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.
Reading has been put to the wayside lately in favour of practical, career-related activities. I have to admit, I was having so much fun with those tasks that I didn’t even notice that I hadn’t picked up a book in four days! Sometimes it is fun to read and sometimes it is fun to be productive: the two don’t necessarily overlap well. But I’ve worked through what I really needed to get done and should be able to spare a little more time for books going forward.
The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks – I need to finally read something by Sacks and this sounds like a fun place to start (but then all his books sound fun).
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? by Rhoda Janzen – I am incapable of passing by any sort of personal narrative about faith. It is an entirely foreign concept to me and, probably for that reason, endlessly fascinating.
The Sunshine Years by Afsaneh Knight – Alex in Leeds reviewed this book about angst-ridden 30-something Australians last month and I immediately placed a hold on it.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – Simon S’s review of this last year brought it to my attention and Library Loot co-host Marg’s equal enthusiasm for it made me certain that I had to try it.
A Thousand Farewells by Nahlah Ayed – I borrowed this last September when I already had too many other books checked out and too many reviews needing to be written. Now I have the time to do this book, a memoir about Ayed’s experiences in the Middle East, justice.
Capital by John Lanchester – I borrowed this at the same time as I first picked up A Thousand Farewells and ran into the same problems. This is one of the only books published in 2012 that I was really excited about so I am looking forward to it. What I’ve read so far has been very promising.
What did you pick up this week?