Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Library Loot: March 28 to April 3


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 not the only person whose library holds all come in at once, but this week it was my turn to return from the library laden down with books. And I already know that there are four books waiting to be picked up, three of which were interlibrary loans. Oh dear! I need to spend some time just reading I think!

Here's the loot I picked up this week:


The Year After by Martin Davies - Cat from Tell Me a Story was talking about this book a few weeks ago and it sounded really good! Set in 1919, it looks back on the events of World War I, so it will be perfect for the War Through the Generations challenge.


Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik - Yay! New Novik. Let's hope it is better than the last one which was a bit of a disappoint.


Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas - Yay! New Kleypas. We made it through a whole year without a new novel from her!


The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller - Another book that will qualify for the War Through the Generations challenge.



The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons - I have borrowed this a couple of times since it was released. I  was reminded to request it again when Carrie from Books and Movies announced a readalong.


Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis - The next Jill Shalvis book in my trek through her backlist!


An Enchanted Season anthology - I have recently read the first two Psy-Changeling novels by Nalini Singh. There is a short story in this anthology which is next in order before I can get to the next book.

Claire has Mr Linky this week so head on over to share your link.

30 comments:

  1. The Year After looks great, I love reading about WWI.

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    1. Me too Anne. There isn't as many around as there are about WWII but I expect to see a few come out as we get closer to the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the war.

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  2. The Year After is on my tbr list. Enjoy!

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    1. It looks interesting doesn't it Linda!

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  3. A lot of these are new to me, so I will be looking to you to let me know if they are good or not! Great stack today!

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  4. I have had the Elizabeth Speller book out from the library. I even started it. I still have not actually read it. Must get it again!

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    1. I have had it out from the library before too Kelly.

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  5. Oh yay! You got Rainshadow Road! Before me! ;)
    All the books in your loot look great. I am currently holding my breath... imagining the three books for which I am on hold will be available at the same time. Yikes! The pressure!

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    1. I have four waiting to be picked up already! Oh the pressure!

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  6. I just bought The Novel in the Viola this week, I'm hoping it'll be a lovely bit of escapism :)

    The Year After sounds great, look forward to your thoughts on it.

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    1. Sam, I loved her first book so I do have high hopes for this one.

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  7. The Novel in the Viola is the only one of these I've read but it's a very nice, cosy read. Enjoy!

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    1. That's what I would expect after reading her first book. I am glad to see that she is working on a new one too!

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  8. I can't wait to hear what you think about The Year After. It's funny...the same picture was used on the cover of Heart of Deception by M.L. Malcolm, which is set partially in WWII. ;)

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    1. Ah, stock photos! Where would book publisher's be without them.

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  9. Hope you'll enjoy The Year After. There are similarities between it and the Elizabeth Speller which I also liked very much.

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    1. I should probably try not to read them too closely together then!

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  10. Good Loot! This is quite the variety but it all looks great!

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    1. Thanks Amused. I tend to always get a bit of everything!

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  11. The Year After cover art is gorgeous. I read Martin Davies' 'The Unicorn Road' a couple of years ago and found his writing style so artistic and exuding a real sense of grandeur - enjoy!

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    1. I haven't read anything before him Jo so hopefully I will enjoy his writing as much as you seem to have.

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  12. Like everyone else, I'm intrigued by the beautiful cover of The Year After. The Return of Captain John Emmett is already on my wish list. I'll be looking forward to your reviews of those two, in particular. Happy reading!

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    1. I do seem to be reading a lot more WWI reads this year.

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  13. One of the books I checked out is about WWII, I also have one about the Civil War and one about the conflict in Yugoslavia.

    I'm on a bit of a history kick right now.

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    1. I like being of history kicks!

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  14. Are you gonna read the Novik soon? I am very curious

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    1. Hopefully! I have heard that it is better than the last one.

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  15. I love the wide range of books you got this week and the cover for The Year After makes me want to pick it up too.

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    1. I like to read across a wide variety of genres and my Library Loot often reflects that!

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