Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Library Loot: October 23 to 29

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 seem to be returning a lot more books to the library than I am borrowing at the moment. This is possibly a good thing seeing as most of the books I am returning are being returned unread! Expect lots of reloots in the coming weeks!

Here's what I got last week:

Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman - A number of weeks ago we decided to try out the concept of doing a bookclub as part of the regular Twitter chat that I coordinate (#spbkchat) and for our first choice we said that we would choose Neil Gaiman and the chat would be in the first week in October. The idea was that you could choose any Neil Gaiman book you desired and we could all talk about it. I duly requested two Gaiman books from the library, and then waited, waited and waited some more. This one finally came in but no sign of the other one yet!

The Swan Book by Alexis Wright - Aarti is once again running her More Diverse Universe event this year which challenges readers to read spec fic books that are written by people of colour. Like last year, I wanted to choose an Australian indigenous writer. I am waiting for Ambelin Kwaymullina's newest book which would qualify (I read the first book in the series last year and really enjoyed it) but in case I don't get that in time, this was the only other suggestion I could find. I attempted to read Alexis Wright's last book without much success so we will see how we go with this one!

A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin - the third book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Once again I am listening to this one on audiobook - a mere 39 CDs long! After this I will have to actually read the next couple of books as this is the last one my library has on audio.

Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages - The next Fables book.

Claire has Mr Linky this week so head over to share your library loot links.


  1. I waited about a month for my first Neil Gaiman's book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I did not care for the book and finally just skimmed through to the end. I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week.

    1. I have liked most of what I have read by him, but I haven't actually read any of his full length books before!

  2. I have yet to read anything by Neil Gaiman! I should really change that. Great loot!

  3. I thought I would join in with Library Loot as I've just started using our mobile library (a significant moment!). I love the covers you have here. Might see if our library has the Song of Ice and Fire audio books, too, I hadn't thought of looking.

  4. I've been wanting to read George R.R. Martin's series, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe listening to the audiobook is the solution to that! Thanks for the idea!