Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Library Loot!

There's something just a little bit different about this week's library loot! The obvious difference is the widget showing the covers. The other thing is that there are again lots of library books out, but the difference is that they are from two different libraries!

At one point I was actually a member of four library districts. There were two different libraries over near where I used to live about 4 years ago and that is about 45 minutes away from where I live now, so it isn't exactly easy to get to either of them. On the weekend just gone, I made the big step of getting rid of my library cards to both of these as the likelihood of me borrowing something from them again is remote really.

The other two libraries that I am a member of is the library district near my house, which I visit at least once a week, and then there is a library less than 10 minutes walk from where I work. I joined that library a few months again, but I hadn't borrowed anything from there until this week!

So the books that I borrowed from my normal library were:

Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding anthology
Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
Web of Love by Mary Balogh
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom DVD
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
Tomorrow when the War Began by John Marsden (audio book)
The Terror by Dan Simmons
The Boat by Nam Le

Now you may have noticed in previous posts that I was actually reading The Terror. I got really stuck on it last week, not because I wasn't enjoying it, but just because I couldn't seem to read! I have left it in the Currently Reading section of my sidebar as it is my intention to pick that one up from where I left off last week when I finish the current book that I am reading, perhaps tomorrow.

As I need to try and figure out how to do a slideshow for a craft blog that I help out with, I have come up with the following display of covers for the books listed above.

From the other library (near work) I picked up Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry and Her Only Desire by Gaelen Foley. I couldn't borrow the Foley from my main library because it appears as though their copy is lost. As for Lonesome Dove, it turns out that if I had of realised, I actually didn't need to borrow it from the library anyway! When I finished Comanche Moon, the first thing I tried to do was request the next book in the series. I thought it was really odd that my main library had the first two books in the Lonesome Dove series but didn't have the third, and most famous, book, Lonesome Dove.

One of my work colleagues asked me if I owned a copy of Angels and Demons that she could borrow. I came home and was just about to go to bed when I remembered her request so went in to scour my bookshelf to look for it, and ended up creating a big mess of books that I will need to fix, probably on the weekend. I didn't find Angels and Demons, because my brother borrowed it years ago I think, but I did find my own copy of Lonesome Dove that I bought when the mini-series originally was shown on TV, which I guess makes back in the 80s some times!

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


  1. Nice widget Marg, you have a couple of books there that I really want to read like the Kleypas. I'm looking forward to see what you think of Maisie Dobbs too.

  2. This widget is just very plain, but there are some very flash ones available! I have spent ages messing around with them! LOL!

  3. I love Maisie Dobbs :)
    And I have heard good things about the Turner book.

    Enjoy your loot

  4. THE QUEEN OF ATTOLIA is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Have you read THE THIEF, too?

  5. Oh, yay for starting Winspear's series!

  6. Looks like you chose some good titles. Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  7. I loved Lonesome Dove, and cried and cried all through the ending of the book. I haven't yet read any of the others, but they are all on my list.

  8. I own two of these but I haven't read any of these before. I hope you enjoy all your loot!

  9. A good haul. Libraries are wonderful institutions, aren't they?
    I just finished reading the 5th in the Maisie Dobbs series. It was favorite so far. Very good. These mysteries have a slower pace, so be sure to take a deep breath and calm down from the hustle of everyday life.

    Just curious - What series did you recently start that contains 13 books at this point?

  10. Did I write 13? I meant 31, and it was The Morland Dynasty series by Cynthia Harrod Eagles!

    Zibilee, I decided that I wanted to reread Lonesome Dove, but then thought that I would read the whole series, starting from the beginning!

    Memory, I read The Thief over the weekend during the readathon.

    Thanks to everyone else for stopping by.

  11. Your slideshow of book covers is great! I really want to read the Maisie Dobbs many people seem to love it. A library near home and a library convenient to work is just perfect.

  12. Good luck with Lonesome Dove! I only got about ten pages into it; Westerns and I aren't the best of friends!

  13. i really have to get around to reading lonesome dove. my parents read it back when it came out--i remember them with their noses stuck in the book for days--and now i've been seeing it pop up around book blogs again. thanks for the reminder.

    as for library loot...i'm on the naughty list at my library--even though i volunteer there once a week! i have a bunch of fines because i took out some dvds and forgot to bring them back in a timely fashion...ahem. :)

  14. Always fun to read your blog, the terror is great thanks for writing about it!

    I must admit until I read your blog I didn't go to teh library much, but you've shown me the way!

  15. Ooooo...Smoke and Mirrors! Love that collection. Chivalry is one of my favorite Gaiman short stories, but there are several great ones in that collection.

  16. I am really looking forward to reading it. I just have just recently read both Coraline and The Graveyard Book and loved them both.