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.
My brother moved to Southern California this week, so forgive me for being a little late with this post. It was a hectic last few days of goodbyes and everyone pitching in to help him with last minute details. He starts veterinary school there next week and we are all very proud of him but I’m missing him already. It was so nice to be living in the same city for the last couple of years.
Now that he’s off and on his way, I’ve got some time to focus on all the things I should have been doing this week: like sharing my Library Loot with you!
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay – I finally, after checking this out from the library more times than I can count, read this and, of course, it was wonderful.
Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz – Zarqa Nawaz has always straddled two cultures. She’s just as likely to be agonizing over which sparkly earrings will “pimp out” her hijab as to be flirting with the Walmart meat manager in a futile attempt to secure halal chicken the day before Eid. Little Mosque on the Prairie brought Zarqa’s own laugh-out-loud take on her everyday culture clash to viewers around the world. And now, in Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, she tells the sometimes absurd, sometimes challenging, always funny stories of being Zarqa in a western society.
Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay – I’m working my way through GGK’s books and am almost done – his two “The Sarantine Mosaic” books, of which this is the first, are the only ones I have left.
The Mighty Dead by Adam Nicolson – I love Adam Nicolson’s books and despite only having a passing acquaintance with Homer am really looking forward to reading this.
What did you pick up this week?