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.
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine – a somewhat disappointing retelling of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” set in prohibition-era New York. It’s readable but lacks the nuance and moral complexity that I want from this sort of book.
The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane – I’ve started this a few times and, reading the first fifty-or-so pages over the weekend, was completely swept away by the beauty of Macfarlane’s writing about human footpaths and why we walk them.
Delancey by Molly Wizenberg – Molly runs the highly successful food blog Orangette and I read and enjoyed her first book, A Homemade Life, back in my early blogging days. I still regularly use a number of her recipes. This, her second book, is focused on what happened when her husband decided he wanted to open a restaurant.
The House by the Dvina: A Russian Childhood by Eugenie Fraser – My favourite new blog reader, Beth, got in touch with me recently by email to offer up some reading suggestions. Now, first of all, I love when any reader gets in touch with me but Beth sent such thoughtful, varied suggestions that her emails were truly highlights of my days. This was one of her recommendations and, after having it on my TBR list for years, her email spurred me to finally check it out. Thank you, Beth!
Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod – Woman moves to Paris, woman falls in love, woman writes book. And I will always, always, always read any book that follows that formula. I may not always finish them, but I have high hopes for this one.
A Garden in Lucca by Paul Gervais – I’m feeling quite cosmopolitan with my book choices today: two from the US, one from (mostly) the UK, another in Russia, one in Paris, and finally this gardening memoir, set in Tuscany.
What did you pick up this week?