Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Library Loot: January 15 to 21

Well now. This is a bit weird.

For the first time in years I am participating in Library Loot but I am not co-hosting. I wanted to say thanks to Linda from Silly Little Mischief who volunteered when we said that we were looking for a new co-host.

Also a bit weird....I have been a bad library patron. Not only have I not been borrowing any books I was also being slack in returning them so I have had numerous books overdue and got a big fine to boot, but I think I will be back on track now.

Here's the loot I got this week:

Merle's Country Show Baking by Merle Parrish - Somewhere in this house, but I don't know precisely where, I have Merle's first cookbook (which I reviewed a couple of years ago).  I liked lots of the recipes that were in her original book so I am looking forward to spending some time looking through this cookbook too.

Bellagrand by Paullina Simons - Whilst I was a bit disappointed by Children of Liberty, I still consider myself to be a Paullina Simons fan so there was no doubt I would read this book which follows on from Children.

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith - Reloot.

Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel - I listened to the audiobook of Wolf Hall at the end of last year and loved it. Unfortunately my library didn't have the audio of this follow up book so I will just have to read it!

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews - I was chatting with some people about audiobooks on Twitter the other day, and the narrator of this series was recommended. My library has the audio of books later in the series but my compulsive need to read in order means that I need to start by reading this one.

Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta - I listened to the first book in this series but this is another one where the library doesn't have the second book on audio so I will have to read this one too. It is a much thicker book than I expected it to be!

Breathe by Tim Winton - I have only ever read one Tim Winton book and I wasn't all that fussed by it so I thought it was time to read another and see if this one works for me a bit better. This is one that I am going to listen to on audio. I have been without an audiobook for a few days and I can't tell you what a relief it is to have another one to listen too.

Native by OneRepublic - I love that you can borrow CDs from our library, and have several on request at the moment.

Head over to Claire's blog to share your Library Loot link.

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  1. I've been curious about Brig Up The Bodies, but haven't read it yet. I hope you enjoy all of your books.

  2. I don't go to the library often, either. I'm horrible about returning things on time, reading things on time, or basically anything other than checking out huge stacks of books like it's my own personal shopping spree. I think I'll just go in and pick a book to two out, and instead end up with 15. Sigh. But I live in a new county now, so maybe I can finally work through my issues and maybe the Library Police won't be looking for me. I do love the feel of library books... :) Great loot!

  3. I have not gotten around to reading Wolf Hall yet, even though I own the hardcover and the nook book, so Bring Up the Bodies, will have to wait. Cuckoo's Calling was wonderful. Rowling is not just a children's author. The lead character and his awesome temporary Girl Friday make a wonderful team. I hope this is the beginning of a series, because this was one of my favorite books of 2013.

  4. I need to listen to both Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies -- yes,that's right, I haven't read either.

  5. I like the narrator for the Ilona Andrews books. I listened to the first one last year and think I will carry on with the audio for the rest of the series. Which means I really should get around to book 2!

  6. Oh Marg, it's so strange to see a Library Loot post on your blog without the ever-present "Library Loot is a weekly event..." blurb at the top. This is going to take some getting used to, though I'm delighted you're still participating. Enjoy your loot!

  7. Hilary Mantel is an author I haven't read yet - I have Wolf Hall but getting a copy is as far as I've got! Oh and same with Marchetta, I know it's terrible but I have quite a few of her books now and am still to read any of them! It's terrible.

    I'm very curious about The Cuckoo's Calling - it's one genre I don't really read but I do love Rowling's way of capturing characters and I find her writing to be effortless to read, so I'm very interested to hear what you think of that one.



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