Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Library Loot: June 30 to July 6

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!

I have posted before about the expanding library service in my area, but I know that I am one of the lucky ones in that my library service isn't being constantly cut back. Just this week Holly from Book Binge posted about her library, and she linked to an article from The Huffington Post which gave some suggestions as to what people can do to help fight cuts in their local library systems. Given that there are some dedicated library lovers amongst us, I thought that the link might be of interest to some of you.
It is end of financial year today here, and for me that means lots of work, and having everything crossed that I have got everything right! It also means that I am not really reading as much as I would like, but that doesn't stop me from picking up more books from the library.

This week I picked up:

The Passage by Justin Cronin - There's been a lot of buzz about this book for a while now. Time to see what all the fuss is about. Lucky for me I am the first person to borrow this.

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan - This is another brand new book. I read The Keep from this author a few years ago now and liked it, so hopefully I will like this one too.

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett - I haven't read any of the YA books by Terry Pratchett so I thought I would start with this one.

Sourcery by Terry Pratchett - This is the next book in the Discworld series for me. I was a little surprised that I had to get it as an Inter Library Loan. I might have to do this again for later books in the series too.

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: an Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer - Wasn't intending to buy this, so from the library it is!

Eva will have Mr Linky today so head on over to share your link!

Edited to add Mr Linky! Sorry for the delay everyone.


  1. Wow they had The Passage at your library. Enjoy :D

  2. Wow, I want to go to your library- they have some great new books!

  3. I don't think my library has The Passage yet. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

  4. I am patiently waiting my turn for Passages. 80 some copies, but the hold list is loooooooooong.

  5. I am patiently waiting my turn for Passages. 80 some copies, but the hold list is loooooooooong.

  6. I have The Short Life Of Bree Tanner on hold too. It should be here any day. I was considering buying cause part of the proceeds were going to charity here in the States.

  7. You got The Passage, from the library??? Excellent! I also think you got a lot of other great stuff there. I hope you enjoy it all!

  8. I ordered The Passage from the Book Depository - I love that I had the choice of UK and US editions, 'cause I love the cover of the UK one (with the girl's face). Really looking forward to reading that one!

    I loved the Twilight books, but I find I have no interest in this novella. Be interested to hear what you think though :)

  9. I've got The Passage waiting for me on my pile of library books - sounds like I managed to get it pretty early!

  10. My writing is about Texas, not London, but the book I got today is The Invisible Woman, about Dickens' mysterious and secret relationship with an actress.

  11. Oh you did luck out getting the Justin Cronin book. There are so many people ahead of me waiting for that one. Hope you enjoy it and tell us about it!

  12. My Library Loot this week:
    7 assorted books about Shakespeare, The Globe and 'Macbeth'. Swatting up ready for an interview for a teaching job!

    I love my local library and am going to go and have a browse this afternoon.

  13. I just picked up The Passage from my library too. It's huge!

  14. I went to the library yesterday for one book and then two others stowed away.
    I picked up the following:
    The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
    Palace Circle by I forget who
    The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

    Stacy from Stacy's Books mentioned this to me Sudnay and then you posted about it, so I just had to pick it up.
    Looking forward to your thoughts on the Passage. It's such a door stop and I'm afraid it will not be to my liking. The last time I believed the hype I was sadly disappointed. Enjoy your loot :)

  15. I read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner today and really enjoyed it!