Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and me 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 really wanted to thank everyone for their warm welcome to the co-host role for Library Loot. I got to visit a couple of completely new to me blogs, and I know that we had some first time participants last week as well. This week's Mister Linky will be over at Evas so be sure to add your link so we can all come and visit.

I didn't have a particularly good week this week in terms of library use, not because of the number of books I borrowed, but more because of the number of books that I had to take back unread that were either due today, or already overdue. I think it is fair to say that I will be reborrowing most of them over the next few weeks.

The books that I did pick up from the library this week were:

Vexing the Viscount by Emily Bryan - this author was featured over at Royal Reviews in the last couple of weeks, and I thought I would give her books a go.

Vision in White by Nora Roberts - I don't often buy any Nora Roberts books but I do put my name down at the library to get them when they do come out. This is the first book in the Bride Quartet series.

Disco Boy by Dominic Knight - I added this book to my list after reading a review of it over at Book Thingo. A love story written by an Australian man who happens to be a fairly famous comedian seems like it might be an interesting read.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - A few weeks ago this book was reviewed over at Book Smugglers, and Ana said "I don’t want to run into any rushed declarations but The Name of the Wind may well be the best book I read since The Book Smugglers’ inception." After a rave review like that I am pretty sure I wasn't the only person who added it to my TBR list!

The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips - I have been meaning to read this book ever since it first came out but I have never borrowed it before now.


  1. I really need to add The Rosetti Letter to by TBR pile!

    Also, I have passed on an award to you!! Here's the link to the post about it on my blog:

    You were one of my first blogs that I began to follow! Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

  2. ooooooooooo You got Name of the Wind? Excellent! Can't wait to see what you think.

  3. I read The Rossetti Letter! Here is a link to my thoughts on it:

    I hope you like the book, too! The sequel, The Devlin Diary, is also good.


  4. I loved The Name of the Wind too! I don't think I was blogging when I read it though. It's wonderful. Emily Bryan has been recommended to me, I'll have to check her books out one of these days.

  5. Rothfuss! :D
    i emailed my library that they should buy it, and I just got back that they will so yay. I hope you enjoy it

  6. THE NAME OF THE WIND is a great pick! I really think you'll enjoy it.

  7. An interesting group, I see that you enjoy romance. The Rossetti Letter sounds good. I'll watch for your opinion it. Happy reading.

  8. Sandra, I read across a few different genres, and romance is definitely one of my favourites.

    Memory, Ana and Meghan, I hope that I love it as much as everyone else seems to!

    Blodeuedd, I love it when the library buys books in specifically for me. New book smell for free!

    Lezlie, I am pretty sure that your review was one of the first I read for this book. It has just taken me a while to remember to pick it up!

    Thanks so much for your kind words Tif.

  9. You're a great co-host Marg! Every blog I went to comment on, you'd already been there. :D I've heard great things about The Name of the Wind! I haven't heard of the other books you got this week.

  10. The Rosetti Letter and The Name of the Wind look very interesting. I will have to check back and see what you think of them!

  11. Can't wait to hear what you think of The Name of the Wind. I really enjoyed that one, though I don't think it quite lived up to its hype for me.

  12. Let me know what you think of Disco Boy!

    Just read the Book Smugglers' review of The Name of the Wind. Right. Added to my To Buy list! (The excerpts remind me of Patricia McKillip, my favourite fantasy writer.)

  13. Just read the review for The Name of the Wind on The Book Smugglers and i've added it to by list.
    Looking forward to your review

  14. Eva, awww shucks! Thanks.

    I am looking forward to reading The Name of the Wind Zibilee and Aarti.

    Kat, I hope I like it as much as you did! The Book Smugglers review convinced me as well! Kat and K.

  15. I've been "petting" The Rossetti Letter. Pondering really. I would love to hear your thoughts.

    I put my Loot up, too. You can find it here.

    Thanks for hosting Marg! :D

  16. Hi!
    All those books sound really good. I love Nora Roberts, I'll have to look and see if the library has this new series. Have a great day!!


  17. I've had my eye on The Rossetti Letter since it came out too. Just sounds like something I'd really like. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

  18. The Book Smugglers review convinced me too. Nice haul!

  19. Your library loot looks really interesting! I've never heard of Dominic Knight, but I like the sound of Disco Boy, and I'm adding it to my TBR list. =)

  20. Shananaginsbooks, I am not sure whether Disco Boy is going to be available outside Australia or not.

    Jenny Girl, it was definitely a review that made people want to pick the book up wasn't it!

    Iliana and Leya I will try to write a review of it when I do read it, but I can't make any promises!

    Sherrie, most of the time I find Nora Roberts very readable. I love the way she portrays friendship and her dialogue.