Wednesday, September 22

Library Loot - Sept. 22 - 28 2010

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 (This week it can be found at the Adventures of an Intrepid Reader) any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

New city, new library! I just got my new library card over this past weekend, so of course some books had to follow me home. I'm still undecided about my library, I may end up paying extra money to use one of the other two library systems near me. It will be an annual fee, but they have far better resources, collection and programs. I'll still give it a chance, and it hasn't stopped me from grabbing up some good loot this visit. Here's what I got

Coastliners by Joanne HarrisThe Glass Blower of Munro by Marina Fiorato

Passiondaele - Paul Gross (Based on the Screenplay)

World of Wonders - Robertson Davies

Madame Bovary -Gustav Falubert

So that's what I got this week from my Library. Happy reading.


  1. I am a big fan of Harris, but have never heard of Coastliners. Will have to check it out. Also, the Davies that you picked up is the third and final book in a series. The first two are called The Fifth Business, and The Manticore. I read this trilogy awhile back and loved it, but I am not sure if the books stand alone so well.

  2. Hope you're enjoying your new library! Great loot, enjoy!

  3. Does your new library do Inter-Library Loan? If so, they can get books and you won't have to pay for a card. I do know how you feel however....hubbie and I have card from 4 different libraries(we pay for 2 of them) because we are inveterate browsers and each library has a unique feel to its collection. It certainly makes it interesting at return time tho. Maybe someday, we'll be able to have a universal card good at any state library (like MD does).

  4. Love the cover of Passiondaele. Enjoy your loot!

  5. Great haul! There are few things so exciting as the first trip to a new library!

    Enjoy your loot!

  6. Aside from Madame Bovary I do not know what any of them are about, but I want to read them all because they look so interesting. I know we shouldn't judge books by their covers, but your loot has some really nice cover art.

  7. Enjoy your library loot and your new library. :)

  8. Zibilee - I realized it was a trilogy, after I brought it home. I looked online, and some say it can be a standalone, some stuff is revealed about the characters in the other two books, but it can survive on its own. Not sure if I'll try it on its own, or try to read the other two first. Coastliners, was not a very good book.

    Mollie - I hope I enjoy the new library too, although it does look like I might pay to use the other system that is nearby, better collection, better programs, including a book club that looks promising, and one I could actually attend.

    Tina - The new library doesn't, but the one I would have to pay for does. It's weird how it works. I'm actually surprised these two libraries haven't joined together to form one. As the city I'm in merges into another, literary one minute your in one city, the next the other. So I'm surprised they still have separate systems. It will be worth it as the pay for one has better programs for me.

    Linda - It is a very nice cover, I'm hoping the screenplay to book was well done. Sometimes they don't work well.

    Claire - Not a bad haul, I just wish my first trip to the new library was a more positive one. I shall try a different branch next time.

    Lynn - This Madame Bovary doesn't seem to be what I expected it to be. I just saw Madame Bovary, and grabbed it. Not sure I'll read this one. I also like some of the covers, the coastliners one was probably my favourite.

    Christine - Thanks, I shall.