Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Library Loot: November 30 to December 6

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 is the last Library Loot for November! Where has the year gone? For this month I was trying to show a little self control and not just request books constantly as I usually do. The idea was that this would reduce the number of books that I would have out and that therefore I would get to a point where there would be a gap and I would therefore be able to make a concerted effort to read some of the books that I have sitting around my house unread. 

It was a good plan, but I don't think it has quite worked because there really has only been one week where I only picked up one book. This week, for example, lots of books that I have been waiting for for some time have all turned up, so I still picked up four items tonight in addition to other books earlier in the week.

I also noticed a sign at the library that said that if we borrow any books during December, the borrowing time has been extended from four weeks to 60 days, so those books will not be due back until February. I am not sure that this is necessarily a good thing for me in terms of getting some books read, but what can you do? Going to have to take advantage regardless!

Share your loot this week by adding your post's link to Mr Linky below:

Here's the loot that I picked up this week:

All That I Am: a novel by Anna Funder - I can't remember exactly why I added this to my TBR list, but with a WWII setting and the fact that Anna Funder is an Australian author, I am really looking forward to it. Actually, I think I might have heard a podcast about it and that was what prompted me to request it.

Changeless by Gail Carriger - the next Alexia Tarabotti book.

A Train in Winter: an extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France by Caroline Moorehead - I do seem to be reading a lot of WWII books at the moment. This one has a slight variation in that it is a non-fiction book.

The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White - the latest book in the Tradd Street series. Yay! Can't wait to read more about Jack!

The Most Wicked of Sins by Kathryn Caskie - I read the first book in this series a couple of weeks ago and thought it was okay. Can't seem to help myself and still requested the second book in the series anyway!

Making Mirrors by Gotye - I love the song Somebody That I Used to Know so want to see which other songs on the album I like!


  1. I have A Train in Winter on my TBR pile. I was really excited about it, but still haven't read it. All That I Am sounds good, too.

  2. Changeless is fabulous! Hope you like it!
    And OMG! Gotye! Yes! I love Eyes Wide Open, but off his old album: Heart's A Mess=<3<3<3

  3. I haven't read any of Karen White's books yet. They always catch my eye I just haven't picked one up it.

  4. I can't wait to read the Karen White book, and have heard great things. The others look just as wonderful and interesting, and I hope that you enjoy them all! And it's very cool that you can keep them until February!

  5. I wish my library would extend the lending period next month!There's so much that I want to read but I'm being so slow about it. Happy reading!

  6. Changeless made me so bitter! I'd loved Soulless so much and got whiplash from this second one.

  7. I love looking at your library loot!! It makes me want to go crazy with the request button too!

  8. I like Bronte by Goytye, not sure if it's on that album though.

  9. I like the idea of extended library periods for the holidays. Our book club always picks a children's book for December to acknowledge to shorter time available. And then we rent a movie to watch in January :-)