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.
Falling in Honey by Jennifer Barclay – an “I ran away from my boring life to a place full of sunshine and romantic-looking people who know how to enjoy life unlike my repressed fellow Brits” book. Which is to say, my favourite sort.
O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King – have seen a number of reviews lately for various books in King’s Mary Russell series and felt the urge to revisit an old favourite (my copy is in storage, hence the library). This isn’t the cover I have but it is too pretty to resist showing off (as are all the covers for the Allison & Busby editions).
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri, translated by Ann Goldstein – Lahiri’s reflections on learning Italian.
Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller – a group biography of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon, looking at how their lives and careers reflected and influenced their generation.
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth – A historical novel about fairy tales, featuring the Brothers Grimm and a fraught romance? It ticks too many boxes not to appeal to me.
The Just City by Jo Walton – really looking forward to this.
What I’ve really been craving the last few days is lots of Jennifer Crusie. One of my spring holiday traditions is listening to Crusie’s books on my morning walks and, after listening with delight to The Cinderella Deal (for the umpteenth time), all I’ve wanted to do is reread her books. I’ve already sped through Manhunting (a perfect choice for my flight home) and Crazy for You and am smiling my way through Charlie All Night right now. I still have Strange Bedpersons, Welcome to Temptation, and, the cream of the crop, Bet Me at the ready. If they last through the weekend I’ll be shocked. The audiobook of Maybe This Time, which is cheering up my lunch hour walks, might last a little longer.
What did you pick up this week?