Wednesday, August 05, 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!

A couple of posts ago I worked out what proportion of my last twenty reads had come from the library. It turned out to be 85% which is quite a high percentage I think. Then I looked at how many of my reads for the year had come from there and the percentage was only a fraction lower at 81%. Whilst it's not surprising as such it was interested to see what the final percentage was!

This week I picked up the following books from the library. The good thing this week is no reloot! I have never borrowed any of these books before!

An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson - Danielle was talking about this book a couple of weeks ago. The main reason I added it to my list is that it features author Josephine Tey as a character. I have only read one of her books but I really liked that book.

Untamed by PC Cast and Kristin Cast - Next book in the House of Night series.

The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters - Next book in the Amelia Peabody series.

The Food of Love by Anthony Capella - I really enjoyed The Wedding Officer when I read it a couple of weeks ago so now I am on a quest to read all of Anthony Capella's books.

The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein - I first added this book to my TBR list when someone posted about the book back in April last year. It has taken this long for me to get the book. I hope it was worth the wait!

I think that the Mr Linky will be up at Eva's this week I presume. It is isn't up in the morning, I will add it into this post later.

Edited to add Mr Linky


  1. I haven't read an Amelia Peabody mystery in ages! I loved the few I read, and that's a series I would like to reintroduce myself to next year.


  2. I have really loved the last few that I have read Lezlie!

  3. Untamed looks really good, enjoy :D

  4. Amusingly, The Painter from Shanghai is in my latest library loot too! Hello blogger influence, LOL. :D I really have to post my loot, don't I?

  5. Great idea. I'd love to have this link on my blog. Such a great way to read widely and encourage others to get into that local library.


  6. You've really cut back since starting this feature. The Painter From Shanghai is on my tbr list. Enjoy.

  7. Quite the interesting list you've got. I've heard of the Elizabeth Peters books, but I haven't read any of them. Isn't she the same as Barbara Metz, who writes non-fiction on ancient Egypt?

  8. I keep seeing Elizabeth Peters and i think I am going to have to give her books a try. Do I need to read them in order? I only know the Nicola Upson on your list and I really like it. Enjoy!

  9. Fleurfisher, you really do need to read the books in order I think. You can definitely see the characters develop, particularly in the Amelia Peabody books. Start with Crocodile on the Sandbank.

    Elena, yes, Elizabeth Peters is Barbara Metz. I think there is another name that she writes under as well.

    Sandra, I think that the cutting back might be a bit of an illusion! I have got the maximum number of books out, and the maximum number requested!

    Sliding on the Edge, please feel free to use the Library Loot image and participate. Be sure to add your link to the Mr Linky that I have added the post, so we can all come and have a look at your loot.

    Meghan, hello blogger influence indeed!

    Blodeuedd, the House of Night series is a good read. Not great, but definitely readable.

  10. I have now added Mr Linky to the post.

  11. The Painter from Shanghai looks like a great read. I have read many great reviews on it. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to seeing your review.

  12. I really must read Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein. I own it, but haven't got around to it, yet.

  13. Great loot!:) I simply love the Amelia Peabody series! In addition to Peters and Mertz the author has also published books under the pen-name Barbara Michaels.


  14. Lovely blog! I like it! Absolutely interesting. I'll be back.MG.

  15. Isn't it lovely to have new library books to read? I often get a pile out and renew them as often as I can - three times - before I can't do it any more. You are reading quite a few romances this summer, Marg! The mystery with Josephine Tey looks interesting.

  16. Thanks Maria!

    That's the other name I was trying to think of. Thanks Tiina!

    My library allows us to renew three times as well Susan. I always read quite a bit of romance as well as a few other genres.

    Kailana and Zibilee, I have heard good things about that book. Here's hoping it's good!

  17. I have read the Untamed book and it didn't failed my expectations of being a good book.