Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief 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.
Today I have the pleasure of introducing Linda from Silly Little Mischief as my new Library Loot co-host! She has been an active Library Loot participant for years and I am delighted to be sharing hosting duties with her. We had decided to take a two week Library Loot break over the holidays so Linda’s first day hosting will be January 8th, 2014.
With all things Christmas taking up my non-working hours, I have not been reading a lot recently and I miss it. I’ve generally stayed away from the library but here are a few of the books I’ve picked up recently:
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett – Patchett’s most recent book, a collection of personal essays. For the short periods I do have to read (i.e. my commute), this is perfect.
The Honeywell File by H.B. Creswell – This title might be familiar to anyone who has looked through this winter’s edition of Slightly Foxed Quarterly (which, by the way, is a particularly excellent issue). A comic epistolary novel from the 1920s about the building of mansion, I am very excited to start this one. At the same time, I can’t help but wonder if I should hold on to it until January 1st so as to count it for A Century of Books (which I am wildly excited about doing again). So many difficult decisions…
Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith – The less said about this the better. I was attracted to it because it was set in Portland and the protagonist is a librarian but it turned out to be too much like what you would think a book about a twenty-something Portland librarian would be like…I understand that sentence might not have made sense, but oh well. If you have hipster leanings, this is the book for you. If you don’t, you will probably spend all your time rolling your eyes and thinking of mean things to say about Portland and its hipsters. Though that is also a fun way to pass the time.
What did you pick up this week?