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.
Ten Years in the Tub by Nick Hornby – I’ve never really ‘clicked’ with Hornby but his columns about his reading are the closest I have ever come to really liking him (that said, I still have high hopes for Funny Girl). I got some good recommendations from More Baths, Less Talking and hope to finish this collection with many more.
Elizabeth Gaskell: A Portrait in Letters – I’ve been meaning to read this ever since I read Jenny Uglow’s excellent Gaskell biography and discovered what an excellent letter-writer she was.
I Was A Stranger by John Hackett – very much looking forward to this memoir (reprinted by Slightly Foxed not that long ago)
The War That Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan
The House by the Dvina by Eugenie Fraser
Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay
What did you pick up this week?