Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Library Loot XLIII

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

Today was a surprise library loot day for me. I haven't borrowed books from library since late September because I still had a pile of books out from three different libraries that I've been working through. I vowed not to borrow anything else until I had either read or returned everything. This morning, I finished that last library book, but since I've been pretty busy lately, I didn't even think about when I'd go next. But today I was quite unexpectedly out doing a quick errand during library hours [which is such a rare occurrence since library hours and my hours don't overlap much these days thanks to budget cuts... ] and I realized I was about to drive right past my library! As soon as I realized I was going to pass the library while it was actually open, I had this strong compulsion to go in and grab a book. I knew exactly which one I would grab, too, since I recently checked online if the library had it. So I literally ran in [I had all of three minutes to pull off this unscheduled library visit!] and grabbed it! Of course I couldn't resist bringing it home with a neighbor. And that's how today's surprise library loot came to be:

Let It Snow 
by John Green
    Lauren Myracle 
         and Maureen Johnson
An anthology of young adult romances for the holidays by some cool authors.

Eon by Allison Goodman

I intended to read one of three different books for my 2011 Big Book Challenge, but still haven't gotten to any of them and have sadly lost a lot of interest in those series. I had Eon on the back of my mind as a possible candidate for the challenge [per Mariana's recommendation, I believe], but it always seemed to be checked out of the library when I thought to look for it. I think this time it was finally meant to be, because there it was today, sitting right next to Let It Snow. Maybe I'll complete the 2011 Big Book Challenge after all!  

What are you reading now? 


  1. Eon looks like a good read.

    I'm reading Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin & At the King's Pleasure by Kate Emerson.

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  2. I should pick up Let It Snow for the Christmas Spirit Challenge.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. I just started (today) Michelle Sagara's Cast in Ruin! And YAH for the Big Book Challenge!

    The librarians were shocked when the saw me as I haven't been reading print books for ages!

  4. Anna... Happy Thanksgiving! :)
    I want to read The Game of Thrones, too. One of my close friends and her husband have been fans of that series for years. They're tickled that it's gotten so popular lately. Do you like it so far?

    Linda... Happy Thanksgiving! :)
    You should look for Let It Snow! It would be perfect for a Christmas Reading Challenge. I gotta join one of those, too... I'm going to start the book this weekend. I hope.

    orannia... I'm not promising anything about getting to Eon by the end of the year, but I sure would be happy if I did. I'm nervous about reaching my goal of 100 books by the end of the year. Yikes, it's gonna be close...

    That's so funny that you shocked your librarians for showing up. lol!

  5. Game of Thrones... Yes, I love the book and the show. I definitely recommend check out both. :)

  6. Meant to let you know the latest book in the Eragon series has been released. Daughter bought it a couple weeks ago.
    I read the anthology with Maureen Johnson and enjoyed it.
    Happy Reading!

  7. I'm so impressed at your willpower at staying away from the library for so long! Both your picks this week look great - enjoy!

  8. Anna... I'm horrible at keeping up with tv shows so I never bother. LOL. I do plan on getting to the books, though.

    Brandy.. Thanks for letting me know about Inheritance. I've been seeing its gorgeous green cover everywhere. I do hope my interest sparks in that series again sometime. Did Daughter like it?

    Claire... Truthfully, it's only partially willpower that has kept me from the library. I'm afraid the library's reduced hours are equally at fault.

  9. LOL I have a hard time passing by the library and not stopping.

    I just started Lauren Dane's Chased, 3rd book in her Chase Brothers series.

  10. You'll have to let me know whether Eon is good or not, Christine! I was planning to read it as well... finally, a book that my library has!

  11. I'm finishing up One Thousand White Women and it'is very good, which is shocking considering some of the ripping reviews I read on my kindle.


  12. Yes, our library system has been hit with some pretty big cuts, but luckily our branch hours have remained the same... of course, our fines did go up, so I have to watch my dates, particularly on the DVDs I check out; they're now $3 a day in overdue fines!

    How great that you were able to get Eon after all :)

  13. Let it Snow sounds like the perfect book for the holidays.

  14. Leslie, I have only sampled Lauren Dane's writing in a short story and a book she co-wrote with Megan Hart. I have heard a lot about her series, though.

    nath, I will let you know about Eon. I want to read it before the end of the year.. wish me luck!

    Paual, thanks for the feedback on One Thousand White Women. I still want to read it, too.

    TheBookGirl, yikes! That's a steep fine for overdue dvds!

    Tanya, thanks for visiting! I'm looking forward to Let It Snow. I'd really like to read it on a snowy day before Christmas... we'll see. ;)


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