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.
Slim pickings this week, mostly because I’m still wading through The Romanovs. It continues to be a bit overwhelming so I am breaking it up with I Was a Stranger by John Hackett, which is so full of love and kindness that it quite balances out all the mutilations and assassinations.
Last Curtsey by Fiona MacCarthy – a look at the English debutante season of 1958, the last season before the court presentation custom was abolished.
The Dancehall Years by Joan Haggerty – very excited to read this well-reviewed locally-set novel, tracing four families for several decades, starting during the Depression.
Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freeman – as I mentioned last week, I am considering this for the upcoming 1947 Club.
By far my favourite thing I picked up at the library this week is the DVD of “Fortunes of War”. I have vague memories of watching it (or parts of it?) a decade ago, when it acted as a very effective distraction during exam season at university. Now I can enjoy it at my leisure and am having a wonderful time. It is making me feel slightly shameful that I still haven’t read Olivia Manning’s books, though.
What did you pick up this week?