Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Library Loot: August 24 to 30

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!

My loot this week:

Warriors 1 edited by George R R Martin and Gardner Dozois - I requested this book because I thought it was the book that contained a short story by Diana Gabaldon. Turns out that the hardcover contained the story, but the book has been split into 3 parts and published as Warriors 1, Warriors 2 and Warriors 3. Of course, the story that I really want to read is in Warriors 3 which my library doesn't have yet! There are a couple of authors in this collection that I wouldn't mind trying, but I think that I am going to return the book to the library unread at this stage.

Meet Rose by Sherryl Clark - this is the first book in the final girl's story as part of the Our Australian Girl series. This one is set in 1901 which is the year of Australian Federation (where we became a nation in our own right).

A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man by Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan - I used to read Celeste Bradley a lot, but haven't read one of her books for years. This one, which is a combination of historical and contemporary romance sounds like fun, so I thought I would give it a go.

Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins - my trek through Kristan Higgins' backlist continues.

The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis - I have had this book on request for the best part of 18 months. I finally deleted my request so I would have room for something else and two weeks later it arrived!

Poison Study by Maria V Snyder - I mentioned in my Sunday Salon post that I was inspired to read the third book in the Study trilogy by this author after meeting her last week until I realised that it has been more than 5 years since I read the second book! I therefore thought I might start back at the beginning.

Kings of Pastry (DVD) - This has been mentioned on a couple of Weekend Cooking posts, and it sounded interesting! It could well feature on yet another Weekend Cooking post soon!

What loot did you get this week? Share you link in Mr Linky below so that we can all have a look at the loot that you picked up this week!


  1. A lot of good things there this week! I also have The Devil's Queen and have been hoping for a chance to read it, but haven't managed it yet. The pastry book and the Australian Girl book look good as well!

  2. I had Warriors out from the library last year, but I never got around to it. I might have to try again. I own The Devil's Queen. To my knowledge, as much as I enjoyed Kalogridis in the past, I have only actually read one book by her... And yay for the Study trilogy. I keep thinking I should reread it, but I want to finish the Glass trilogy first.

  3. Mmm looks like a varied and fun loot week. Enjoy!

  4. How frustrating about the Warriors book! I hope you enjoy the rest of your loot!

  5. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm pastry! :) yurm! :)

  6. Oooh Warriors hadn't heard of it but looks like another to add to the tbr pile.