Thursday, November 15, 2012

Library Loot LIX

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! 

Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas

I had to re-loot Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas since my last library loot post and this time I read and returned it before the short 14-day loan period ran up. This contemporary romance series by Ms. Kleypas has some elements of magic in them and a component of "the magic" in this particular book involves a ghost from the past who interacts with the male lead. I'm not usually a fan of ghosts in books--especially in romance, but this one worked wonderfully.

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

My online book club finally decided on This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz for our November book today after we had to hold a tie breaker poll. Right away I started searching the online catalogs for the several local libraries I haunt and all of them had holds lists! Thankfully the last library on my list had a copy available so I zoomed over there as soon as I could to get it. It's only a 7-day loan, though, so I need to read it asap!

Fever Moon by Karen Marie Moning

While looking for This is How You Lose Her on the new release shelf, I was so excited to have spotted Fever Moon by Karen Marie Moning. Fever Moon is a graphic novel from the Fever series, which I loved. Fever Moon reviews some of the key plot points from the Fever books, but is otherwise a new story Mac and Barrons story that takes place after the events of Shadowfever and before the most recent book in the Fever series, Iced. I can't wait to read it! Then I'll be ready to read Iced, which I hear is fantastic.

What are YOU reading from your library [or bookshelves] right now?


  1. I was a little leery of the ghost in Dream Lake, too. But I liked the way she did it. Glad you finally got to read this one.

  2. 7 days is so fast! Good luck on reading This Is How You Lose Her before it's due back.

  3. Whoa! I've never heard of a seven day limit for a book. DVD's- yes. I am reading Sultry with a Twist by Macy Beckett, and also picked up Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell, Courtship and Curses by Marissa Doyle and When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison. And I just finished Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs. Can't wait to hear what you think of everything you've picked up!

  4. Christine, the Junot Diaz book is short, so I don't see a problem with the seven day deadline, unless you don't find the time to read it! AND, I can't believe you're going to read it! LOL! I'm SO excited that you decided to give it shot after all. ;P

  5. Oh, I had seen that Junot Diaz around I hope you like it, I'm not clear on what it's about.

    And I'm glad Dream Lake worked! I hope I can read it soon :D

  6. Phyl ... Ms. Kleypas wrote the ghost very well. I thought it was a lovely addition to the story.

    Linda .. I know, right? A 7 Day loan is crazy, isn't it? The good news is that I just noticed on the "receipt" thing that I get a few extra days because of Thanksgiving! So it's due back next Saturday. I should be fine with that time frame.

    Brandy .. This is my first time hearing of a seven day limit for a book, too! I've never borrowed new releases from this particular library before--I was so surprised! (it's in a different town from which I live).

    Wow, looks like you've been reading a lot from your library lately! Hope you've been enjoying them.

    Hilcia .. I KNOW! I'm so proud of myself for deciding to read the Junot Diaz book. I have to admit that I read the first couple of pages already and ugh! I'm already uncomfortable. BUT I want to read it so I will.

    Alex .. I will let you know about the Junot Diaz book. I hope you get to Dream Lake soon--I liked it a lot more than I expected to. The heroine takes care of her elderly grandmother with severe dementia and well, since I take care of my elderly father-in-law who is nearly deaf, blind and also has dementia, I really don't like to read stories with those characters. I have enough of it in my own daily life, thank you very much. But it was well done in the book and not really the focus of the story at all so it worked for me. And was even a nice touch.

  7. I really enjoyed the Diaz book, I hope you do too! It is a pretty short read...the short story format makes it go by quickly. Have you read his other work?

  8. Kelly .. I'm glad the Diaz book is short since I only have a week to read it! Plus I'm thinking that might be all I can take on the subject matter.. This is How You Lose Her will be my first Diaz book.. although our book club read Drown within the last year, but I missed that month.

  9. I'm just about to begin reading Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning in large part to hearing how much you love this series. It seems like there are so many of my favorite bloggers that have loved this series so I decided to give it a try. I hope you enjoy all of these!!!!

  10. I just received Did You Miss Me? by Karen Rose! I've been waiting for it for 2 weeks!! So happy!!

    Are you going to review the Lisa Kleypas book?


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