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.
With so much going on in my real life between preparing for my upcoming trip to Europe, working on the course I am taking, and talking to people about the career path I’m interested in, I have not been reading a lot lately. So many of the books I’ve picked up over the last few weeks are piled up on my desk, taunting me. And, rather than work through them methodically, I decided to pick up even more books and grow the pile.
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley – I discovered Kearsley last year, thanks to recommendations from many other bloggers, and read four of her books in quick succession. No surprise then, I was first in line for this newly-released title, which focuses on the Jacobite community in 18th Century Russia and a 21st Century English art dealer trying to track down the history of a small wooden carving of a firebird that might have once belonged to Empress Catherine.
The Accidental Pilgrim by Maggi Dawn – Study trips to the Holy Land, frustrated pilgrimages as a young mother and internal journeys of soul all feature in this beautiful and inspiring memoir. Exploring both the past and the present of pilgrimage, it is a compelling invitation to all on the journey of faith
Betsy’s Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace – as much as I haven’t been wowed by the two Lovelace books I have read (Emily of Deep Valley and Betsy and the Great World), I can’t resist finding out how Betsy’s story ends.
Gardens of Delight by Erica James – I am reading this now and it is kind of awful but in the semi-irresistible way of chick-lit.
Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi – I stumbled across my 2010 review of Persepolis a few days ago and, seeing this sequel on the library shelf, thought it was time to see how Satrapi’s story continued.
What did you pick up this week?