Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Library Loot: April 17 to 23


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 was at my sister's tonight for dinner and one of the things I got to do was bedtime story reading. After a few different stories, the conversation turned to the school library with my sister asking me if I ever borrow the same book over and over. Apparently my nephew has picked the same book three weeks in a row and everyone is a bit tired of it, except him of course. I went on to extol the virtues of the library - so many books to choose from - but I am not sure that I convinced him to pick a different book! Of course, I did have to offer up the clarification that I only reborrow books if I didn't get around to reading them, but that might have been a bit difficult to explain to a five year old.

Here's what I got this week, and not a reloot among them!




India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol K Carr - The next India Black book. I really enjoy this series which is set in Victorian England and features a brothel madam as the amateur spy.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan - Got this one on audiobook. I was hoping to get Paper Towns but that seems to be temporarily misplaced at the library - at least I hope it is temporary.




Finding Jasper by Lynne Leonhardt - I saw a couple of reviews of this book which made it sound really good so I requested it via interlibrary loan. My library decided to buy it instead!

Armageddon by Guy Sebastian - Feels like I have been in the queue for this album for months! Really enjoying it so far.

What loot did you get this week. Add your link to Mr Linky below



I thought that given the events in Boston earlier this week, I would share this song from Guy Sebastian, not because I am suggesting that anyone in particular is responsible but because the sentiment applies.

16 comments:

  1. I read Will Grayson Will Grayson. I wonder how it is as an audio book. Enjoy!

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    1. It was awesome as an audiobook!

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  2. I've seen Finding Jasper mentioned and added it to my TBR but its not in the library so I might have to go the ILL way if I want to read it. Enjoy your loot!

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    1. Thankfully my library saw fit to buy it!

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  3. I was one of those kids who borrowed the same book over and over from the library and read it over and over again. I'm slightly less obsessive these days but I certainly got to know some books very well when I was young!

    Enjoy your loot!

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    1. I did too, but not from the library.

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  4. Oooh India Black! :) + Guy Sebastian :) oh yeahhh! :)

    I'm starting to enjoy my library up here (the one near my workplace.. not the Shepp one :P)

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    1. Glad you are beginning to enjoy your library more!

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  5. I don't think I've heard of the India Black series - but I'm not going to try it until I read the Lady Grey books! Ugh hadn't heard of Guy Sebastian either, I'm so out of the loop, but wow he has a lovely voice!

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    1. How long ago did you leave Australia Shannon? Guy won the first season of Australian Idol which is probably 10 years ago now.

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    2. Yeah I left in May 2002, the first time, then came back for about 10 months in 2005 until leaving again in Jan 2006. But while I was in Melb I wasn't really "present", it was a weird time. I do remember seeing an Australian Idol float in St Kilda, near where I was living in Elwood, but I didn't watch it. Didn't really watch any television, actually. And while I was in Japan, it was like being gagged and blindfolded in terms of what's going on elsewhere in the world - you're in a black hole of news! Weird times. Can't wait to get back.

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  6. When I was in third grade, they actually sent a note home with me asking my mom to explain why I wouldn't be able to renew Tom Sawyer from the school library for a sixth straight time. I was upset because I loved it so much, but my mother made my year by taking me to the bookstore to buy it. She told me later that she got off easy: "Most parents get notes because their child is fighting in school or not paying attention. I got a note telling me something I already knew -- my daughter loved books."

    I've been wanting to read Will Grayson Will Grayson -- that may be one of my next picks. India Black is also on my radar screen. I love all things Victorian.

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    1. I think my sister is going to have a word with the teacher to suggest that they can steer him towards another book next library day.

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  7. Just added an early post to this week and a late post to last week's loot!

    last week - http://www.anglersrest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/library-loot-17th-23rd-april.html

    this week - http://www.anglersrest.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/library-loot-24th-april.html

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