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.
I have half a dozen half-written blog posts sitting on my computer (and three times that number half-formed in my head) but I don’t seem to be able to find the time or energy to finish any of them. I am still reading though, both necessary books (the textbook for my upcoming exam) and fun ones (right now, Artemis Cooper’s biography of Patrick Leigh Fermor and Eva Ibbotson’s The Morning Gift). Hopefully I’ll be able to use the upcoming long weekend to write a few long-overdue reviews!
Here is what I picked up this week:
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von Bremzen – highly anticipated food memoir.
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton – I loved Catton’s first book (The Rehearsal) and have been excited to read all the glowing reviews for her latest.
The Viennese Kitchen by Monica Meehan and Maria von Baich – a collection of family recipes with a particularly good section on baking.
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale – Hale’s Asian-set retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale “Maid Maleen”. I read this earlier this week and it is great.
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale – I don’t know much about this but, having read several of Hale’s children’s books now, I am certain I’ll enjoy it.
What did you pick up this week?