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badge-4Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading 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.

Belonging by Nora Krug – a visual memoir of Krug’s quest to make peace with her country’s history – and her own German identity – by learning more about her family’s history.

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell – I’ve loved many of O’Farrell’s novels and am very intrigued by this memoir about her bizarrely numerous near-death experiences.

Imogen by Jilly Cooper – I’m an erratic listener when it comes to the Backlisted podcast (I find the hosts irritating but the books and guests interesting) but I did catch the recent episode on Imogen by Jilly Cooper. It sounded light and silly and, having breezed through it as soon as the hold came through, I can confirm it is both those things (in a pleasant enough way).

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Happy (33rd) birthday to me!  As usual, I am celebrating by sharing my five favourite libraries from the last year of “Library Lust” posts.  Enjoy!

Wormington Grange (photo credit: Hugo Rittson-Thomas)

credit: Town and Country

credit: Bruce Wilkin Design

via House and Home

For more stunning libraries, check out past birthday editions from 2018201720162015201420132012, and 2011.

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badge-4Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading 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 glorious spring has turned to winter here.  There is snow everywhere and I hate every single flake of it.  But, on the plus side, there are plenty of books to keep me entertained when I am not fixating on how much I hate snow.

Something Wonderful by Todd S. Purdum – A thoroughly entertaining look at the partnership of Rodgers and Hammerstein.  I adore musicals so sped through this as soon as I picked it up.

A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr – A classic I’ve yet to read.

The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice – I recently discovered the very wonderful Sentimental Garbage podcast, the first episode of which is devoted to this novel.  My own copy is in storage so, desperate to reread it, I turned to the library.

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badge-4Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading 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.

Sharlene has the Mr. Linky this week.

Two VERY exciting books for me this week:

The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal – When I picked up The Calculating Stars last week, I wasn’t sure how it would go given my mixed feelings towards Kowal’s previous books.  By the time I was a third of the way through it, I was hooked and racing to place a library hold on this sequel.  Kowal has created such a fascinating world, with the exploration of space completely reimagined in the wake of a meteorite hit in the early 1950s that speeds up global warming and forces humankind to look for ways to colonize space as the planet becomes uninhabitable. I am so excited to read more.  (Book Depository)

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – IT’S HERE!!!  Originally scheduled to be released last August, I feel like I’ve been waiting ages and ages for this final book in Arden’s Winternight trilogy.  The first book, The Bear and the Nightingale, was one of my favourite reads of 2017 and I sped through the second book, The Girl in the Tower, early last year.  I can’t wait to see how Arden concludes the series. (Book Depository)

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