Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Library Loot: March 9 to 15

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 have had a very library focused week this week! I will have a post up tomorrow about my visit to the State Library of Victoria, and the plan is to have another post up in the next couple of days about something else related to that library.

In the meantime, I found time last weekend to visit my local library and pick up some books.

Here's my loot for this week:

His at Night by Sherry Thomas - I am a little surprised that I haven't actually read this one. In fact, I am thinking I will double check my list to be sure that I haven't!

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - I've been hearing a lot of good things about this one, so as soon as I saw that this was in cataloguing at the library I requested it. Love it when you get brand new books! In fact, the next two books are brand new too!

Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan - Margo Lanagan is an Australian author I have heard a lot about, but haven't yet read, so I am excited to give this one a go!

How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries - The next book in the Hellions of Halstead series.

Ransom by David Malouf - this is my next book club book

What loot did you get this week. Share your links in Mr Linky below so we can all see your loot!

Before finishing off my post this week, I couldn't resist sharing this video from Youtube. Apparently it is Library Week in Ireland and this video was made to encourage people to visit the library


  1. Ooh! I think you are going to love A Discovery of Witches! I have heard nothing but good things about that book and can't wait to read it myself! Enjoy all your new arrivals!

  2. I've requested A Discovery of Witches from my library as well - it does seem as if it is popping up everywhere right now!

  3. I read the online excerpt of Discovery of Witches and liked it so much I decided I couldn't wait for the library (they didn't have it on order and requests take forever) and bought a copy. Well, it was a DNF. I should have known better since I've not had much luck with heavily hyped paranormals (or heavily hyped anything actually).

    The problem for me was the balance of the book was too much towards romance rather than mystery. The book reminded me of both Twilight and Outlander so if you liked either one of those (which I didn't) you'll probably love this.

  4. Miss Moppet, you probably couldn't give me a better rec for a book. I loved Outlander!

    Motheretc, it does doesn't it!

    Zibilee, other than Miss Moppet **grin** I haven't heard any bad things about it!

  5. That video is wonderful!

  6. I keep seeing Discovery of Witches everywhere. I'll read it someday. Enjoy your loot.

  7. That video was cool! Enjoy your books!

  8. As I watched that video I began to wonder how they managed to keep the shelves in the background so full of books.

    Well I was intrigued by Discovery of Witches enough to check our library and though they have 9 copies there are already 58 in queue. There are only 3 in queue for the CD MP3 audio version tho. so I sent for it. Will still have to wait a couple months.

    enjoy your reads

  9. Oh can't wait to get Yellowcake. Don't think my library will have it yet, not real big on aussie authors for some reason.

  10. Several good-looking books on your list! Happy Reading!

    Got mine up.

  11. I really want to read How To Woo a Reluctant Lady at some point. In fact, I was thinking about trying to find it at the library but I already had too many books in my hands :) Enjoy your loot!

  12. Found out about this meme through Bibliojunkie :)
    I've never heard of David Malouf before, but Ransom sounds like a read I'd really enjoy, so I've added it to my GR list.