Tuesday, July 28

Library Loot - July 28

Library Loot is a weekly event that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library hosted by Eva and Marg.
This past week (and maybe a week or so before that) I've been busy visiting my library. It started out me wanting to nab some books that I had in my 1% Well Read Challenge List. And I had some bad luck, only finding two of the ones I wanted that day, at that library, only to find the one book I was going to read, was not the book for me. It had a little to much of the "romance" stuff for me. And by "romance" I mean that the blurb on the back of the book had the word "sex" four times. Had a lot about affrairs etc etc. Immediately knew it wasn't for me. So I hunted around looking for a replacement book, and ended up bring home extra books. Only two others were suppose to come home with me that day, instead four came home in total.

That is in addition to the book I had already checked out, later that week a hold was ready for me so I had to pick that up, and then on Saturday I went to the library, again looking for some books to read, and again, more books than I anticipated, followed me home. So now I have 10 books checked out of the library in a nice, massive TBR pile.

Here they are:

First visit from a week or (two?) ago

Xanadu 3 - Collection of Fantasty and Sci-Fi stories
Far From the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera House - John Barth A Good House: Bonnie Burnard (I almost bougth this from the used bookstores)

From a previous visits: Little Earthquakes - Jennifeir Weiner

From a hold I had to pick up

One Hundred Years in Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

And From Saturday
Amsterdam - Ian McEwan (finished it already, didn't like it)
Blackberry Whine - Joanne Harris
The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain


  1. I liked 100 Years of Solitude but keep in mind it's weird and just go along for the ride.

    I also love Huck Finn! Must reread.

    I always have a least ten books going in my Library Loot pile. You're fine :)

  2. 100 Years of Solitude is one of my favorite books of all time. If you can keep the character straight (some have very similar names) it is a beautiful story full of wisdom and strangeness.

    I also read and reviewed Amsterdam a few months ago, and I hated it. I was really disappointed because up until that point I thought McEwan to be brilliant. I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't like this book.