Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Marg 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!
Can you believe this is the first library loot post of the year? There’s something about the first that feels so good, so fresh and new. This edition of library loot is comprised of books I checked out earlier this month and many that I just checked out yesterday.
- A Happy Marriage by Raefael Yglesias. I don’t remember how I found out about this book, but the second I read the recommendation, I hurried and placed it on hold.
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
- The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (That’s How I Blog and GLBT challenges)
- Ebony Rising: Short Fiction of the Greater Harlem Renaissance Era edited by Craig Gable. I’m reading this for the Harlem Renaissance Classics Circuit and Short Story Challenge.
- The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann.
- Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming, and Why It Matters by Scott Rosenberg.
There are times when I’m in the mood to read plays and nothing else so after receiving a few recommendations, I checked out these three:
- Pygmalion(My Fair Lady): A Romance in Five Acts by George Bernard Shaw (Bad Bloggers category 2010 challenge)
- Arcadia by Tom Stoppard (Bad Bloggers category 2010 challenge)
- Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare
- Dragonbreath – Ursula Vernon (Cybils)
- Hakawati by Rabin Alameddine (Bad Bloggers category for 2010 challenge)
- Wineburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson (Short story challenge)
- The Evolution of Capurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (Flashback; Women Unbound; 2010 reading challenge YA category)
- Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Short Story and That’s How I Blog challenges)
- How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall (Bad Blogger)
- Leaving Tangier by Tahar Ben Jelloun.
- Much Ado About Nothing Manga.
- Mrs. Dalloway by Virgina Woolf. (GLBT reading challenge and Woolf in Winter read-along)
- Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley.
- A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Bad Blogger)
- A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar.
- A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. I checked this out a few months ago but didn’t get a chance to read it.
- Ask the Dust by John Fante. This was recommended by Liza over at Noses in Books.
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Okay so that’s my library loot. Have you read any of these titles? Is there any you think I should read now? What have you checked out from the library lately?