Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Library Loot - July 27

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg and Claire to encourage bloggers to share what they’ve checked out from the library.

Why do I keep bringing home new "loot" when my reading isn't keeping pace?! (I guess I can dream, can't I?)

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
(Recommended to me by Sue, the audio version of this Newbery Honor book was my commute companion in June, but since - for the foreseeable future - I'm no longer commuting, I had to get the book version so I can finish it. Because it's a popular read, it took me until now to make it to the top of the "hold" queue.)

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - The Complete First Season
Based on the Novels by Alexander McCall Smith
(My cousin was raving about this HBO series, and since I've enjoyed many of the books - I'm still working on reading the series - I thought I'd give it a try.)

Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message That Feminism's Work is Done by Susan Douglas
(I loved Douglas' Where the Girls Are and am eager to read her new book as part of the Women Unbound reading challenge.)

Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher
(Ever since I read Becky's review, I've had this one on my to-read list. Since it was just sitting on a display shelf at the library, I couldn't resist picking it up.)

Raw Edges by Phyllis Barber
(I heard about Phyllis Barber's new memoir just last week. Several years ago, I worked with her on a project, and I have also enjoyed hearing her speak, so I am eager to read this book.)

The Last Ember by Daniel Levin
(One of the current Salt Lake County Reader's Choice nominees.)

Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter by Lisa Patton
(Another current Salt Lake County Reader's Choice nominee.)

A Quiet Belief in Angels by R. J. Ellory
(Yet another current Salt Lake County Reader's Choice nominee.)


  1. Great loot! I read Enlightened Sexism a few months ago - very interesting.

  2. I'm the same way. I've been bringing way too many books home from the library and I can't possibly read them all. It doesn't seem to stop me though :) Enjoy your loot!

  3. The Thief (and the rest of MWT's books) are all wonderful. Who reads the audio book?

  4. I always bring home books despite the fact that I already have far too many books out!

    I liked The Thief, but liked the next book more.

    I thought the adaption of No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency was pretty good.

  5. Where have I been that I did not know The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency has been turned into an HBO series??? Must go see if it's in my library system ...

  6. Claire: I'm eager to read it. I loved her book Where the Girls Are.

    Samantha: It doesn't seem to stop me either! :)

    Beth: I wasn't familiar with Turner before my friend recommended The Thief. I'm eager to finish reading it.

    Marg: Why do we do that?! Wishful thinking, on my part, I think. :) I guess I'll have to continue with the series! I've heard good things about The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency!

  7. I finished The Thief last weekend. It's a great book. I want to continue with The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia. Enjoy your loot!