Friday, October 28, 2011

Library Loot: October 26 to November 1

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 know that I am going to completely confuse myself by posting Library Loot on a Friday instead of Wednesday. How will I be able to remember what day of the week it is!

Part of the reason for being late is that my library's catalogue system was down most of last weekend. Not only could I not log in and check anything online, we also couldn't borrow any books as I found out when I went down there on Saturday morning! That particular branch is only open late on Wednesday nights so I could only go and pick them up on Wednesday night!

I was intending to post this on Thursday but when I got home last internet! PANIC!!!! And still none when I got up this morning, but after getting home tonight I was relieved that it was finally back on. The thought of having no internet all weekend really, really freaked me out!

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

Here's my loot for this week:

Sugar Plums to the Rescue by Whoopi Goldberg - the story of why I requested this book is a little strange. I might share it with you in a post coming up soon.

Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen - I wasn't blown away by the first Shana Galen book I read but this one has been getting good reviews!

All Mortal Flesh by Julia Spencer-Fleming - the next book in the Reverend Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne series.

Curse Not the King by Evelyn Anthony - the second book in the Romanov trilogy. I reviewed the first book a couple of weeks ago.

Rrakala by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu  - I haven't listened to a lot of this artist's music but I have heard quite a few good things about it so I thought I would borrow it and see what I thought. So far, my overriding thought is that this guy has an amazing voice! Gurrumul is an Australian Aboriginal performer who sings in his own language and giving a contemporary feel. Despite being blind from birth he has achieved commercial success in a couple of different bands and also as a solo artist. I was listening to podcasts yesterday afternoon, when I decided to search for a video to go with the post on Youtube. I never went back to the podcasts. I listened to this amazing voice all afternoon!


  1. A nice mix of books. I found a few good ones too, a few old but good releases.

  2. I've never heard of any of these. I'm interested in the story about why you got the Whoopi Goldberg book. I hope you do share it!

  3. All new to me! I can't wait to hear what you think of them!

  4. I hate when library catalogues go down! Those are the days I miss the old-fashioned card system the most - at least then you could still check books out with no regard to technology! I hope this week goes smoothly. Enjoy your loot!

  5. I hope you enjoy your books! I am glad you internet is back up.