I truly had no business borrowing books from the library today when I have a nightstand full of other library loot just waiting to be read. Yet there I was, borrowing more.
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase.
I'm pretty sure I am the last romance reader on the planet to read this book. Lord of Scoundrels just may be the most talked about romance novel ever in the world of romance blogs. So much so that I imagine it would be required reading for Romance Reading 101 if there were such a course, you know? This became evident to me quite some time ago, but I just hadn't gotten around to either buying the book or even looking for it at the library. Then just recently, in honor of the birthday of author Kathleen Winsor (1919-2003) who is possibly considered the "mother" of romance authors so to speak, having written the controversial romance novel, Forever Amber that was published in 1944, Jessica of Racy Romance Reviews and two other romance readers/bloggers, @Mcvane and @Sonomalass, encouraged romance bloggers to post their list of 16 favorite romance novels of all time. Of course, Lord of Scoundrels appeared on umpteen lists once again. That was it! Seeing Lord of Scoundrels mentioned time and time again as an all time favorite romance novel was the last straw on the proverbial camel's back. I decided I no longer wanted to be in the dark and unexposed to this standard of all romance novels. So today, finally!, I borrowed the famed book from the library. Now let's just see if it lives up to these sky high expectations!
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.
The Spellman Files series, Book 1
I borrowed the second book in this series in my library loot two weeks ago and have been waiting patiently for it to be returned by the patron who should have returned it a week ago already. When I went in to the library today, I checked to see if it was in anyway, hoping there was an oversight and I wasn't called to be told it was in like the librarians usually do when I have a hold on a book, but alas, no. It is still out. BUT! They had the large print edition available, so I snatched it! This series comes recommended by Li of Me and My Books and now also Michelle of the Red Headed Book Child, looks very fun.
the truth about forever by Sarah Dessen.
I actually read this book earlier in the year upon my teen daughter's recommendation. She had borrowed it from a friend and when she was finished reading it, she insisted and begged for me to read it, too. I picked it up one day and couldn't put it down. I truly loved it and have been leaving hints with some of my fellow adult bloggers who read young adult that they should definitely read this, too. While looking for the two other books listed in this weeks loot at the library, I saw a copy of the truth about forever on a mysterious shelf of miscellaneous titles near the large print section. It was a very strange place for a young adult book to be shelved, but also rather serendipitous that I stumbled upon it because I've been wanting to re-read it very badly.
What's your latest library loot?