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.
Why is it that just when my life gets busy, I run to the library to check out more books than I could possibly have the time to read? Perhaps this is my coping mechanism when I feel stressed. Interesting. If my week turns out to be less busy than expected, I’ll certainly know what to do!
The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope – time to move on to the next book in Trollope’s Barsetshire series.
Into Love and Out Again by Elinor Lipman – reading so many of Lipman’s novels recently has made me eager to try her first-published book, this volume of short stories.
Where Have All the Boys Gone? by Jenny Colgan – after Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe, I had the urge to revisit one of Colgan’s earlier books that I remember enjoying.
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford – Weatherford resurrects the true history of Genghis Khan, from the story of his relentless rise through Mongol tribal culture to the waging of his devastatingly successful wars and the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed.
Millennium by Tom Holland – At the approach of the first millennium, the Christians of Europe did not seem likely candidates for future greatness. Weak, fractured, and hemmed in by hostile nations, they saw no future beyond the widely anticipated Second Coming of Christ. But when the world did not end, the peoples of Western Europe suddenly found themselves with no choice but to begin the heroic task of building a Jerusalem on earth.
What did you pick up this week?