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.
This is one of those entirely delightful Library Loot posts where everything I have to present to you seems equally alluring to me. I’ve already started in on this batch of books but can’t wait to work my way through all of them!
The Pursuit of Alice Thrift by Elinor Lipman – I read a lot of Lipman last year, though I don’t think I reviewed a single one of those books. Whoops. Everything she writes is entertaining and this book was no different (which I know because, having no self control, I read it immediately after picking it up from the library).
Educating Alice by Alice Steinbach – I read Steinbach’s Without Reservations last year and rather enjoyed it, though I did find Steinbach embarrassingly earnest. Still, she was an interesting writer and I look forward to this follow-up volume about her further travels.
Bring on the Empty Horses by David Niven – growing up, I read Niven’s The Moon’s a Balloon about a gazillion times (that’s a conservative estimate), never realising that he had written further memoirs.
Pastoral by Nevil Shute – Shute, like Lipman, is one of those dependably entertaining authors. I’ve never this but have been looking forward to it since reading Lyn’s review a few years ago.
Farewell to Priorsford and to O. Douglas – Barb wrote a good synopsis of this a few years ago.
What did you pick up this week?