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 made a very exciting discovery today! It looks as though my local library is going to start lending ebooks! There hasn't been any official announcement yet but I was looking up a book with the intention of requesting it and noticed that there was an ebook option available. I got so excited I forgot to actually request it yet!
There is a certain irony in the fact that I got so excited about this. I actually joined two other library systems so that I could borrow ebooks when I got my ereader but I haven't used either of those library systems for probably 18 months! I am going to request this one and see what happens as I am not sure if you can extend your borrowing time in the same way you can normal library books and I am also not sure how many ebooks are going to come into the system. It will, however, be interesting to see how this aspect of the library borrowing develops in the near future.
Update: Turns out the link to download doesn't work yet!
Here are the books that I did actually request:
Paris in Love by Eloisa James - I've read quite a lot of Eloisa James' romance novels, but this is about the year that she spent living in Paris, and is a perfect read for Paris in July.
Smart and Sexy by Jill Shalvis - My journey through Jill Shalvis' backlist continues.
A Stranger in My Street by Deborah Burrowes - I love reading books set again WWII. What could be better than that? A book set in my home town of Perth during WWII!
Beyond the Sunset by Anna Jacobs - I recently read the first book in this trilogy, which is another set in Perth, but this time during the 1800s.
The Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith - I am all caught up on the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books, but at least a few books behind in the Isabel Dalhousie series.
White Teeth by Zadie Smith - My next face to face book club book.
Karma by Carly Phillips - The next book in the Serendepity series of contemporary romances.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - This is one of the books that was featured in an upcoming Writer and the Critic podcast which was recorded at Continuum and everyone really enjoyed it so I thought I would give it a chance too
Clare has Mr Linky this week so head over to her blog to share your loot for this week.