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.
Midsummer Night in the Workhouse by Diana Athill – a collection of Athill’s short stories, originally published from the 1950s to the 1970s. I read this on the weekend and really don’t have anything nice to say about it.
The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge – Mary Lindsay is a born and bred Londoner who has enjoyed her city life – a prestigious job, and friends with whom she takes in the city pleasures of theatre, art and music. But fleeting memories of a childhood visit to her father’s elderly cousin out in the country are revived with the news that the woman has willed her home, the Laurels, to Mary. She makes an uncharacteristically sudden and life-changing decision to leave London for the country. The gradual unfolding of her understanding of herself, of the now-deceased woman who has bequeathed her home to Mary, and of the people of Appleshaw, all weave together in a most memorable story of love’s redemptive power.
The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig – the newest “Pink Carnation” novel.
What did you pick up this week?