Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Library Loot: June 26 to July 2

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!
After a light load from the library last week, this week is more my normal load.

Here's what I got:

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid - I recently watched the movie of this book and then coincidentally a couple of days later it was revealed as our next book club choice. It has taken the best part of three weeks to come in at the library so I don't have that much time to reread it now!

Duet by Kimberley Freeman - The quote on the front of this book compares the book to one of my old favourite authors, Paullina Simons. On that basis alone I had borrowed this book from the library years ago but never read it. Now I am listening to it on audiobook so I will finally actually going to see if the comparison fits.

The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein - I recently read Jennifer Cody Epstein's second book and really, really enjoyed it. Now it's time to go back and read her debut novel.

An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear - The next Maisie Dobbs book!

Bon Jovi: greatest hits - I recently read a review of the latest Bon Jovi album. My library doesn't have that yet but I did borrow this one to supplement the Cross Roads album which I listen to all the time still!

What loot did you get this week? Share your link in Mr Linky below:


  1. I remember liking the Painter from Shanghai, but I don't remember much about the plot anymore.

  2. The Painter from Shanghai looks interesting. Enjoy your loot!

  3. Oh I love that cover of the Maisie Dobbs book - so different from the covers here in the States! Painter from Shanghai is one I've had on my shelves for a while now.

  4. Ah, Bon Jovi! (happy sigh) On the second disc of that Greatest Hits set, the song "(You Want To) Make a Memory" was one I used in my playlist for The Firebird. It was one of Rob's songs (and partly responsible for the "Not always" moment). Just thought you'd want to know that :-)

    1. I just read the Firebird. That was a great moment and great book!

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