Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Library Loot: June 16 to 22

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and myself 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!

The area I live in is one of the fastest growing areas in my city, and so along with that comes more infrastructure, including new libraries. There was a new library opened about 15 minutes away from me last year, and now there is news of another new one which will be open about 7 minutes away from my house. One of the awesome things about that is that they are stocking the library with all new items - more than $1 million worth of new books, DVDs, CDs etc. Depending on the opening hours I am definitely thinking that the new branch will become my home branch, rather than going to the one I currently go to.

Eva has Mr Linky this week. Here's the loot that I got!

The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson - Reloot.

Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman - Ended up taking this one back already as I won a copy from Savvy Verse and With and it arrived.

The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley - Read it, teased from it, loved it. Now need to borrow the next book that my library has access too. Of course, then I realised that I actually have owned it for more than six months so I could have read it ages ago!

La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith - Reloot. I actually had no intention of borrowing this book from the library tonight, but I ended up engaging in conversation with the librarian who recommended it. She was so enthusiastic that she was going to put it on hold for me there and then, but then she checked the catalogue so she went off to get it for me! Hope I like it.

Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith - Another reloot.

Burned by PC Cast and Kristin Cast - Next book in the House of Night series.

Gale Force by Rachel Caine - Reloot. This is the book that I thought I had lost, but then hadn't. Let's hope the same thing doesn't happen this time.

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness - Follow up to The Knife of Never Letting Go which ended on a massive cliffhanger.

Be sure to head on over and share your library finds for this week.


  1. How exciting about the new library. Patrick Ness is on my TBR and I haven't read Alexander McCall Smith is a long time. I think I have a few around the house to dig up.

  2. Yay! New library!! I have heard amazing things about Saving Cee-Cee Honeycutt, and I am hoping you enjoy it. I will be interested in hearing what you think. The others are all new to me, but they look good as well!

  3. That's quite the librarian! We have about 10 hummingbirds at our feeder outside the window almost all the time, so the Saving CeeCee cover always makes me smile. :)

  4. I live within 15 min of two libraries - I frequent them both very regularly :)

  5. I work at the library 5 minutes from my house and LOVE IT!
    I read La's Orchestra last winter and it was delightful! Very quaint and unassuming.

  6. Wow, you got quite the pile this week. I've got a couple of Dorothy Koomson's books to read. They sound so good. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt was so good. I wish I had another book like that to read right now.

  7. Great books! I really need to read The Ask and the Answer. I loved the first one so I am not sure what I am waiting on.

  8. These look great! I am really looking forward to The Double Comfort Safari Club.

  9. I do enjoy experiencing new libraries! The one around the corner and down a few blocks from where I live is relatively new and becoming more well-stocked than it was at first.

    On your stack today, I'm salivating over Ice Cream Girls. I read this author's Marshmallows for Breakfast, which was delightful.

  10. How exciting to have another new library coming to your area. It sounds like it will have loads of stuff to check out so future library loot should be GREAT.

  11. That´s so exciting, a new library! :) Your loot looks interesting, I´ve been thinking of trying The Knife of Never Letting Go.

  12. Bina, I really enjoyed The Knife of Letting Go! Hope you do too if you do get to read it.

    Kathleen, I am looking forward to the new library opening a lot!

    Laurel, I have read quite a few of Dorothy Koomson's books. The first, and still favourite, is My Best Friend's Girl. So good.

    Stephanie and Amy, I seem to have quite a few Alexander McCall Smith books out at the moment. Normally I try to spread them out a bit more.

    Reviewsbylola, especially seeing as the third book is out already.

    Darlene, I hope you do get to try Koomson, and that you enjoy her work.

    Gerbera Daisy Mom, I would enjoy working in the library, although I am pretty sure it isn't all just sitting around and reading! lol.

    Melissa, I have three within 15-20 minutes, but I tend to go to the main one simply because their opening hours suit me a bit better than the others, and also that is where I get all my holds sent.

    Eva, they aren't always in a chatty mood but this one was!

    Zibilee, I am looking forward to that one too.

  13. I agree with your librarian. I really enjoyed La's Orchestra Saves The World - hope you do too!

  14. Ooh, lots of great stuff there. The Chaos Walking trilogy are my favourite books of the last ten years or so!

    I've recently been hooked by the House of Night, not brilliant writing, but still readable.

    And oh, I really want to read Ice Cream Girls and Saving CeeCee!

    Happy reading!



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