Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Library Loot: September 22 to 28

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader 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 feel a bit of a fraud putting up my Library Loot post this week, not because I didn't have any loot, but because there are currently six items sitting on the Hold shelf at my library waiting to be picked up. I guess that just means that I have a guaranteed library loot post for next week!

This week all except one of my books are reloot, which is a bit sad!

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters - This book is one I have on my list for RIP V, although to be fair I think this is the third or fourth time I have borrowed it, so there's no guarantee I will get to it this time either.

Gunshot Road by Adrian Hyland - Another reloot, and this one is on my list for RIP V too.

The Search by Nora Roberts - This one *might* count for RIP V, but it is definitely reloot too.

The Accidental Mistress by Tracy Anne Warren - a few weeks ago I just about tore my house apart looking for the first book in this trilogy. Now that I have read it, this is the second book in the trilogy.

No Line on the Horizon by U2 - A couple of weeks ago I bought tickets to go and see U2 in concert at the beginning of December. Then I realised that I actually hadn't listened to their new music at all, so I figured I should probably at least familiarise myself with some of their more recent songs. Only problem is that I have discovered that I am more of an old school U2 fan!  There is something weird going on with this item from the library too. It is not showing on my checked out list, but rather is still showing as waiting to be picked up. I will sort that out when I next visit the library, maybe some time tomorrow.

So what loot did you get this week? Leave your link in Mr Linky, so we can all come and check it out! And, then, just because I can, here's U2 (old school) with one of my favourites from them.


  1. I love U2 unfortunately didn't quite get their new songs. Desire sounds good though. I'll post my library loot very soon.

    Hope you enjoy Little Stranger!

  2. I'm a huge fan of U2, but I do prefer their older stuff. Not that their new stuff isn't good, but I'm much rather pop in the dvd of Rattle and Hum and watch Bono sweat and strut around stage in his leather vest and cowboy boots. You're library loot looks good, too bad libraries hate me and my inability to return things even remotely on time.

  3. Ooh, I just bought The Little Stranger a bit ago and am really looking forward to it. Waters is such a great author and always impresses me. I do so hope that you enjoy it, and I will be looking forward to hearing what you have to say about it!

  4. Gunshot Road looks interesting!

    I like U2's old stuff...Joshua Tree and such. That's about it! :)

    Enjoy your haul!

  5. DEFINITELY read The Little Stranger - it is fabulous, and perfect for the RIP challenge.

  6. "One" is one of my favorite U2 songs. When no one is around, it's a great one to sing along to -- full of emotion.

  7. There is no shame in relooting! One of my picks this week (Illyrian Spring) is a reloot too and I will keep checking it out until I have a chance to finally read it!

    My first year roommate at university played War over and over again the entire year we lived together. It completely ruined U2 for me. Now, if I hear any of the songs from that album come on in a mall or supermarket, I bolt for the exit.

    Enjoy your loot!

  8. The first two definitely interest me, especially the Waters book. Great loot!

  9. I want to read The Little Stranger and The Search, too. I didn't get any books from my library this week but I did discover a really cute video they made and it's getting a lot of attention so I posted it!

  10. I love U2. Their concerts are fabulous. Have a blast. I can't wait for them to come to North America again!

  11. I'm a U@ fan from way back. Like you I need to listen to their newer stuff.

    I think you'll enjoy "The Little Stranger" and I have to add "Gunshot Road" to my TBR list. I read the first in the series and liked it alot.

  12. I'm a fan of U2 as well... more so of their older material. I saw them perform waaay back on their Joshua Tree tour when I was in college. Loved it. I'm sure you'll have a blast at the concert.

    I've heard that Nora's The Search is pretty good. Hope you enjoy all your loot! :)

  13. Reloot is getting to be pretty common for me. I just get tired of my library pile and bring a big stack back unread until I feel like reading them...