Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Library Loot: October 27 to November 2

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!

The big library news for me this week is that I just joined two more libraries. In both cases, the reason for joining the library is so that I can borrow ebooks on my e-reader. I have borrowed one book from one library already, but for the second one I have to wait for my card to turn up in the post.

As a result of joining these libraries, I was thinking about how many libraries I have or have had memberships at here in Melbourne, and I was a little surprised to realise that it was up to six! At this rate I will joined all the ones in Melbourne in another 15 years or so!

Claire will have Mr Linky this week, so head on over to share your link.

Anyway, onto my loot for this week.

The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie
- This was the one standalone Jennifer Crusie book that I had never read before, so when I saw that this was available on e-book, I really couldn't resist!

 The Jewel of St Petersburg by Kate Furnivall - Reloot. This time I will read it. Hopefully!

A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James - First book in Eloisa James latest series.

The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn - Reloot. After reading Dark Road to Darjeeling and loving it, I was remindered that I still haven't read this standalone novel.

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong - I love all the Kelley Armstrong books that I have read, but I haven't managed to read any of her YA books!

His Favourite Mistress by Tracy Anne Warren  - The next book in the Mistress series.

Boy by U2 - A few weeks ago I borrowed U2's latest album in anticipation of going to their concert soon. I hadn't listened to this album either, so I will give it a go. I only just realised that this was their first album so it should be an interesting contrast to No Line on the Horizon.

Here's a montage of photos from the era set to I Will Follow, one of the songs on the album. They all look so young!


  1. I tried joining up Melbourne Library but its restricted to Victorians it seems.

  2. Great loot this week! Happy Reading!

  3. I didn't know that Kelly Armstrong had a YA book out there, so thanks for sharing that with me! I hope you enjoy all your new reads!

  4. I love your loot this week, Marg. Those are all books I'd want to read!

    Totally dating myself here, but I have U2's Boy in vinyl. What? I was a teenager then... CDs weren't even invented yet. :P

  5. The Cinderella Deal is on my tbr list. Can't wait to hear what you think.
    I too love Armstrong but haven't gotten to her YA books yet either. Enjoy!

  6. Wow! Six cards..that's a lot to keep track of!! I think I have 3 library cards:

    1 for my hometown
    1 for my current city
    1 for a neighboring suburb that has a separate system.

    I could potentially get up to 3 more because several of the neighboring suburbs have their own systems...but they all use the same system for e-books and I wouldn't go to any of them need!

  7. I recently read The Summoning. I was in the mood for a ghost story, and it was a fun read.

  8. What a great loot!!! I love Eloisa James, she is way great, hope you enjoy reading these reads!!!

  9. Great library haul! I've been wanting to read The Jewel of St. Petersburg

  10. Holly, I have enjoyed other Kate Furnivall books so I am looking forward to this one.

    Lover of Romance, the last few Eloisa James have been really enjoyable. Her earlier ones were a bit hit and miss for me.

    Charley, Kelley Armstrong is one of my favourites so I have high hopes.

    Mollie, I will pretty much only be using 3 of them, but in theory I could use all 6.

    Linda, we all have such good intentions don't we?

    Christine, on vinyl! Do you still play it. I was listening to it yesterday, and some of the songs sound a bit dated, but quite a few of them sound like they could have been released in the last few years. Very U2!

    Zibilee, this is the first in a trilogy, and I think there is another trilogy either just coming out or coming out next year.

    Thanks Kelsey

    Sean, well that's a bugger!

  11. Marg, I don't play my "vinyl records" anymore because we no longer have a turntable! It feels so weird even using these words... LOL! I can't bring myself to part with my record collection.

    I know what you mean about their older stuff. To me their earliest music had an almost "tinny" sound, less bass maybe... something. Still good stuff.

  12. Nice loot! Crusie is usually dependable for a nice afternoon's entertainment though I don't think I've read The Cinderella Deal either (I may need to remedy that soon).