Wednesday, November 11, 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's Mr Linky is at the bottom of this post.

Before I go to far with my loot for this week, I just wanted to give a big shout out to Delicatezeal from Curiosities who participated in Library Loot for the first time last week!

I already knew when I posted last week that I had quite a few items waiting to be picked up. I was a bit worried that I would have more before the week was out, but it turned out that that was all I had. I was a bit busy on the weekend, and then with the drama of this week, I still haven't actually taken them out of the library bag, which doesn't really suggest that I will get to read them any time soon really!

Here's my loot for this week:

Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford - I saw this book around a bit last year and added it to my TBR list straight away. I am not sure what prompted me to request it now, but I am looking forward to it.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - I have already had this book out from the library once, but I really want to read it!

Graceling by Kristin Cashore - I first became interested in this book a while ago, but it was only as I saw really great reviews for the follow up that I thought about seeing if my library had either book!

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters - I haven't read any Sarah Waters yet, but I am pretty sure I am going to enjoy her work!

Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland - Yes again!

Shadow of the King by Helen Hollick - the third and final book in the Pendragon's Banner trilogy.

Angelique in Revolt by Sergeanne Golon - this is reloot as well, but I do want to read it, so hopefully this time I will!

Europe on a Shoestring - As much as I wish this book was for me, it's really not. I borrowed this for a friend. I am trying to convince her that she needs to join the library for herself but we will see what happens on that front!

So, how about you? What loot did you get this week?


  1. I can't imagine anyone being reluctant to join the library!

    Great loot this week - I loved Graceling and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Sarah Waters and Sandra Gulland are great authors. I'm jealous that you got the last in the Pendragon's Banner trilogy to read! I'm mostly through with Wolf Hall and it's not as stellar as the rest, but I hope you feel differently.

  2. Wow--you got a lot of good books! I am currently on the waitlist for Graceling at my library. It's pretty long--I doubt I will be reading it anytime soon!

  3. I absolutely loved The Little Stranger, and thought that Wolf Hall was very good too. Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet has been sitting on my bookshelf for a long time. So basically, what a great loot!

  4. I've been seeing The Little Stranger round the blogosphere, so I look forward to your thoughts when you get to it.

  5. Wonder what ends up going back for a reloot this time, Wolf Hall is not a fast read. Don't be afraid to take a break and read something else.

    No wonder I never heard your thoughts on Mistress of the Sun. How many times is it now?

  6. I have had GRACELING on my shelf for almost a year now. I HAVE to read it. Enjoy your loot, Marg! :)

  7. The Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter and Sweet is on my tbr list.
    Blodeuedd has a review of Wolf Hall on her blog today.

  8. Wow! You have some fabulous books this week - I hope you have plenty of reading time to enjoy them!

  9. How nice of you to get the book for your friend and to try and encourage her to use the library. I really think people are missing out by not going and seeing what the library has to offer. If they don't like to read books they can look at magazines, get movies, CDs, books on CD or tape, etc. etc. The best part of's FREE! Hope you enjoy Wolf Hall. I've heard so much about it lately and look forward to your take on it.

  10. Well, that was fun to do! Thanks for hosting such a cool thing. Your list looks awesome. "The Little Stranger" seems interesting and I definitely will try to get a hold of that one. Happy reading! :)

  11. What a great haul of books! I am looking forward to Wolf Hall, but I hope it will wait until I have a couple less books on the go.

  12. Ok. That's just about the coolest library loot stuff I've seen in a while. I am jealous.

  13. I still have Graceling out too. I hope I can get it read before it needs returned.

  14. Thanks for reminding me that I've been meaning to see if my library has Graceling. I'm posting my loot very late this week!

  15. Lots of good stuff there. I am excited that you got a copy of Wolf Hall. I just recently bought one and can't wait to get to it. Happy reading!