Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Library Loot - January 13, 2010

Hi everyone! As a result of the holidays and little spare time I had a crazy library day yesterday! I picked up 16 things... I was only going to get some of them, but if I didn't get them yesterday they were not going to go away and the pile would just keep getting bigger! I am not sure how often I will do library loot, but since yesterday was a strange day I decided to at least share that largish pile.

Austenland: A Novel by Shannon Hale - I really like her young adult stuff, but have never read anything adult by her. I may hate it, but I just wanted to give her other stuff a try. She has a new young adult book out, but I will buy that at some point because I have the rest of the series.

The Factory Voice by Jeanette Lynes - Once in a while books show up for me at the library that I cannot remember why I requested them. This is one such book... It sounds really good, though, so there must have been a reason!

Miki Falls - Volume 3 - Autmumn by Mark Crilley - I read books 1 and 2 in this series in 2009. I was thinking I was going to have to buy books 3 and 4 because the library doesn't have them, but they bought this one the other day. Now, I hope they buy book 4!

The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson - I loved The Adoration of Jenna Fox in 2009 and this is the authors new novel. I was supposed to buddy read it with Heather from A Capricious Reader, but my copy took longer to come in than planned. Still, looking forward to it!

Amulet - Volume 2 - The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi - I read the first volume near the end of 2009. This is the second volume. I have to admit that I hardly remember the first book, so it is not the best series ever by any means...

Fish for Dinner by Paul O'Neill - Stories from Newfoundland and Labrador. I saw this on the new releases page and thought it sounded interesting.

Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott - Up for Canada Reads this year. Up for a few other awards when it was released, too.

Ice Land by Betsy Tobin - Heard really good things about this and my library just bought it.

The Lost City of Z by David Grann - This book got a lot of positive reviews for the Non-fiction Five, so I thought I would give it a try. I have been waiting a while for it to come in.

The Tudors: The Complete First Season - A DVD set. Not something I normally request from the library, but I really want to watch this show.

Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia - This might have came to my attention through the Cybils. I can't remember.

What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell - Looking forward to this book. Hope I get around to it because it has to be back to the library soon.

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King - I keep hearing good things about this series, so even though it is not my normal read I wanted to give it a try.

Pyongyang by Guy Delisle - Saw this on a list for the Graphic Novel Challenge and thought it looked interesting.

The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert - I have seen good things about this book and my library finally bought a copy.

Amelia Earhart: the thrill of it by Susan Wels - Not sure where I heard about this, but I like reading about Amelia Earhart.

So, there you have it! Lots and lots of books. The sad thing is that I won't get to read them all and I really want to be able to read all of them!


  1. I'm most exited about Ice Land, since you can read it and tell me if I should read it, and The Beekeeper's Apprentice, since I love it to death! I read Pyongyang a couple years ago, and I really liked it.

  2. I love the Laurie King series - so good. And I was just looking up The Factory Voice today, but someone else had it out! Not like I don't have 12 books beside the bed right now, but still. At least you have a lot of choice this week!

  3. I enjoyed Austenland - it was a lot of fun. And The Beekeeper's Apprentice is one of my favorites! My son read the first Stonekeeper book and loved it - he's waiting on the hold list for book 2. :)

    Hope you have a great week!

  4. OMG The Tudors is so good!!! I've only seen the first season but I love it so much :D

  5. What the Dog Saw was a great book. Malcolm Gladwell is probably my favorite non-fiction writer right now. I'm probably annoying the heck out of my husband by spouting off random facts from the book in question since I read it last month.

    Whatever you read first, I hope you enjoy it.

  6. I have Austenland on my shelves. Maybe we should make that our buddy read. Let me know if you are up for it. If not, that's ok. We can find something else.

  7. That's an amazing pile of loot! I'm curious to know what you think about Austenland...

  8. You've got some great books there. Some I've read and others I can't wait to hear about!

  9. Whoa! That is a heck of a pile. I haven't been to my library in what feels like ages, so I'm having withdrawal symptoms. This decadent post isn't helping! :D

  10. What a great list of books!
    I would like to present you with the Honest Scrap Award!

  11. You have a lot of great reads on your pile. I started The Beekeeper's Apprentice recently and love what I've read. I love the Amulet series. Hope you like book two better than you do the first one. Happy reading.

  12. A few there that sound interesting that I must go and look up, especially Ice Land. The Mary Russell books are wonderful... I hope you enjoy the first one!

  13. Mary thought Austenland was fun, not as good as her YA stuff, but still worth reading. It isn't a very long book by comparison.


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