Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Library Loot: June 29 to July 5

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!

It is very close to the end of financial year here, which for me means that I am busy, busy, busy at work. It doesn't however stop me from still borrowing far more books than I can actually read from the library.

Here's my loot this week

New Loot:
 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand - I have wanted to get hold of this book since I first heard about just as it was about to come out. I am pretty sure it will be worth the wait!

 The Charm School by Susan Wiggs - There was a review of this one over at Dear Author not too long ago where they said that this was a romance with a heroine that wasn't beautiful, which is quite unusual.

 Dreams of Joy by Lisa See - Yay, a follow up book to Shanghai Girls. I actually just won a copy of this from Savvy Dreams and Wit but I had already borrowed this one so will keep it out for me until I get my copy.
 Kafka's Soup: A complete history of world literature in 14 recipes by Mark Crick - I first heard this mentioned on a podcast and thought it might be fun for a future weekend cooking post.

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister - There have been quite a few mentions of this authors latest release around the blogs lately but my library doesn't have it yet, so I thought I would try this one out first.


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  1. I absolutely loved The School of Essential Ingredients! I hope you get a chance to read Unbroken. I've heard it's very good.

  2. I should've known you were the reason I couldn't renew The Charm School!

  3. Ha! Really? How funny is that.

    Anna, I have heard nothing but good things about Unbroken!

  4. You'd love Unbroken ( It was one of my favorites this year.

  5. Lauren Willig (author of the Pink Carnation series) mentioned The Charm School on her blog last week and I was definitely intrigued. Enjoy!

  6. Oh, I loved The School of Essential Ingredients, and hope that you do too! I also can't wait to get to Unbroken. Great picks there this week!

  7. Kafka's Soup sounds wonderful. I'll have to check it out. Enjoy!

  8. We read Unbroken for our book group and I think everyone else absolutely loved it. I did enjoy it but wasn't my favourite read, hope you enjoy it more.

  9. I loved Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and how she was able to evoke the suspense and excitement of a horse race through words. I am intrigued by Unbroken - it sounds like an amazing story.

  10. Christy, I never read Seabiscuit, but I have heard lots of good things about this one.

    Ellie and Man of la Book, we will see. I love reading about WWII, so the subject matter seems to be one that I will like.

    Zibilee, it will be nice to discover a new author to love.

    Claire, the book was mentioned at Dear Author last week too as a book with a plain heroine which sounds like a plot with a twist.

    Damned Conjuror, I actually read Kafka's Soup last weekend and loved it. I will have a review up of it on Saturday if you are interested.