Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Library Loot: July 28 to August 3

 First things first!

I have the great pleasure of announcing that the new co-host of Library Loot is .....

Claire from The Captive Reader

I will let Claire formally introduce herself next week and that will be when she will host Mr Linky for the first time. In the mean time I wanted to publicly say thank you to the other people who volunteered to co-host. I was pleasantly surprised to get so many volunteers and it was really hard to choose between everyone!

Anyway, enough of the formalities.

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire 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 am very excited about the two books that are waiting to be picked up from the library in the next couple of days, but I guess I should talk about the books that I picked up this week first!

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich - The most recently released book in the Stephanie Plum series. I stopped buying the books at about book eleven in the series, and I don't regret that. I still like reading them, but not enough to actually want to consistently buy them.

The Dead of the Night by John Marsden  - Book no. 2 in the Tomorrow series. I am really excited at the prospect of reading this one.

The Black Pearl by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - The next book in the Morland Dynasty series. This one is set in one of my favourite eras to read about - The Restoration court of Charles II.

Duet by Kimberley Freeman - I remember looking at this book when it first came out, mainly because of the cover quote from Paullina Simons. I am not sure why I didn't pick it up. I was reminded about this author when Sarah from Reading the Past mentioned her upcoming US release. This was the book that was currently in, so I picked it up. It will also count for my Aussie Author challenge reads.

Goddess of the Sea by P C Cast - Now that I am up to date with the House of Night series, I thought it was time to read some other P C Cast novels. This is the first in this series. I actually own the second or third book. Not sure why given that I normally only like to buy whole series.

The Darkest Room: A Novel by Johan Theorin - I added this to my TBR list after Kerrie asked her readers what the best crime fiction title they had read this year was and this book came up trumps. A couple of weeks later and it won the CWA International Dagger award. I am looking forward to immersing myself in another Swedish crime nove.

Taste le Tour 2008 with Gabriele Gate - I posted a couple of Taste le Tour segments for my Weekend Cooking post last weekend. Not sure when I am going to get to watch this but I am going to try!

What loot did you get from the library this week? Add your link to Mr Linky below, so we can all come and have a look at your loot.


  1. I stopped buying Evanovich around book 8, and the library does have this one but of course someone beat me to it

  2. Hey Marg,

    I can't truly participate in the Library Loot this week -cos I'm still getting though my last lootings- but I can say...

    Go Janet's Sizzling Sixteen!

    BTW: I've heard they're making a Stephanie Plum movie. Do you know anything about this?

  3. I think Claire will make a marvelous co-host! :)

  4. The Black Pearl and Goddess of the Sea look like incredible reads! I hope you enjoy all your new books and I look forward to hearing what you have to say about them!!

  5. some interesting books !:D
    The P C Cast i've heard alot about.

  6. Great loot.
    No LL for me this week.
    Yea for Claire!

  7. I'll be picking up Sizzling Sixteen from the library later this week and am looking forward to my Ranger fix! :)

    Happy reading! Welcome to Claire!

  8. Congrats Claire!

    I have up on the Plum novels around... Number 13 I think. It felt like she was just dragging everything out. I got tired of Stephanie not making any decisions and the lack of character development.

  9. This puts me in the mood to read another Evanovich. I'm not as far into the series as you but I like what I've read so far. Enjoy your loot!

  10. Enjoy the second John Marsden book. That is as far as I have gotten in the series but I keep meaning to borrow book 3 from the library.