Saturday, 16 April 2011

Library Loot!

Time for another Library Loot post as I haven't done one for a couple of weeks.

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire at The Captive Reader and Marg at 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 any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

And here is my present bookish loot:

From the bottom:

Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde. I wasn't going to pick up book two in Fforde's Thursday Next series so soon. Especially as I would have to reserve it. But my daughter was heading into Exeter city library yesterday while Hubby and I took the grandkids to the seaside, and she very kindly offered to pick their copy up for me. In exchange I grabbed the latest Maisie Dobbs for her from Teignmouth library. Works for me. :-)

A Single Swallow by Horatio Clare. This is a non-fiction which charts the swallows' journey the entire length of Africa. I saw it in Waterstones last year, wanted it, but decided to be good and wait for the library to get it. Which they now have.

The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen. Book 3 in the Rizzoli and Isles crime series that I'm currently hooked on.

Library Confidential by Don Borchert. Life in the stacks.

Clerical Errors by D.M. Greenwood. The first in the Theodora Braithwaite ecclesiastical crime series. I saw this blogged about somewhere but can't now remember where... apologies.

The Court of the Air by Stephen Hunt. Victorian society fantasy. Dickensian apparently. Excited about this one and will be reading it for the Once Upon a Time challenge... after Easter, when things quieten down a bit.

Dhampir by Barb and J.C. Hendee. I saw this one blogged about on Animewookie's new book blog, My Gallery of Worlds, and thought it sounded quite good and would also do for the Once Upon a Time challenge.

So those are the seven books I have from the library at the moment. And only one on reserve, Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin, which I'll be reading for the Foodie challenge when it comes.



fiction-books said...

Hi Cath,

Oh good! another Tess Gerritsen, can't wait for the review of that one.



Anonymous said...

I just looked at my reading list and realized that I read the first 5 Tess Gerritsen books in this series in the space of 8 days, October of 2006. That was when I had just started working at the library. Then there is a gap until May of 2007. I suspect I had to wait until that one was published or maybe it was just time to take a break. Enjoy!

GeraniumCat said...

I blogged about Clerical Errors recently - liked it a lot, and hope you do too. Court of the Air really impressed me when I read it (I enthused about it and one of its sequels at some length!) and I think Lost in a Good Book was my favourite of the Thursday Next books. Happy reading!

Elaine said...

So glad you are enjoying the Rizzoli and Isles stories. Her last one, The Killing Place, which I read a few months ago was really spooky

Kailana said...

I have only read the first two Fforde books and it has been a while! I actually pulled book three off the shelf so that I could get to it soon, but I seem to have misplaced it at the moment... When I find it, I hope to read on in the series. :)

I also feel tempted sometimes to start from the beginning because when I read the first book I had never read Jane Eyre...

DesLily said...

good gravy sis! sheesh..I guess you are on a roll of reading quickly! I can see the influence of reading the reviews ! LOL.. don'tcha just love it?! hahahaha

(got my harry potter movie in the mail just now!! woohooo!!!)

swlove said...

Nothing if not eclectic! *g*

Cath said...

Yvonne: I have The Apprentice to review too. I think what I'll do is wait until I've read The Sinner and the next one and do a 3 book post on them.

Kay: The Rizzoli and Isles books are extremely readable so I can well see why you would want to gobble 5 up in 8 days. I remember reading Cadfael books in a similar manner some years ago. Couldn't get enough and gobbled up 20 or so in a matter of weeks.

GeraniumCat: Yes, it was you! I had a feeling it was but wasn't sure. The book looks a good one.

Pleased to hear about Court of the Air... it does sound like my sort of thing. I'm holding it back as a treat for when the hordes go home on Easter Saturday. lol.

I'm about a quarter of the way through Lost in a Good Book and thoroughly enjoying it. I mean... what's not to like about Neanderthals and Mammoths???

Elaine: I've become a real crime book fan to be honest, something I never thought I would be. I've discovered that there's so much more to them than just the crime element. Thanks so much for the Rizzoli and Isles recs, The Sinner is another held back treat for when it quietens down after Easter.

Kailana: I think it does help to have read Jane Eyre before you read The Eyre Affair but it's not crucial - I assume you have now. I have to say that I tend to think Jane Eyre is a book everyone should read. I read it as a teen and adored it but feel I ought to read it again as I suspect I would get even more out of it now.

Pat: Yeah, I'm on a roll with my reading at the moment, enjoying it hugely and that has to do with the influence of other blogs as you suggest. And nice people reccing books they love. :-)

I forgot to reply to your question from my last post. I don't know whether Jasper Fforde and Katie Fforde are related. I assume not as it's a reasonably popular surname over here (though I'm not sure about that spelling...) but you never know. Stranger things have happened.

Sue: I sometimes think my reading tastes are *too* eclectic. It means I want to read nearly everything and all I end up being is frustrated because I can't. The aging process doesn't help with this either!