Thursday, August 18, 2011

Library Loot: August 17 to 23

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 haven't been reading or blogging much at all this week - so much so that this post is going up a day late. I think this is only the second time since I started doing Library Loot that I haven't had the post up on Wednesday!

The reason I haven't been around much? My sister fell over and broke her kneecap in half just over a week ago. This is the second time she had done that to herself. The first time was about 5 or 6 years ago. This time though it is a bit harder because my two nephews both need to be looked after as well. One is nearly 4 and the other is 10 months old which is harder because she can't even bend over to pick up the baby!

I have spent time over the weekend and then the last two days with them, trying my best to help out. As a consequence, I got to go the library yesterday for story time, which I haven't done before (as my son is a bit too old for story time) - toddlers everywhere! They all had a fabulous time though, and then after that I got to participate in the routine that my sister and the older nephew have which includes storytime and then pizza!

The books I borrowed from the library this week were:

Meet Poppy by Gabrielle Wang - this is the first book in the third part of the Our Australian Girl series. They are kids books, but I intend to post about them before too long so I am reading them through.

Where She Went by Gayle Forman - the follow up book to If I Stay.

Awakened by PC and Kristin Cast - The next House of Night novel.

Smokin' Eighteen by Janet Evanovich- The next book in the Stephanie Plum series. I am not sure why I still read this series. I think it is in the hope that one of these next books will recapture the magic of the early books.

Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett - The next book in my read through of the Discworld series from beginning to end.

Claire has Mr Linky this week so head on over to share your link and your loot!


  1. mmmmm, yummy loot! I do need to read Where She Went. Enjoy!

  2. I really need to go to the library. I have a lot of good things waiting for me there. :)

  3. Let me know if Evanovich's books get better. I gave up on the series a while back. They are really funny books but I got so tired of the Ranger/Morelli thing. Gah, make a decision!

  4. It's still Wednesday here in the US, so you're fine. :)

  5. Ow! My best wishes to your sister -- may she recover quickly!

  6. Audra, will take a good six months to get full mobility I think.

    Melissa, true!

    Iliana, yes, perpetual love triangles drive me a little crazy too!

    Kelly, I have quite a few books to pick up too, but my card is full!

    Pam, I am looking forward to that one!

  7. All sound like interesting books.

  8. I haven't done a loot in ages, ironically I am working at a Library. I have managed to crab some great cancellations though - Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic and Men at Arms, The Bachman Books by King, and The History of American Comics.

  9. I'm always so envious of your library finds - they're great books!