mistress of the Sun but have yet to get to it. It does look good doesn't it? Let's see who gets to it first :)



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