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!
Bit of a hodge-podge today though I’m delighted by the even split between fiction and non-fiction (this almost never happens).
Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner
I have absolutely no memory of where I heard about this book. Clearly, it was a trust-worthy source since I immediately placed a hold without bothering to learn anything about the plot of the novel. Now that I know it’s a love story set inNew York’s Russian émigré community, I am quite excited to read it.
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Place in the World by Eric Weiner
I really feel like this might have been mentioned in one of Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust books which I read so recently but, if so, I didn’t make a note of it. I’ve been eyeing this for ages.
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
I’ve read and enjoyed three of Patchett’s books (Bel Canto, Run, and Truth & Beauty) so as soon as this turned up on order in my library catalogue I placed a hold. Thank goodness I did so then because it’s received so much press since publication that the hold queue is now depressingly long.
A Devil’s Chaplain by Richard Dawkins
Picked up while browsing in the science section (after such success with my last find there, Naming Nature). A collection of essays rather than a book with a focused argument, I’m hoping this might be the most palatable way to approach Dawkins.
The Brandons by Angela Thirkell
When is Thirkell ever a bad idea?
Imagined London by Anna Quindlen
I read this book years ago but have absolutely no memory of it now. However, I’ll be in Londonthis September and thought it might be fun to reread it before I go. I’d been looking at it in the stacks for a few weeks but Eva’s mention of it in her loot last week is what actually motivated me check it out.