Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Library Loot LXV

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! 

It's library loot time, again. As always, I brought home more books than I can reasonably read over a couple of weeks, but oh well. I'm happy to have them on my shelf and hope to squeeze them all into my April reading list. Here's what I have out from my local libraries right now: 
My current library loot
Top 10 Iceland
A DK Eyewitness Travel Book
This is a colorful and informative guide to the 10 Best of Everything in Iceland. Yes, yes, I know.. you're thinking "Didn't you just get back from there? Shouldn't you have borrowed this book before your trip.. not two weeks after the fact?" Absolutely. BUT I just wanted to look at more pictures and read more about this lovely island country that I fell in love with. Now I can make a mental list of the places to go and things to do on my next trip there.

French Milk by Lucy Knisley 
Inspired by Beth F's review of Knisley's most recent book, Relish, for last weekend's Weekend Cooking post. I've never heard of this author before, but she sounded interesting. The library didn't have Relish but did have French Milk, so of course I grabbed it. 

Mirror Mask by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean 
Found myself in one of the local libraries browsing their graphic novel shelves for the first time and had to bring this one home. It's a novella graphic novel based on the film MirrorMask of which I have no idea what it's about. I'll find out, though! 

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami 
Reading this one for a Group Read-Along hosted by Ti who blogs at Book Chatter. Visit her blog HERE for more information. This will also count for one of my big books for orannia's Big Book Challenge 2013. I need to get cracking! ;) 

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs
A graphic novel prequel story to her Mercy Thompson series, of which I'm a huge fan. I started reading this book as soon as I came home from the library and didn't stop until I finished it. I loved it. If you're a fan of the series, you'd probably like it, too. 

Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan. 
It's Shaun Tan. That's enough of a reason, right? This, too, is a graphic novel. 

And that's about it! I've got bookmarks in four books right now.. reading bits and pieces from each one every day and not progressing nicely in any one of them. Time for me to focus and make some headway in the list of books I want to read this month! Wish me luck. :) 

What are you reading right now? 
Have you read any of my library books?


  1. I read French Milk a while ago. I remember good things about it. I need to read more Shaun Tan. Enjoy your loot.

  2. Good luck with your reading, :)
    They all sound interesting in the own way :D

  3. I haven't read any of the books you currently have. But,they all sound quite interesting in their own way. I'm currently ready a sci-fi book. *g* hope you are your family are happy and healthy!

  4. That's a very interesting library loot! I need to catch up on the Mercy Thompson (and Alpha & Omega) series...

  5. I just requested French Milk from my library after reading the same review as you did!

  6. Christine, I must give graphic novels a try. Cheers

  7. LOL, I was wondering about the Iceland guidebook, but great explanations, Christine! Does that mean you'd return?

    How are those graphic novels by Patricia Briggs? Should I get them? am i missing on the stories you think?

  8. Has it been two weeks since I have read blogs? yikes. I did just add your blog to bloglovin... so now I will see new posts early morning (confession... I read my email/news in bed). Terrible habit! Then I go for a walk, tea and start my day.

    Coffee next week?


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