Thursday, September 10, 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!

This week the Mr Linky is up at Eva's blog.

I very nearly didn't have any Library Loot to post about this week. You see, I have a problem that I know I have shared before. I am a library addict. I am forever juggling due dates, and always on the website requesting another book to be put on hold.

This week however, I had a bit of an issue. You see I already had a lot of books out (just 2 less than the upper limit), and then all of a sudden eight holds came in all at once. The vast majority of those books are books I really, really want to read, but before I could borrow those eight books, I was going to need to take back at least six of the books that I already had out! Oh, the pain. Trying to decide which books I only wanted to read a bit as opposed to really, really wanting to read was a very difficult process.

In the end I managed it and so I do have some loot, but there is nothing to say that I won't have that same issue again in a couple of weeks!

As a result though, I have a challenge for all you Library Looters! Obviously when we borrow a book from the library we call it loot, and when I borrow a book again I call it reloot, but now I need a word for those books that you have to return without reading. Any ideas?

Here's my loot for this week (and please note no reloot):

Away with the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood

I don't know why exactly, but this book was in transit between the two branches of my library for about 3 weeks when normally the transit happens overnight. Actually, I think that this is another copy that has come in and the other book is still in transit somewhere. I fully expect the status to be changed to either Trace or Lost very soon!

Night of Flames by Douglas Jacobson

I read and very much enjoyed this book earlier this year. Over at Historical Tapestry we are participating in an upcoming blog tour and I just wanted to refresh my memory a little!

Passage by Lois McMaster Bujold

This is the third book in the Sharing Knife series. I finished the second book not too long ago.

Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander

The fourth book in the Lady Emily Ashton series of mysteries set in the Victorian era.

The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig

I have been reading this series for a few years now. This book came out early this year, but it has taken this long for my library to get it in. I will talk a little about the reason for this in next week's Library Loot post!

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

In the last five weeks or so I have read the first two books in this series, so it is an obvious choice to pick up the third book. Originally this was the concluding book in a trilogy but as I understand it there is going to be another book in the series out next year.

The Vampire Diaries by L J Smith

Still can't get enough of vampires! I had this on request already when I saw the LJ Smith Reading challenge, so now I have signed up for that as well.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

I had this on request before it was announced as a short listed contender for The Man Booker prize, and I am really looking forward to reading it! I do so love to read historical fiction!


  1. I'm really interested in Wolf Hall - looking forward to hearing what you think of it.

  2. Your loot looks great! I've got Wolf Hall and the rest of the Lady Emily Ashton series on my wishlist (aka waiting for the library to get them to me). I'm also planning on doing the L.J. Smith reading challenge as soon as I move!

  3. We can call it REPO-d Loot! :D

    I often return DNF books to the library as soon as possible, so that I don't feel guilty and force myself to finish them despite the pain, lol.

    I really need to give Kerry Greenwood another try-I didn't love the first book in the series, but I still love the idea of it. :D

  4. LOL @ Eva's suggestion - that's brilliant!

    You have some really good books there. What books did you have to return unread?

  5. That is some good loot! Love the Pink Carnation series. I would be in serious trouble if my library had a limit of looted books!

  6. I reloot a lot. I've been consciously not adding as many books to my hold list at the library to help combat the relooting (or repo-ing!).
    Great loot. I'm going to have to add some of those to my tbr list.

  7. That story made me sad! I don't think my library HAS a limit on books (which is a good thing)! However, I happen to have two very close public libraries - making it even easier to check out giant stacks!

  8. What a great set of books. I have just finished Wolf Hall and it is just wonderful!

  9. You picked up some great things this week! I am interested in hearing what you think of Night of Flames. I had some problems with that book, and wonder if I'm alone in my opinion. I also hope you enjoy City of Glass. My kids have read the series a couple of times, and they really love it.

  10. I really want to get to Bujold's Sharing Knife books soon. Hubby just listened to all four on his iPod and what he's told me about them has me intrigued.

    Also, I've been wanting to get to the Tasha Alexander books. So many books, so little time!

  11. Oh lucky! My library (and as a matter of fact any of the Peninsula libraries) has yet to get a copy of Wolf Hall. It sounds like such a good read!

  12. Great loot! Night of Flames would be perfect for the War Through Generations challenge. I'll have to check if my library has it.




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