Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Library Loot: April 11 to 17


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!

My library was closed for four days over the Easter period. Now, I know that librarians are as entitled to a long weekend, but oh my goodness, I went through withdrawals on Saturday especially given that it wasn't really a public holiday on that day.

Never mind. They were open today and this is what I got:


Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson - This is for the readalong that Carl is running as part of the Once Upon a Time challenge. The first questions went up yesterday so I am a bit behind but hopefully I will be able to catch up this week.


The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson - I read Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes last year and had checked the library catalogue a number of times to see if this book was on there, but it wasn't. That is, until a couple of weeks ago.


The Unseen by Katherine Webb - For an upcoming blog tour. I read, and liked, Webb's previous book, The Legacy, last year.


State of Wonder by Anne Patchett - Also for an upcoming blog tour. I went and heard Ann Patchett talk at the Melbourne Writer's Festival last year and thought she was really good to listen to.


84 Charing Cross Road (DVD) - Read the book earlier this year so I thought it would be fun to watch the movie adaptation while I have a few days off work.

Claire has Mr Linky this week, so head on over to share your link to your Library Loot post!

40 comments:

  1. Love, love LOVED both book and DVD of Charing Cross Rd. I have read the book and watched the DVD several times and never get tired of it. Will be interested to hear what you think of it. Anne Bancroft plays the Jewish American bossy woman so well. I loved her. She just wants to dive into the books and swim in them and Anthony Hopkins is so proper and lovely. Happy reading. Pam

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    1. Pam, I am planning to go and watch it tonight. Seems like perfect Saturday evening viewing!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Same here, I experienced the withdrawal symptoms when my library was closed for 4 days! as soon as it is opened yesterday I brought my boys there. lol
    Enjoy your loot!

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  3. 84 Charing Cross Road is wonderful. I remember missing it after the book ended.

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    1. I really enjoyed the book Tea!

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  4. Oh you'll love the film -- I thought it was wonderful too. I really need to read that Patchett.

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    1. I have been meaning to read the Patchett ever since it came out, so signing up for the blog tour gives me the extra impetus that I require to actually do so!

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  5. I'm hoping to read State of Wonder soon too. I went to my library this afternon only to find they have randomly changed their opening hours and now shut at lunchtime on a Wednesday. How annoying!

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    1. Oh no! I would be very annoyed at that - especially with no notice.

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  6. I've heard of most of these but haven't read any of them. Enjoy your loot.

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  7. Ooh, State of Wonder! I really can't wait to hear what you think of that one! It was such a weird and interesting book!

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    1. Weird and interesting hopefully in a good way!

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  8. I need to check out 84 Charing Cross Road!

    Brandon Sanderson lived close to the bookstore where I used to work, and he often came in for signings. I've not read any of his books, so I never spoke to him personally. My fellow booksellers, however, always raved about how personable and polite he was to all the employees and readers.

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    1. Brandon Sanderson is actually here in Melbourne at the moment. One of my US friends was telling me I should go and meet him but since I haven't actually read any of his books that might be just a little bit weird!

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  9. 84 charring was a fantastic movie! Love your loot this week!

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    1. My plan was to watch it tonight (Saturday) but it is getting later and later so it might not happen now.

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  10. 4 days? I'd go into withdrawal too!

    84, Charing Cross Road is one of those rare movies that does justice to the book. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Got to love it when the book and the movie are as good as each other!

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  11. I loved 84 Charing Cross Road both in book form and DVD. I hope you have a lovely hour or two watching what is a rare DVD book alignment.

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    1. I was planning to watch it tonight. I should just step away from the computer so I do get to watch it.

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  12. I just finished reading State of Wonder. I hope you love it as much as I did.

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  13. My library system also used to be closed on the Saturday of Easter weekend, but now its not, but I can see the advantage of having the Saturday off, especially if you want to go away for the weekend.

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    1. There's definitely an advantage for the staff to have a four day weekend! No disputing that!

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  14. Oh! I need to find the 13th envelope, too Enjoy your books!

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    1. I don't know why it wasn't available for so long, but all of a sudden it's there so I had to take advantage.

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  15. Oh shucks. I forgot about the Mistborn read along.. now I don't think I'll have the time to join in. Hope you like it!

    Enjoy your books. :D

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    1. I am not sure I am going to end up joining in either. I am already basically two weeks behind.

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    2. I think Carl is organizing a read along for Nevermore by Neil Gaiman as well during the Once Upon a Time challenge.. hopefully I'll be able to swing that one. How about you?

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    3. My library doesn't have a copy of Nevermore and I already have a ton of interlibrary loan books out, so most likely not.

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  16. Wasn't 84, Charing Cross Road wonderful? I wish the store was still standing so we could visit it. I had no idea there was a movie adaptation. I'll have to look for this at my own library.

    Hope you enjoy your loot! :)

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    1. It would have been fantastic to still be able to go and visit Marks and Co.

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  17. I'm reading State of Wonder for a blog tour, too, quite possibly the same as you. I've loved Patchett's work, specifically Bel Canto, so I'm really looking forward to sharing our thoughts on this one.

    Also, I've bought 84 Charing Cross Road and yet not read it. Actually, it was a present for my mother, so I should pick that up, too.

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    1. I wasn't as keen on Bel Canto as other people have been so really this book will kind of be the decider of whether Ann Patchett is for me or not.

      84 Charing Cross Road is a really quick, but really good read!

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  18. I enjoyed 84, Charing Cross Road both as a book and a movie. Even Lorrie watched the movie and didn't hate it.

    Enjoy your books!

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  19. YAY you finaly have state of wonder... :)
    hmm... let me know what you think of it though...

    by the way... that... me before you book > was awesome!

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    1. I am so glad that you liked Me Before You! I read Last Letter from your Lover last year too and loved that one as well, and would also recommend Ship of Brides.

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