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 any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries! This week's Library Loot is at Claire's.
I have a wish list of library books about a mile long these days, but only borrow half a dozen or so at a time so I'm not too pressured by due dates. I still have two books out from the library since my last loot from over a month ago--If I Die by Rachel Vincent and Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr, the latter of which I'm almost finished reading. This week, though, I picked up two more books when I returned the others. I'm also on the holds list for three popular new releases and as anxious as I am to read all three of them, I sure hope they don't become available at the same time! The loan period for new releases is 14 days with no renewals if there's someone one the list behind you and of course there are people on the list behind me for all three books! Talk about pressure!!! This is what I borrowed this week:
Sliver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
I first learned of this book in January when I read Brie's review on her blog Musings of a Bibliophile. I immediately added the book to my library reads list. As what happens often, I didn't run out and borrow the book right away. But then the book popped up as a potential selection for the March book in one of my book clubs and I knew it was a sign that I should read it. And also a sign that I would finally participate in book club after being a member for months! Woops.
I came home with this one on Monday night and I'm already more than half way through reading this very riveting, sad coming-of-age novel.
Amulet: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet series, Book #4
I was so excited to see that my library finally got the fourth book in this fun fantasy graphic novel series that my youngest daughter and I both enjoy. I went to grab it and decided to grab the first three books again, too... in case we wanted a refresher. They're quick reads but jam packed with mystery, danger and some considerable depth of emotion for a comic.
What are you reading right now?