Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Library Loot announcement

You may have noticed that I am a pretty faithful patron of my local library. At any one time, I have a lot of books out and there always seems to be more waiting to be picked up. When Eva put out a call for a co host of the weekly Library Loot meme it made a lot of sense for me to volunteer my services, and luckily for me, Eva accepted, so from now on Eva and I will be co hosting Library Loot which I am very excited about!

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by myself and Eva that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

I did mention a few posts ago that one of the things that I did while I was on my enforced internet break was get a new book case! I have been meaning to for at least 2 years, but it never quite seemed to be the right time! When I was at Ikea I did think that I was picking up the boxes for just a bookcase (with no space for a TV) but apparently not. I only figured that out as my friend and I were putting it together, but in the end I am thinking that I am pretty happy with it the way it was. So here is the new bookcase, you will see that there still seems to be a fair bit of space. In theory I should really reorganise the bookcase in the other room as that is stacked with books in every available space, but the books that are in here are all books that were sitting around in piles in the lounge room, precariously on top of the other bookshelf, or in my bedroom, or on the kitchen bench etc etc.

My point in mentioning this now is Library Loot related because the three cubes on the right hand side are my library books shelves. I don't think that it looks too bad, until you realise that two of those three cubes are already double stacked!

The only thing missing from this Library Loot post is the library books! I have literally just got back from picking up the following books:

Winston's War
by Michael Dobbs. I have expressed numerous times my aversion to reading a series out of order, but this is one series that I am doing it with. I have read the second and fourth books, and this is the first. I have borrowed this one a few times but never managed to actually get to read it. Maybe I will get to this time.

Remember When
by Nora Roberts/J D Robb - This is the next book in the In Death series which I really enjoy. From what I can gather this book is something of a hybrid between a normal Nora Roberts and the futuristic cop stories that form the J D Robb books. I have no idea how this is structured so it will be interested to see how she has managed it.

Her Secret Pleasure by Gaelen Foley - I seem to have picked up quite a few romances this visit. This is the second book in the Spice trilogy.

First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh - Another book that I have borrowed before but had to return because someone else had requested it. The first book in the Huxtable series.

Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon - next book in the Dark Hunter series.

Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas - I have really enjoyed both of this author's previous books, Private Arrangements and Delicious, and this appears to be another unusual setting.

Would you like to participate in Library Loot. Leave your link in Mr. Linky!

Update to add: Mr Linky seems to working a little infrequently. If it isn't working for you, simply leave a comment.


  1. I though my library holds got out of control, but you have me licked.

    So, if I post a library loot I use the pic and link back to you and Eve - is that correct?

  2. Oh, great! I'll have to remember to update my LL blurb to link to you now.

  3. You rock Marg! :D I ned to make a library book shelf-great idea!

  4. It's great to have you as a host. I love looking through your library lists... :)

  5. Nice shelves! I also like the library loot you picked up this week, and will be excited to see some of your thoughts about these books.siom

  6. Hi Marg, Mr. Linky is not working for me, so here's a link to my post.

  7. Misfit, that's exactly right.

    Eva, I find it much easier because then I know exactly where all the library books are that I haven't read are at any moment in time!

    Rebecca, it appears that Mr Linky isn't working at the moment. Thanks for leaving your link!

    Thanks Melissa, Zibilee and Jen!

  8. Hi Marge! Hehe nice to "meet" you! [:
    Here's my link:

  9. I love the bookshelves. I sure could use some new ones too. It always amazes me how many library books you bring home. lol.

  10. Great to see you co-hosting with Eva! I was just mentioning over at her blog that I'm trying to stay away from the library for a bit to make some headway with my stacks but I'm sure I'll be back posting on my library loot soon.

    Love the shelves!

  11. Yeah, I knew you'd be PERFECT for a co-host to library loot!! And yes, although I am completely appalled at my 27 books from the library, I know it's a drop in the bucket to you!!

  12. Stephanie, I think I am kind of lucky that my library lets me borrow so many. Or maybe that's not a good thing!

    Iliana, I consider that I have been very disciplined if I don't visit the library more than once a week!

    Dar, I am glad that I finally went and got them, and I am pretty happy with the way they look.

    Hi eums!

  13. Nice that you have shelves to put your library books on, I have to use the stairs!

  14. I only have stairs outside, so a bookshelf seems like a better option!

    Thanks for stopping by.

  15. I love the idea of a Library Loot weekly post. I will add it to my post-Bloggiesta to do list.


  16. Susan, I look forward to reading your first post.

  17. Hi! Don't know if Mister Linky registered me or not! I just started a Library Loot weekly post. Great idea! I have all of six books this week and don't know if I should feel greedy:)

  18. Just commenting to say this is my first time with Library Loot. Congrats on taking over as co-host, and just so you know, the Sherrilyn Kenyon novels are all great (at least the Dark Hunter associated world is).

  19. Book Bird Dog, Mr Linky worked! Thanks for playing along.

    Hi Elena, I am a big fan of the Dark Hunter novels myself, and even got to meet Sherrilyn Kenyon earlier this year which was very exciting!