Sunday, May 03, 2009

Library Loot!

Normally I do Teaser Tuesday and the Library Loot on Wednesday of every week, but this week I just didn't feel up to doing Library Loot. In fact I was in bed at the very early time of 9.30 three nights in a row during the week. Part of the reason for that is that I am trying to change my eating habits, and so I think my body was going into shock at the fact that it hadn't had any chocolate, or normal Coke or anything like that for a few days. Once I got through those early nights I actually felt pretty good so we will have to see how we go from now on.

Anyway, it has been a pretty interesting week library wise this week. I found something out. They actually DO have an upper limit when it comes to the number of items out. Who knew? And how did I find this out? By reaching that upper limit of course! I have had a whole heap of items that I have had on hold come in so my library list looks very scary again, but it will get back under control soon. (Hah! Who am I trying to kid?).

So the books that I picked up from the library this week were:

Frantic by Katherine Howell - I am supposed to have read this already for OzMystery Readers but it didn't come in for ages.

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman - another book of the month for OzMystery Readers. Luckily I have read the next book already otherwise I would be in danger of striking out completely!

Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian - HF, set in WWII. Exactly my kind of read.

The Dark Rose by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - I read the first book in this series a while ago and really enjoyed it. I had borrowed this previously but had to return it because I could not renew it, so now I have it out again to hopefully read this time.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - lots of buzz around for this book so I thought I would find out for myself.

First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh - I do enjoy Mary Balogh's writing, and this is the first in her latest series.

Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden - Another book I have had out before.

Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon - Donna Leon is one of those authors that I have been meaning to read for ages, so I finally requested the first book in her mystery series.

April edition of Good Reading Magazine


  1. Um, out of curiosity, what IS the upper limit? :)

  2. My library doesn't have a limit on anything! I asked. Bad for me, actually. lol

  3. Hope you enjoy your loot! I want to pick up The Hunger Games someday soon because it sounds like something I really would enjoy.

  4. hi Marg! visiting u again! love ur posts!

  5. I think that I've got too many books out too! Library fees are expensive.
    You've got some good titles there. I liked the books that I read in the Cynthia Harrod-Eagles series as a teenager, but it was so long ago that I'd have to start from the beginning! The Donna Leon books are too creepy for me and gave me nightmares.

  6. Janicu, the upper level is **blushes slightly** 60 items out.

    Kailana, that would be very dangerous for me too!

    Ladytink, I am definitely looking forward to seeing how The Hunger Games is.

    Hi Joemill! Thanks for leaving a comment.

    Viola. luckily I don't get too many fees. It would still work out to be cheaper than buying 60 books though I think!

  7. The only book on your list I've read is The Hunger Games...and I just read it last month. Very good. Well worth the buzz!

  8. I have the first Donna Leon book waiting for me in my pile too - I'm sure you will get to it before me!

  9. Hunger Games isn't the normal genre that I read but honestly it was one of those books that had me at the first sentence. Hope you enjoy it can't wait to read your review.

  10. I really enjoyed Skeletons at the Feast. I have put some of the author's books on my tbr because of it.

  11. I've given you an award, I hope you like what it's for!!! lol

    and what is your library limit on books out?

  12. Hi Marg, another award for you. I have mentioned your blog for the I Love Your Blog Award in my post here.

  13. Thanks Nicchic and Susan!

    Krissi and Stephanie, I am looking forward to it given all the buzz around it!

    Jennygirl, I have read Midwives by Bohjalian and I liked that a lot, so I have high hopes for Skeletons at the Feast.

    Karen, I wouldn't be so sure about that! LOL!

  14. Susan, the upper limit is 60 books! Way too many to have out at any one time but never mind!

  15. I really enjoyed Skeletons at the Feast, I hope you do too. I have also read his book The Double Bind and really liked it too. Enjoy.