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!
Eva is taking a blogging break, so I'll be hosting Mr Linky again this week.
I don't know about you, but some times when I visit the library it's just a quick in and out visit, not a lot of talking, but other times I get to have a bit of a chat. There's one girl in particular who I have bonded with a little over certain books, and another lady who is always very friendly. There's a couple who just aren't but that's okay too. Anyway, I do have a point to my rambling. When I went into the library on Tuesday to pick up my holds, the librarian was one of the chatters. When she was checking out my books the notice came up which said that I had reached my limit of checked out items, and then she asked me if I had any idea how many items I had borrowed since I had joined the library. I have to say it is not something I have ever thought about. After telling me that the highest number of checkouts from an individual borrower was around 17000, she then told me that I had borrowed 1091 items in the four and a bit years I have been using the library. If I allocated an average cost of $20 an item which is conservative given that most of the books are hard covers, that means that I have saved just over $20000 by using the library. Is there any wonder that I love my library.
The latest five items that I borrowed were:
Lord Sunday by Garth Nix - The last book in the Keys to the Kingdom series by Aussie author Garth Nix. This will be one of the books I will read for the Aussie Authors reading challenge.
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See - I have borrowed this one a couple of times before. I was so excited at the prospect of a new Lisa See historical fiction novel and yet I just can't seem to find the time to read it before I have to return it to the library each time.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett - This book has been getting rave reviews everywhere. I resisted for as long as I could, but couldn't resist any longer.
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett - Next book for my Terry Pratchett challenge.
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater - Another reloot. I am really hopeful of getting to read it this time!
So there we have it. What loot did you pick up from your library this week? Leave your link in Mr Linky so we can all be a bit nosy and see what you got!