Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Library Loot: September 21 to 27

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 I was blog hopping when I saw someone had posted some images that have been developed in support of saving libraries. Whilst I can't remember where I saw them, or if this was one of the images I originally saw and liked there are a number of library themed sets at Flickr, including some that have their origins in WWI and WWII posters. There's lots of great images to have a look through and I might feature some (if I remember) over the next few weeks.

This time we are all in the front line

Photo Credit

I've been doing my bit to help out my local library. Here's my loot for this week!

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Olbrecht  - Reloot.

Unholy Pilgrims: how one man thought walking 800kms across Spain would sort out his life by Tom Trumble - This author was one that I heard speak at Melbourne Writer's Festival a few weeks ago, and I thought it was quite interesting sounding!

Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold - I have decided I want to read the Miles Vorkisagan saga. I think I now have the first couple - I think. Trying to work out the reading order has been somewhat confusing!

The Pretend Wife by Bridget Asher - I was originally interested in reading Bridget Asher's latest book, but at the time my library didn't have it so I started with her first book.. Having enjoyed that I am now going to read this, the second book that the author released under this name.

The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan - A couple of weeks ago I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth and absolutely loved it. Had to request this second book in the trilogy asap!

Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys - I have had this book on my TBR list for a while. Thought it was about time to move it up the list!

Black Juice by Margo Lanagan - My odyssey through Margo Lanagan's short story collection backlist continues!

The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson - I actually had this book from Netgalley but then I decided I wanted to participate in the RIP VI readalong but my galley was going to expire so I have borrowed it from the library instead.

To Darkness and to Death by Julia Spencer-Fleming - the next book in the very good Reverend Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne series. I have had to request all of these books through ILL. I think my library has the last two or three books in the series.

What loot did you get this week? Add your link to Mr Linky below to share.


  1. Between Shades of Gray is one of the best books I've read this year. I can't express how much I loved it. Hope you get a chance to read it!

  2. Holy mackerel there are some good books in that stack! I can't wait to hear what you think of Black Juice. I have been wanting to read that one for ages. Enjoy them!

  3. I am glad you are enjoying Carrie Ryan and I am looking forward to The Lantern. Enjoy your loot!

  4. Great loot! I have no loot to post this week because I barely made a dent in my loot from LAST week! Was that a week ago already? sheesh..

  5. I've been wanting to read The Tiger's Wife. I need to put that one on hold and The Lantern! Can't wait for that one. Great loot this week.

  6. Some great looking titles there.My library doesn't have any of the Spencer-Fleming books so maybe I should try ILL. I'd also hoped The Lantern would be in for the readalong but its still 'on order' so I'll have to wait.

    Happy reading!

  7. Mmmmmm Between Shades of Gray and Tigers Wife are two of my favorites from this year. I don't want to see you re lot Tigers Wife lady! Get on it! ;0) oh and I've heard really good things recently about The Lantern. Enjoy!!

  8. Ooh, Between Shades of Gray...I've heard that one is excellent! Enjoy your loot!

  9. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the Carrie Ryan. I love that series so much. I can't wait to start The Lantern for the RIP readalong and I really want to read Between Shades of Gray. You got some great books at the library!

  10. Heather, I had been meaning to read it for ages! Now I am wondering why I waited so long.

    Erin, I have heard lots of good things about it too.

    Pam, oh interesting. The last person I know who read Tiger's Wife really, really didn't like it!

    Cat, I have had to ILL all of them so far.

    Amy and Kailana, I am looking forward to The Lantern too.

    Christine, time certainly flies doesn't it.

    Zibilee, I have enjoyed the other collections by Lanagan so I have high hopes for this one.

    Anna, high praise indeed!

    Bookworm Rebel, there is something about looking at groups of book covers isn't there!

  11. I read Shards of Honor ages ago. I picked it up because I had heard that there was an homage to Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey...I wasn't impressed with that. But the book was very good nonetheless.

  12. Thanks for posting the "in support of libraries" graphics. I'm going to scroll thru and see if I can find one to put on my sidebar.

    Nice Library Loot (as always!). I bought THE TIGER'S WIFE, but haven't yet read it ... so many books, so little time!

  13. Great loot, love the support poster as well! Hope you enjoy The Lantern, it sounds really good :)

  14. Between Shades of Gray and Black Juice both have gorgeous covers!
    I too tried to read a library copy of The Tiger's Wife, but someone else had requested it, so I could not renew my loan and had to return it. I ended up buying a copy, and you know what that means... God knows when I'll end up reading it now!:)

  15. Tiina, I struggle to find time to read the books that I want enough to buy too!

    Thanks Linda

    Dawn, I know exactly what you mean. Hopefully you can find a graphic you like. There are lots of good ones there.

    Bev, I have read some of the authors other books, but this will be my intro to her most famous series.