Wednesday, July 22, 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!

Eva is on holidays this week, so you are stuck with me for the second week in a row! Luckily I have been to the library twice this week so there is plenty of loot (and some reloot) to talk about! There are actually four books already waiting at the library to be picked up the next time I go there, but more about those next week!

So my loot this week is:

The Suspect by Michael Robotham - I have heard such good things about this Australian author's books, particularly Shatter but that book is a later book in the series. This book is the first book, because I have to read series in order.

The Company by Arabella Edge - When I was in Perth a couple of weeks ago, one of the things that we did was go to the Shipwrecks Gallery. The centrepiece of the museum is a small part of the Batavia, a ship from the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC). I now would like to read about the VOC, and this is the first book I have chosen to read.

Bluey's War by Herb Hamlet - My cousin dropped this book off for my grandmother to read while I was over in Perth visiting. I also think that this book my fit for the War Through the Generations Challenge.

The Lieutenant's Lover by Harry Bingham - I have had this book on my TBR list for ages, but I was reminded to actually borrow it by a review that I saw recently. Unfortunately I didn't write down when I saw the review! I think that this book will count for the War Through the Generations challenge as well.

Company of Liars: A Novel of the Plague by Karen Maitland - This book is Book of the Month for August over at Historical Fiction Online. I have heard lots and lots of good things about it!

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson - Wow, I am getting slack. Normally I am quite good at writing down where I saw the review that prompted me to request a book, but for the second time in this post I can't remember who inspired me!

My loot this week outnumbers my reloot which I am taking to be a good sign! My reloot for this week is:

The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland - for Art History challenge

Angelique in Revolt by Sergeanne Golon - the next Angelique book

Emma by Kaoru Mori - I started reading this book last time I had it out but couldn't finish it in time.

Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland - I swear I am going to read this book this time!

How about you? What did you get out of the library this week? Add your link to Mr Linky below:


  1. The cover of Company of Liars alone makes me want to read it!

  2. I have heard such good things about Company of Liars, so I am looking forwarded to reading it.

  3. Company of Liars was SOOOOO good! I can't wait to see what you think about it! I'm really excited for her next one due out soon, which also has a cool cover, The Owl Killers.

    I also enjoyed Mistress of the Sun very much!

    Great haul!

  4. I Enjoyed Blueys war it was a quick simple read and kind of Cute
    But I found the way they wrote the Aussie dialouge in was a tad over done and unrealistic but it was a good easy read

  5. Good books :D
    I have been meaning to try the Golon books for years

  6. I loved every one of Robotham's books. The only one I haven't read yet is Bombproof. My favourite is Lost (also called The Drowning Man),which is next in the series after Suspect. But all are good strong entries in the genre. Enjoy.

    I've got a copy of Artemesia for the Art History challenge too. It would be fun to compare notes when I get to it.

    I reviewed A Guide to the Birds of East Africa here:

    But that was last November, you may have seen it recently at Staci's at Life in the Thumb. She had some lovely Africa bird photos with her review.

    All your other loot is new to me, except Company of Liars. I look forward to your thoughts on them,especially the Aussie lit.

  7. "Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland - I swear I am going to read this book this time!"

    Lol, how many times have you had it out now?

  8. Wow! Lots of interesting books... I've added the Sandra Gulland book to my check out list. :D

    No Library Loot for me this week. I'll join the fun again next week.

    Happy reading!

  9. Great loot! I see some I'll be adding to my tbr pile!

  10., really. Oooooooh, aaaaah. Wow. Sorry, I'm salivating especially over the Company of Liars book. Angelique looks intriguing as well.

  11. I'm on a bit of a library ban this summer but had to pipe in and say that I hope you enjoy The Passion of Artemisia. I thought it was a wonderful historical novel. Hope you enjoy your loot!

  12. I have a copy of The Company of Liars, and am hoping to get to it very soon. I will be excited to see your review of it as well. And might I just add that you got some great things this week?

  13. Man. You have lots of interesting books there but my library doesn't have any of them! If you can, maybe you can tell me what you think so I can decide if they are worth ILL's. :)

  14. Personally, I wasn't a huge fan of Company of Liars. It was really...creepy. We can discuss when you're done, maybe :-) And it wasn't as much like the Canterbury Tales as I was expecting.

    The cover of The Company looks GREAT. I will have to look into that one!

  15. Aarti, I don't mind a little bit of creep! I will let you know what I think when I read it. I am really looking forward to The Company.

    Kailana, which books in particular!

    Zibilee, I think I am going to try and write more reviews. I have been getting out of practice at writing them.

    Iliana, I have enjoyed the other Vreeland books I have read, so I am hoping that this one won't be any different.

    Reading Food and Blodeuedd, the Angelique books are really good. Start at the beginning of the series though.

    Linda, I'll be interested to hear which books you add.

    Leya, I'll look for your post next week.

    Misfit, I think it is at least five times. At least!

    Sandra, I think you are right. It was Staci's review that I read.

    Tayandra, I am not a huge fan of over written Aussie-isms so I guess we will see how it reads when I get to it.

    Amy, I am hoping to enjoy Company. I am planning to read Owls next!

  16. I haven't read any of the ones you mentioned here but they all look good...

  17. What a lot of good books - hope you enjoy THE SUSPECT

  18. What a great set of books. I've only read The Company of Liars, and I'm pleased to say it's absolutely wonderful. Enjoy!

  19. I'm liking the covers for the war book. And this made me think that I need to get to my local library (as soon as I kick this nasty summer cold!)

    Excellent. Let me know if I should add any of your books to my library queue!

  20. Company of Liars looks and sounds really good. I had to recheck a book out at the library that I really wanted to read too.