Wednesday, November 25, 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 last week's no loot edition, this week I have quite a large library loot! It's always interesting carrying such a large pile of books out of the library!

Here's my loot for this week:

Black Hills by Nora Roberts - It feels as though I have been waiting forever for this one to come in. Only have this one for two weeks and can't be renewed so hopefully I will get to it.

Bravo, Mr William Shakespeare by Marcia Williams

This is actually a picture book. I saw a mention of one of this author's other books on someone's blogs (sorry, can't remember who) and they said it was a scrapbook style look at history which I thought sounded quite interesting. My library didn't have the book they mentioned so I thought I would try this one and see if I like the style or not.

Children of the Storm by Elizabeth Peters.

The next book in the Amelia Peabody series.

Cool Stuff and How it Works 2.0 by John Woodcock and Chris Woodford

This was for my son. I am not 100% sure why we didn't use his library card instead of mine but never mind!

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

Having recently read the first two book in Helen Hollick's Pendragon's Banner trilogy, I have acquired an interest in Arthurian literature. Aarti has recommended this book as one place to start.

Dance of Seduction by Elle Kennedy

It always surprises me a little when my library has erotic romance on the shelves. This is a bit outside my comfort zone, which is perfect from a challenge that I am doing in a group I am in which encourages us to do just that.

Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts

Normally I don't pick up three books by the same author in one lot of loot but I did this week. I recently finished reading the Daughters of Ardmore trilogy, so it is time to start the next trilogy while I wait for the next new book to come in.

To Desire a Devil by Elizabeth Hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt is normally an autobuy author for me, but I am a bit broke at the moment so when I saw it was on the catalogue I had to request it straight away. I will probably buy it a bit later

Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith

The next Isabel Dalhousie novel.

The Outlander by Gil Adamson

Heard lots of good things about this one.

Remember When by Nora Roberts and J D Robb

This is the next In Death book. All this loot, but this is my only reloot!

Before I put up the Mr Linky, I just wanted to specially welcome Miss Moppet to Library Loot! She participated in Library Loot for the first time last week. And now, it is your turn to participate. Leave a link to your Library Loot post in Mr Linky, so we can all come and be a bit nosy and see what you picked up from your library this week.


  1. Hi Marg,
    You've got some great loot there! The cover to THE OUTLANDER is so pretty. It makes me feel glad that winter is on its way to my neck of the woods very soon.

    Cool Stuff 2.0 does look very cool. And quite educational, I'm sure. I'm sure son will love it.

    Enjoy your books! :)

  2. I am reading Nora Robert's Black Hills now and I absolutely love it!! It won't disappoint you.

    Enjoy your loot!!!

  3. I think I liked "BLack HIlls" -- read it during the summer and you know how her plots sort of fade, one into the other. But I do enjoy Nora Roberts -- the second in the "bridal series," (I think it's Bed of Roses) was very enjoyable. And how new is that Amelia Peabody? I love those, as well. Currently reading Love Tag, a novel of family, ambition, green, revenge, adoption issues, infidelity -- you know, your family in trouble kind of book! And I'm enjoying it, as will most readers, I think. Everyone either knows someone overly ambitious, or who's cheated, or who has trouble with kids, after all. And in putting a hold on a book I found on another site this morning, I find I have two books waiting for me, including the newest Michael Connelly, (9 Dragons) which will be fun to start.

  4. I've heard good things about The Outlander and the Arthurian series by Mary Stewart. Sad to say I haven't read a single one of Nora Roberts' books. I suppose I really need to get around to them one of these days!

  5. Mary Stewart is amazing. I hope you like them!

  6. I hope I do too She!

    Kathleen, NR books are a good comfort read, and she writes relationships, particularly female friendships really well!

    Liz, I think this particularly Amelia Peabody came out originally in 2004. I think I have heard that there is going to be a new one next year though.

    Christine, I am sure son will love it, and that I will get regaled with stories about cool stuff for the next little while!

    Kara, I don't read many contemporary romances or suspenses but I do read Nora Roberts.

  7. I only know The Crystal Cave and that is wonderful. Happy reading!

  8. Yay for The Outlander. I really liked that book!

  9. Marg - I hope you enjoy all your books loot! Looking forward to hear what you think on Nora's BLACK HILLS :)

  10. Marg, it looks like you got a lot of great stuff there! I am particularly interested in what you think about The Outlander and the Elizabeth Peters book. I hope you enjoy them all and Happy Reading!

  11. Lots and lots of good books there! Did you know that Helen Hollick's third book - I think it is called Shadow of the King is coming out in March? I can't wait.

    Here is my loot.