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!
One of the main issues facing libraries, I guess around the world, but specifically in the US, is funding cuts, and there seems to have been lots of funding cuts over the last few years in particular.
I am very lucky in that I live in an area with a growing population and factored into our infrastructure are new libraries, but that doesn't mean I can't help the spread the word for those that isn't the case for.
One of our regular participants in Library Loot is Lady Q from Let Them Read Books, and last week she share a video that her local librarians have made talking about the cuts. It's a fun and creative way of getting a point across!
As for my loot this week, I picked up a few books this week:
Ravishing in Red by Madeline Hunter - This is the first book in her current series. The third book has just come out so I really need to hurry up and catch up.
Empire of Silver by Conn Iggulden - I thoroughly enjoyed the original trilogy about Genghis Khan, so when I heard that there was going to be another book, this time about Kublai Khan I added it to my TBR list straight away.
Away with the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood - I have borrowed this book numerous times and returned it unread, but it is still something of a surprise to realise that I actually haven't read any of the books in this series yet. It's not from lack of intent!
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber - I have heard such good things about this book.
Be sure to head over to Claire's blog to share your link to your Library Loot post.