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.
Happy 2013, everyone! How better to start off a new year than with a new batch of books from the library?
London War Notes, 1939-1945 by Mollie Panter-Downes – I loved Panter-Downes’ short stories in Good Evening, Mrs Craven, have just finished her beautiful novel One Fine Day, and am now more eager than ever to move onto these columns written during the war for The New Yorker.
The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard – I am determined that 2013 will be the year I not only start The Light Years (which I’ve done several times now) but also finish it. The universe seems to agree that this is a good year to get attached to the Cazalets: the BBC has just started airing a radio dramatization and Howard is apparently working on the fifth book in the series.
Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope – after reading Doctor Thorne last spring, I told myself I had to review it before I could move on to Framley Parsonage, the next of Trollope’s Barsetshire books. Months later, when I realised that the review was probably never going to be written, I was too busy trying to complete A Century of Books to be able to work anything from the 19th Century into my reading. Now I am ready (and I even might get around to writing that review of Doctor Thorne, too).
The Fishing Fleet: Husband-hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy – I love Anne de Courcy’s social histories and can never resist any book on the British Raj.
A Small Place in Italy by Eric Newby – I have been meaning to read Newby’s travel books for some time but it seems like I’m going to start with the least-travel oriented of them all: the story of Newby and his wife’s experiences buying and restoring a farmhouse in Tuscany during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Sylvester by Georgette Heyer (read by Richard Armitage) – after rereading Sylvester last week, I am in the mood to listen to Richard Armitage read it to me.
What did you pick up this week?