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badge-4Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief 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.


What did you pick up this week?

If you’ve been here for a while, you know I LOVE reading memoirs by people who have moved to new countries and are puzzling their way through daily lives in new cultures.

In honour of that love, I’ve put together a list of 15 fascinating expat memoirs over at my other blog, The Ambling Adventurer.  Enjoy!  And if you have any suggestions for further reading, do let me know.  A reading list can never be too long!

After seven excellent years of The Captive Reader, I’ve decided to follow my passion for travel and start a new and (to me) exciting project.

The Ambling Adventurer is my new travel blog, focused on slow travel adventures and tips for travellers of all ages and activity levels.  I know lots of you have enjoyed my travel posts here over the years.  Now I finally have somewhere that will be all travel all the time!

Come follow along with my adventures!  You can visit the blog or find me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and (though I’m still finding my legs here) Facebook.

And don’t worry – The Captive Reader isn’t going anywhere.  My posts may be less frequent (though they’ve been that way for a while now) but the site will remain active for you to comb through the archives.

Back in 2011, I read Earth and High Heaven by Gwethalyn Graham and absolutely adored it.  In fact, I loved it so much that it made my Best Books of 2011 list.  And the first thing I thought when reading it was how perfect a choice it would be for Persephone Books.

Well, turns out they thought the same way.  Six years later, I am delighted to say that Persphone has just reissued the book and it is now readily available for all to enjoy!  Happy reading!