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.
This is my 50th Library Loot post! Do you know what that means? Absolutely nothing except maybe that I can successfully write the roman numerals 1-50! Ha ha! I think, anyway.. Anyone who finds an error in my roman numerals wins a free library card! Oh wait. Y'all better have one of those already. ;)
I have a lot of really fantastic books out from the library right now. In my last library loot post, I mentioned that I was trying to read all the books I had out already before borrowing more because I had three new releases on holds and I was worried about them all coming in at the same time? And the loan period is only two weeks when there's a wait list? Well, you guessed it! They all came in around the same time and they all have other patrons waiting on them so two weeks it is. Fortunately, I'm making good headway and it doesn't look like I'll be rushed to finish before due dates. In fact, I already finished Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas. It was a quick, sweet read. And I'm nearly half way through with Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward already. So far so good, by the way for all you crack heads a.k.a. BDB addicts out there.
Dead of Night anthology by J.D. Robb et. al.
I borrowed this one solely for the In Death novella, "Eternity in Death" when I realized I was missing this book in my collection! Yikes. I had to hunt it down at a library a few towns over. When I got there, I couldn't find it on the shelves, even with a librarian's help and they ended up declaring the book 'lost' in their system. So sad. I ended up finding it at another library in a different town, right down the street from my daughter's dance school, so yay! Another library to add to my hit list. A library that seems to shelve a lot of romance, too. Double yay!
The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis
Lucky Harbor, Book #2
Found this one while scouring the shelves for the J.D. Robb anthology above. Sweet little find since I read the first book last year, adored it and hadn't gotten around to picking up the next one yet. Now I can read Tara and Ford's story. I'm dying to know more about their history together all those years ago.
Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas
Friday Harbor, #2
I've been building the hype for this book on my blog over the last couple of months and then oddly found release day rolling around and I just never got the chance to order it. So when I saw it come in at my library, I snagged it. I read it in just over 24 hours and really enjoyed it. It's not terribly deep, but it was definitely a sweet and satisfying romance.
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Iron Fey Series, Book #4
The final book in the Iron Fey series, told from Ash's perspective. I'd rate this young adult series as a whole with a solid B so far and am curious to see how this last book ties everything up. I'm looking forward to Ash's perspective, too. Hoping it puts a nice spin on the end to this tale.
Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward
Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #10
Book ten in this whirlwind saga of a band of warrior vampires fighting a war against evil forces to protect their race and the human race. Readers have been literally waiting years for this one as Tohrment finally gets a happy story after suffering the devastating loss of his mate in Book #2. (Or later?.. )
The Trail of the Spellmans
The latest document in the quirky Spellman Family series. A dysfunctional but loving family of private investigators trying to keep the family business afloat while simultaneously messing with each others lives. Sometimes accidentally and sometimes intentionally. Depends on the day.
The Good Neighbors, Books One, Two and Three
by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
I read the first book last year, but borrowed and read it again after seeing all three books on the shelf at the library. It's a very good urban fantasy series in graphic novel format for teens --or grown ups!-- who like dark fey stories.
The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook
by Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell
with Sandy Gluck
I got excited when I saw this book among the nonfiction new releases at my library because I thought it was a cookbook for The Beekman Arms Inn and Tavern in Rhinebeck, New York, which is near the home of a very close friend of mine. As I was reading the cookbook this morning, I started to question if this cookbook was for the same homestead and after a few minutes research online, I discovered that it's not! The Beekman 1802 is a farm in Sharon Spring, New York. For a few moments I was a little disappointed over losing what I thought was a personal connection to the cookbook, but the book is so enjoyable that I was able to recover from my disappointment quickly! Apparently these guys Brent and Josh have their own tv show, "The Fabulous Beekman Boys." Anyone familiar with them?
I'll possibly review this cookbook for an upcoming weekend cooking post. Don't hold your breath.
Have you read any of these books? Any of these books catch your eye?
What are you reading right now?