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 Night Stages by Jane Urquhart – I spent a lunch hour last week browsing at a local bookstore and Urquhart’s newest book was front and centre when you came in. It sounds very intriguing.
A Small Death in the Great Glen and A Double Death on the Black Isle by A.D. Scott – me! Reading mystery novels! Will wonders never cease? These are the first two books in Scott’s “Highland Gazette” series, set in 1950s Scotland. I read A Small Death in the Great Glen last week (excellent reading for when you are up sick with a cold at 4am in the morning) and am quite looking forward to reading on. It’s not often I say that of mystery books.
Vinyl Cafe Turns the Page by Stuart McLean – the newest collection of stories from McLean’s popular radio program.
A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff – Another discovery from last week’s lunch hour bookstore browse (yes, I am one of those people who wanders around bookstores taking notes, buys nothing, and then rushes to the library catalogue to place holds. It works). This is the story of a guy who had a quarter-life crisis and reacted by quitting his job in NYC and moving to a small island in Micronesia. As you do.
Okay, bad things have happened since I read Bath Tangle last week. I’ve remember how much I love Georgette Heyer, which has inevitably lead to a binge. I’m reading Venetia right now but, recognizing that I cannot be reading all the time, I’ve also borrowed audiobooks so I won’t have to go without Heyer during my non-reading hours. Healthy.
The Grand Sophy read by Sarah Woodward
The Convenient Marriage read by Richard Armitage
Cotillion read by Clare Willie
What did you pick up this week?