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.
Shepard’s War compiled by James Campbell – A collection of E.H. Shepard’s (largely previously unpublished) sketches and writing from the First World War. I read and enjoyed Shephard’s memoirs, Drawn from Memory and Drawn from Life, but they only cover his life up until 1904, with vague mentions of his experiences in later life. Really looking forward to enjoying more of his work and getting an insight into these troubling years.
As Far As You’ll Take Me by Lorna Whishaw – A few years ago, Barb at Leaves & Pages read this 1950s travel memoir about a woman’s adventures hitch-hiking from Southern BC to Alaska and I’ve been intrigued by it ever since.
A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler – a well-reviewed translation of a much-praised Austrian novel.
A Winter Away by Elizabeth Fair – Scott at Furrowed Middlebrow listed this as one of his favourite books of 2015. Crucially, he compared Elizabeth Fair to Angela Thirkell. Obviously, that was enough to interest me and my inter-library loan system was able to supply a copy.
Quite a Good Time to be Born by David Lodge – Lodge’s memoir of the first forty years of his life.
What did you pick up this week?