Wednesday, August 26, 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!

After being quite controlled with my library loot for the last couple of weeks, I seem to have had a bit of a blow out this week! Lots of books out, and most of them are new loot, not books that I have borrowed before and had to return unread.

This week the Mr Linky is at Eva's blog, so please be sure to add your link where you have shared all of your loot.

My new loot this week:

Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon - the second book in the Guido Brunetti series set in Venice. I read and enjoyed the first book in the series just recently.

Bones of the Hills by Conn Iggulden - the third book in the Genghis Khan trilogy. I just finished the second book last week and I am looking forward to once more riding the plains and hassling the Chin with Genghis in this book.

Undone by Rachel Caine - the first book in the new YA series that has been spun off from the Weather Warden series by this author.

A Distant Shore by Peter Yeldham - a couple of years ago I read my first book by Peter Yeldham called Barbed Wire and Roses and absolutely loved it. I have borrowed some of his earlier books before but didn't actually even start them. I have high hopes for this book.

The Night They Stormed Eureka by Jackie French - As part of YA Appreciation month mentioned that I was surprised that I hadn't read much YA that was either historical fiction or written by Australian authors. This one fits both of those criteria.

Valiant by Holly Black - this one will be going back as I didn't realised that it was book number 2 in the series. Next time I will borrow number 1.

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory - Whilst I am not prepared to part with my hard earned cash to get hold of this book I am interested to see what happens what PG can do with the War of the Roses.

Duchess by Night by Eloisa James - This is the third book in this series.

And my reloot:

Vision in White by Nora Roberts - this is the first in the new series from the very prolific Nora Roberts, and I am very much looking forward to reading it this time before I return it.

Remember When by Nora Roberts/J D Robb - This is the next book in the In Death series.

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver - More YA. This book has been on my radar for quite a while now.


  1. I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that has had to return many a book without reading it and then checks it out again!! Good loot!!

    Here's mine:

  2. Great Loot.
    I do wanna read Valiant, Eloisa James, what can i say, love your library

  3. Looking forward to your thoughts on The White Queen. Pretty underwhelming. The comments on the Amazon reviews are quite busy.

  4. I'm curious about the Conn Iggulden books. I know the Gengis Khan series has been selling moderately well, but I haven't gotten around to reading any of them yet.

    He's also done a series set in ancient Rome.

  5. AH, I read Tithe by Holly Black a few years ago and remember really liking it. Hope she's good for you too!

  6. VALIANT may be the second book in this particular setting, but it features an entirely new cast of characters and a rather different situation. I think you'd be fine reading it ahead of TITHE.

  7. Such fun loot! That YA Aussie one looks very interesting; I'm slowly reading more Aussie authors, but still not too many. (Of course, I'm even worse about Canada.)

  8. Eva, I don't read enough Aussie authors either. I have no idea about Canadians! LOL! The book is about a very famous event in Australian history I think, so I am looking forward to reading it.

    Memory, maybe I won't return it then. I really hate reading series out of order though.

    She, I have heard really good things about Holly Black. Normally I don't pick up books from the library on impulse but I did this time.

    Elena, I have really enjoyed the first two Genghis Khan books. I haven't read the ones set in ancient Rome yet, but I will be going back to read them once I finish this series.

    Misfit, my expectations aren't high!

    Blodeuedd, I love my library too! I will love it even more in a couple of weeks!

    Staci, I do that all the time!

  9. Hi Marg,
    I've read both TITHE and VALIANT and they are more companion books than a series, so I agree with Memory that you'd be fine reading VALIANT now. I haven't yet read the third Holly Black companion book, IRONSIDE. Maybe I'll borrow that one for next week's Library Loot! :)

    Enjoy your loot!

  10. I am really anticipating reading The White Queen, and have been reading some really great reviews of it. I really hope you enjoy it, and I can't wait to hear what you think!

  11. Ah, one question answered about Conn Iggulden: if you had read the Rome series, I had gotten the first out once, but then didn't get back to it. Let me know if you do get to them, what you think.

    And like another of your commenters mentioned, I am into reloot also. In fact, this week I had one book "relooted." :)

  12. I got a little surprise when I saw a comment somewhere where you mentioned relooting!

    Zibilee, I have been a bit disappointed by some of Philippa Gregory's later books so I am trying not to get my hopes up with this one!

    Christine, still trying to decide whether I will read Valiant first, or go back to Tithe.

  13. Lots of loot this week I see. The Genghis books sound good. Peter Yardham is a new name to me, I'll check him out. I had 3 weeks when no new books came in for me but I'm back doing LL posts again. Enjoy your loot.

  14. Holy cow - you have such an awesome library!!!



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