Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Library Loot: February 29 to March 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!

Have you made a decision to give something up for Lent? In theory, I have given up requesting books from the library catalogue (unless they are the next book in a series I am reading) and also requesting books from places like Netgalley and Edelweiss! Notice I said in theory. I may have requested a picture book a few minutes ago for reasons that will become clear later in the post, but other than that I have been trying to stay strong!

Claire has Mr Linky this week so head over to her blog to leave the link to your Library Loot post!

A Breath of French Air by H E Bates - This is the second book in the Darling Buds of May series. Like the last one, I had to get this one via interlibrary loan. Somewhat strangely, when I googled for an image of this book cover, it also bought up the cover of a picture book called The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse which I think was one of my favourite picture books (if I am not getting my mouse stories mixed up!). Expect to see that book in my Library Loot in the next post!

The Stolen Princess by Anne Gracie - I did something very unusual for me - I started reading a series at book number 5. The only reason I did this was that Anne Gracie was the special guest at my book club on Friday night and this, along with A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson, was her choice of her books. Now I am going to go back and read book 1 of the series.

A Rose for the Anzac Boys by Jackie French - This would qualifiy for several challenges for this year, namely Aussie Author Challenge, Australian Women Writers Challenge and War Through the Generations.

Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear - The next Maisie Dobbs book!

Destiny by Carly Phillips - The next book in the Serendipity series set in contemporary Serendipity, small town USA.


  1. I'm not familiar with any of those but enjoy your loot!

  2. I just read the Maisie Dobbs book and it was wonderful. Hope you enjoy it too!

  3. I do love those covers on the Darling Buds of May books! Enjoy your loot!

  4. I love the Maisie Dobbs series! :D

    Enjoy your books Marg!

  5. You guys have a great library over there, and there are a lot of books in this post that I would love to read! Enjoy them all!

    1. We are very lucky. Our library service is very good now, and looks like it is going to continue to grow!

  6. Stay strong! :-) Recently I limited myself to only one book on hold - does take a bit of self-discipline but also prevents those toppling piles of loot that's all become available at the same time.
    Enjoy your reading!

  7. I keep hearing good things about the Maisie Dobbs books - I really should try one!

  8. It's been such a long time since I have done a Library Loot. Too much reviewing to do :)