Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Library Loot: January 5 to 11

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!

This week you can share your Library Loot by adding your link into Mr Linky over at Claire's blog.

I am just doing a quick Library Loot post myself today because I have about 4 more blog posts rattling around in my head at the moment, and I need to take advantage of the inspiration and write most of them now. I will polish them later, but I need to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak. need to go and sleep.

Here's my loot for this week:

Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley - This is the only other Kearsley book that my library has. I am going to have to work a lot harder to get hold of her other titles, because I have no doubt that I am going to want to read more having loved so many of her books so far.

The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes - I read Ship of Brides from this author a few years ago and really liked it. I have been meaning to read more from her, so when I saw something about this book I had to request it straight away.

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear - What a horrible cover this is. The green is metallic and I really wouldn't ever pick it up if I saw it in a cover. Lucky I have had numerous recommendations for the series. I have been meaning to read this first book in the series for ages, but was going to wait until I finished the Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood, but I am going too slowly through that series for now.

The Hogfather

Having recently watched Going Postal, another adaptation from a Terry Pratchett book, I thought I would go back and revisit this one. I try to watch it when it showed on TV here a couple of years ago, but I fell asleep within 10 minutes, and then the same on the second night. I think that was more an indication of my fatigue rather than about the show itself. Guess I will find out soon enough.


  1. Marg - Enjoy Named of the Dragon! It's good (not quite up there with Winter Sea or Mariana, IMO, but it does feature one of her best leading men...a reclusive, hunky writer, Gareth.

  2. I've heard great things about Maisie Dobbs too - hope you enjoy!

  3. I will be interested to hear what you think of Maise Dobbs, as I had a rather curious reaction to that book. I did end up liking it, but felt that some bits were a little thin for my liking. I hope that you enjoy it and all your new acquisitions!

  4. Great loot! Enjoy! :)

    I haven't been to the library in ages...I miss it!

  5. Great loot! The Last Letter from your Lover looks fantastic. Enjoy!

  6. The Maisie Dobbs is an ugly cover, isn't it? I wish they would reissue it to look like the subsequent books in the series - those are lovely! I think when MD was first published they didn't realize it would be as popular as it turned to be and so they didn't invest much money in the first book. I'm such a shallow person when it comes to book covers that the first MD is the only one I haven't purchased!

  7. I want to investigate Maisie Dobbs this year too.
    Named of the Dragon is the only one my library has - very frustrating - I dropped a hint they may like to invest in more Kearsley.

    Happy reading!

  8. So. Jealous. I waned to read Named of the Dragon for Christmas, but the copy in my library catalogue mysteriously disappeared. (Seriously! It was there one day and gone the next. WTF?!)