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.
Lots of books (and audiobooks) on the go here!
The Ugly One by Hermione Ranfurly – childhood memoir by Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly. I can’t decide if I’m reading this in or out of order. Covering the years 1913 to 1939, it was published four years after Ranfurly’s wartime memoir, To War with Whitaker (which was recently reprinted by Bello). Either way, I’m excited to read it (and, eventually, To War with Whitaker, too).
Switzerland for Beginners by George Mikes – Mikes made a career of writing humourous books about different countries. As I am always up for this sort of book (humourous and offensive generalizations about national characteristics are one of my favourite things), I couldn’t resist ordering this by ILL. It’s sure to get me even more excited than I already am about my upcoming trip to Switzerland in August.
Mothering Sunday by Noel Streatfeild – why not? I know nothing about this one.
Love Lessons by Joan Wyndham – After years of seeing Jenny zealously trying to convince other bloggers to read this, I’ve finally picked it up.
Swiss Sonata by Gwethalyn Graham – Having adored Graham’s second novel, Earth and High Heaven, when I read it in 2011, I’d been looking forward to reading this, her first book. I read it immediately after picking it up from the library and, despite the promising Swiss setting, was deeply unimpressed.
Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan – A memoir in which the author looks back on how her experiences as a twenty-something working in Australia as a nanny for two motherless children changed the way she viewed her own mother. Perfect blend of humour and, by the end, tears.
In Search of Paradise by Penelope Hobhouse
London Sketchbook by Marcus Binney, illustrated by Graham Byfield
Private Gardens of London by Arabella Lennox-Boyd
Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope (BBC Dramatization) – so, so good. Hattie Morahan is wonderful as Margaret Mackenzie.
Which Brings Me to You by Steve Almond and Julianna Baggott
Camilla by Madeleine L’Engle
What did you pick up this week?