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badge-4Library 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.

I have a truly terrifying number of books out from the library right now (though I do like being able to count things by the dozen) so here’s a sampling of some of the most interesting looking ones:

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What did you pick up this week?

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badge-4Library 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.

library-loot-1War Diaries, 1939 -1945 by Astrid Lindgren – have you ever known me to turn down a volume of wartime diaries?  No, no you have not.  The added appeal of these is, of course, that they are by the creator of Pippi Longstocking.  I haven’t read widely about what life was like in Sweden during the war so I’m very interested to get a new perspective.

Squirrel Pie by Elisabeth Luard – I first came across this a few months ago at my local bookstore and was intrigued but not enough to purchase it.  Library to the rescue!  Sounds like a wonderful cross of my two favourite topics: travel and food writing.

The Lost Art of Dress by Linda Przybyszewski – I saw this mentioned somewhere recently and then found it while browsing in the library last week.  Kismet!  It’s a fascinating-looking social history of 20th Century women’s fashion in American.
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My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl – freshly finished with Reichl’s excellent memoir Tender at the Bone, I’ve turned to this recent cookbook.  I checked it out a while back, shortly after it first came out, but never had a chance to try any of the recipes.  Hoping to remedy that this time.

Where the Peacocks Sing by Alison Singh Gee – my weakness for memoirs about cross-cultural romances continues.

Italian Neighbours by Tim Parks – I’m tired of winter and snow and work so a little literary escape to Italy sounds quite perfect right about now.

What did you pick up this week?