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.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik – after months of anticipation, it finally came! Can’t wait to get started on this (and am rather shocked that I haven’t yet, to be honest).
The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport – a few years back Rappaport wrote an absolutely marvellous book about Queen Victoria’s reaction to Prince Albert’s death and it more than convinced me that I should try anything she writes.
John A by Richard Gwyn – I spent four years in Kingston, aka the town where every second building is required to have a plaque in honour of Sir John A. MacDonald (the first Prime Minister of Canada). Anywhere he lived or worked or drank has a plaque. Want to know where his sister lived? There’s a plaque for that, too. There are also, inevitably, statues. These plaques led to Sir John A burnout quickly so, when it came out while I was still living in Kingston, I was not particularly eager to read this much praised biography of MacDonald’s early years. Now, having had a few years to recover, my former fondness for Sir John A has returned and I’m looking forward to reading this.
What did you pick up this week?