Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Library Loot: September 4 to 10

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 week with no loot last week I am making up for lost time this week with a bumper haul, and there already six items for next week's post!

Here's what I got this week:

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick - A few weeks ago now I went to a Penguin Teen event where they talked about this book. Seeing as it was already in the library catalogue I thought I would request it.

Fables: War and Pieces by Bill Willingham - The next book in the Fables series.

Little People: A Novel by Jane Sullivan - After hearing Jane Sullivan talk with Sarah Dunant at Melbourne Writer

Chasing the Light: A Novel of Antarctica by Jesse Blackadder - I heard Jesse Blackadder read a section from this book at the Morning Read session I went to and decided I wanted to read it straight away!

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta - There have been people telling me for years to read Melina Marchetta. I listened to this already and now I am listening to it again. In the course of one book I have become a Melina Marchetta fangirl

Caught in the Crossfire: an Australian peace-keeper beyond the front line by Matina Jewell - Once a year I get to go to a posh corporate lunch where they usually have a guest speaker. Last week the guest speaker was Matina Jewell, a former peacekeeper whose story was quite amazing.

Open City by Teju Cole - Another author I heard read at the Morning Read session at Melbourne Writers Festival

Utopian Man by Lisa Lang - I am participating in a year long course at work. One of the things we have to do is a presentation on a leader of our choice. One of the girls chose to do hers on EW Cole, who is the utopian man of the title of this book.

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert - This author was recommended during a #spbkchat conversation a few weeks ago.

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  1. My Life Next Door was wonderful. Enjoy!

  2. I have high hopes for that book Linda!

  3. I just started reading Chasing the Light too Marg - I'm loving it so far...