Library Loot 2/18/09

I made a promise to myself that from now on I will only go to the library once a week. With this batch from the last two weeks you can see why.

  • The Poet Slave of Cuba by Margarita Engle (Diversity Rocks & Y.A. challenges)
  • Don’t Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle (World Citizen and In Their Shoes challenges)
  • Chains – Laurie False Anderson (Y.A. challenge)
  • Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins (Y.A. challenge)
  • Sitting Bull – Bill Yenne (In Their Shoes challenge)
  • Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm – Bill Willingham (Graphic Novels challenge)
  • Life as we know it – Susan Pfeffer
  • Time is a River – Mary Alice Munroe
  • Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from The Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (Diversity Rocks and Lost in Translation challenges)
  • No one belongs here more than you: stories by Miranda July (100 shots of short)
  • A Raisin in the Sun -Lorraine Hanbery (Diversity Rocks challenge)
  • The Northern Clemency – Philip Hensher (Book Awards Challenge)
  • Annie on my mind – Nancy Garden (Childhood Favorites, Young Adult, and Banned Book challenges)
  • The Saturdays – Elizabeth Enright (Dewey Challenge)
  • Black Candle – Chitra Divakaruni (Diversity Rocks)
  • The Dark Hills Divide – Patrick Carman
  • Annie Allen – Gwendolyn Brooks (Diversity Rocks)
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery (Lost in Translation challenge)

25 thoughts on “Library Loot 2/18/09

  1. I really want to read Life as We KNew it. I recall someone blogging a really good review on it. I think it might have been Nymeth. A good selection of books to keep you busy reading.

  2. The Hunger Games!!! Read it!!!

    Wow, to only go once a WEEK, you sure got a lot of books! That looks like my kind of haul! lol

  3. Ooh, what a great selection! I really want to read Chains, Life as We Knew It and especially The Hunger Games! Happy reading.

  4. Oh look at all that library loot. I really want to read The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Love the title and the cover.

  5. Scrap girl: Yep, it was Nymeth. She’s the reason why I checked it out!

    Heather: I put all of my books on hold online. That way I can just stop in and pick them up! I can’t wait to see what you received!

    Michelle: Thanks!

    Iliana: I’ve been on hold for this book for months now. I can’t wait to read it.

  6. Wow! That’s a fantastic array of books. The only one I’ve read is “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” which I loved. Enjoy!

  7. Wow! We’re similar library users. 😉 I didn’t realise Laurie Halse Anderson wrote a novel about slavery-I hope you review it soon!

  8. I picked up a really cheap copy of No One Belongs Here More Than You. I still haven’t had a chance to read it. I’m looking forward to your review!

  9. Chains and Life as We Knew It are both fantastic!! Hunger Games is sitting beside my bed!! I love how out of control you are in the library…doesn’t make me feel so bad about my own library problem!!!

    Great loot!!!

  10. Thanks, Fleur!

    Erika, everyone is saying that! I plan on reading it soon.

    Thanks, Claire!

    Eva, I think we do have some of the same taste in books. I hope to get to Chains soon. I have to get Tender Morsels out the way.

    Staci, I am so out of control! =) I was just putting more books on hold a minute ago!

    Thanks, saveophelia!

  11. That’s a lot of books! I probably get about that many, but they come in spurts so I don’t really notice… (Or pretend not to, anyway!) And, it is not like I don’t have tonnes of my own books to read… I am thinking I need to start staying off the library website. Of course, today I said that and then went browsing the new arrival list and found fantasy/sci-fi books… (My library has a bad selection overall.) So, I added like five to my holds list…

  12. These all look great!!! I’ve been wanting to read a few of these and will be interested in hearing your thoughts when you finish. Great loot and enjoy 🙂

  13. I am so sorry you have not been well. I don’t see how you are able to do all you do!

    Love your LL. Thought LIFE AS WE KNEW IT was an awesome read.

  14. Wow, what a haul. I’ve got several of these on my TBR list. Can’t wait to hear what you think of them.

    I really enjoyed Don’t Sleep, There are Snakes but then I’m kind of an anthropology nut:)

  15. Kailana: Library websites can be addictive.

    Linda: Hopefully I will be able to read every book I checked out.

    J.Kaye: Thanks! I can’t wait to read Life as We Knew it.

    Thanks, Nise. I keep hearing great things about both books.

    Samantha, Gavin, and Nymeth: Thanks!

    Joseph: Library pirates sound perfect!

  16. The Hunger Games and Life As We Knew It sound great! They are both on my TBR list – I love post apocalypse stuff!

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