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.
Garden People: The Photographs of Valerie Finnis by Ursula Buchan – I finished The Virago Book of Women Gardeners over the weekend, after dipping in and out of it over the last few weeks. I am now solidly in a gardening frame of mind. As there is only so much physical gardening I can do (most of the garden is overrun with tulips not quite done showing themselves off), I am turning instead to books. I love this book and reread it frequently, delighting in all of the gardeners – and gardens – Finnis captured with her camera.
Maria Theresa by Edward Crankshaw – a biography of my favourite Hapsburg.
Jane’s Parlour by O. Douglas – after just about throwing The Day of Small Things across the room when I finished reading it (I’m still waiting for my blood pressure to come down so I can review it), this was a lovely return to the calm, pleasant sort of book I think of when I think about O. Douglas.
What did you pick up this week?