Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg and myself 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!
Last week, I diligently composed a library list, when to my local branch, picked up the titles and then, only a few days later, returned most of them unread. Why? I’m very happily exploring my shelves at home right now, falling back in love with old favourites, greedily eyeing the unread titles that I’m still so excited to read. My Library Loot posts may be a bit light as long as I’m engaged in this happy fashion but there were at least three titles that survived my purge this week:
Howards End is on the Landing by Susan Hill
I am fully prepared to either love or hate this, not allowing for much in between, based on the passionate responses of other bloggers. I am truly hoping that I’ll be in the ‘love’ camp – otherwise my five months on the wait list for this will seem a bit excessive!
The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj by David Gilmour
When have I ever been able to refuse a book about the Raj?
The Morville Hours: The Story of a Garden by Katherine Swift
The weather here has not been cooperating with my desire to spend sunny (or at least dry) days working in the garden. So, if I can’t work outside for any meaningful amount of time, at least I curl up inside and read the story of someone else’s garden.
What did you pick up this week? Do you ever go through periods of preferring your own books to library loans (or vice versa), or are you able to maintain a balance?