Wednesday, July 29, 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!

It was a very exciting week for me last week. I got my first ever Inter Library Loan (ILL)! I actually didn't think I would get it because when I was filling in the online request it asked how much I was willing to pay and it said that the maximum cost could be up to almost $20 which I thought was a bit steep, but instead of filling it in I just left it blank. I have to say though that I was a bit surprised when I picked the book up from my library as they add a cover to it. It made me laugh a little because you can't even tell which book it is underneath the cover. It's very green!

Eva was supposed to be back from holidays last week, but there hasn't been a new post from her yet, so if there is no Mr Linky up by the time I get up on Thursday I will add one to this post.

My loot this week:

Honolulu by Alan Brennert - I have been wanting to read this author's first book, Moloka'i for ages, so when I saw that this book had been added to the catalogue I requested it.

Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts - I read the first book in this trilogy, Jewels of the Sun, a couple of weeks ago.

The Royal Harlot by Susan Holloway Scott - Normally I don't read books out of order, but I have read the third book in this series, The French Mistress, not too long ago. Now I am going back to the beginning to work my way through. This is the book that is hidden underneath the green ILL cover.

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris - As soon as I see the next Sookie Stackhouse book has been added to the library catalogue I request it. I was a bit slow this time, but it has finally come in!

Annette Vallon by James Tipton - One thing I don't do very often at the library is browse, but the other night I was walking past the end shelves where they display books and this one caught my eye.

The Princeling by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - the next book in the Morland Dynasty series of books. The cover I had is from about 30 years ago and is fabulous, but for the time being I will use this one. I will find the real one eventually though.

Only one reloot this week:

Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin - the third book in the Adelia series of medieval mysteries.

Edited to add Mr Linky.


  1. Your library gets some great books in! I wish mine kept up with series in the same way. Instead they have a few of each and I really don't like buying the missing ones, so I end up just buying all of them.

  2. Every now and again they miss some books, and I get incredibly frustrated when they do, but most of the time they are pretty good!

  3. ILL's are great, half the fun is see where they come from. I'm in Seattle and I've got books from the East coast, a college library in New Mexico and a Benedictine Abbey's library. They've even found me 100 year old editions of Dumas. Never had to pay for shipping either.

  4. I think that our ILL's only come from within the state of Victoria, but don't quote me on that!

  5. I was wondering why you had to pay. Where we are, it's all free, although with a new state (Pennsylvania) budget, that might change.

    Here's my Library Loot for this week.

  6. Yes you sure have a great library. great loot

  7. I am going to have to pick up some more historical fiction, your list has so many good looking books on it!
    My list is here.

  8. There's definitely some interesting looking books in that list you've got there.

  9. My library never got Moloka'i, in... wonder if there's going to be a chance they'll ever get Honolulu? I may just have to cave and buy them.

  10. Missed the Mr. Linky somehow... so here's my link.

  11. Honolulu sounds really good. Hope you get a chance to read it and share your thoughts.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  12. Quite an impressive list of books Marg. :D Enjoy!

    My Library Loot is up, you can find it here.

  13. Now that is one sweet haul Marg!! I need to get crackin' on the Harrold-Eagles and Franklin books. I also picked up Annette Vallon without doing much research because it looked so good! I'll be back for your reviews.

  14. Great haul! I have put a few of these on my wish list. It seems like we like a lot of the same types of books. I will be patiently waiting to read some of these reviews. Thanks!

  15. I started Annette Vallon ages ago and it was really good too. I really should get back to it and finish it. Great pile of books you brought home!

  16. Hurrah on your first ILL book. I don't think I've done an interlibrary loan or at least it must be a long time ago.

    Enjoy your books!

  17. There's no sign of a post from Eva so I have added a Mr Linky to my post, and if you have left a link in the comments I have added it to the new Mr Linky.

  18. Added the link to my post to the Mr Linky.

  19. Readingfool, I wonder if I had put in an amount then that would have been what I would have needed to pay. I don't really know. It really threw me to think that I would have to pay such a large amount.

    Blodeuedd, every now and again I find something to moan about at my library but most of the time they are pretty good!

    Icedream, HF is my favourite so you will often see quite a bit on my lists.

    Thanks for dropping in Elena and Iliana!

    Melissa and Anna, I might have to cave and buy Molokaii if I like Honolulu.

    Amy, I definitely enjoyed the first couple of Harrod Eagles books. It will be interesting to see if they stay as good over the course of such a long series.

    Yay Zibilee. It is always nice to find someone with similar reading tastes.

    Dar, it is very unusual for me to just pick up a book on the spur of the moment. Hopefully I will like it when I get to it.

  20. Thanks for adding your link Elena

  21. Good haul! As you know, I really enjoy Ariana Franklin's series. I look forward to your thoughts when you get to it. I read it back when it came out. :)

  22. Oh, is the Grave Goods out in softcover now, or do you have the hardcover copy? I have to read the second one still (I own it) and I really enjoyed the first one, it was excellent.

  23. My library's copy was the hardcover, but I *think* that Grave Goods either came out recently in paperback, or is out very soon.



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