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Library Loot - Apr 16th 2010

I haven’t done a Library Loot post in a really long time.  I moved and then it took me a couple weeks to find time to join the library, plus I haven’t been reading as much so a little part of me wondered whether I should stick to my own books for now.

Of course that didn’t happen; I am now a proud member of my latest library with a good number of books checked out.  We actually plan on joining another library system nearby (I know, it’s an addiction) because they have a greater selection, but we’ll have to go on the weekend and we’ve only spent one weekend here so far and aren’t likely to stay for a couple more.

So!  I bring you what I have taken out so far:

  • Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld – I’ve been wanting to read this since it came out, and I actually already have but neglected to review it.  I will probably include it on a mini-review post soon.
  • Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher – Random Read-a-Thon selection.  Again, no review; it was okay.
  • Edith Wharton, Hermione Lee – I am still in the middle of her Virginia Woolf but I knew I wanted to read this one next, so I went and got it out.  I love Edith Wharton; I know I may find some unpleasant truths in her biography but I’m willing to take that chance.
  • Rumours, Anna Godbersen – I wasn’t totally in love with The Luxe but I really need some relaxing YA.  Plus my library has all of this series, so I might actually be able to read it all.
  • Dreams from My Father, Barack Obama – I’ve been wanting to read this for a long time.
  • My Name is Red, Orhan Pamuk – I thought this sounded awesome.  It’s set in 16th century Istanbul and billed as a thrilling murder mystery with meditations on love, artistic devotion, and tensions between the East and West.  And I’m sure I’ve seen positive reviews somewhere.
  • Then We Came to the End, Joshua Ferris – Another wishlist book.
  • Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell – I’ve been wanting to read this one for a long time too.  My mom also just let me know that David Mitchell’s new one has arrived to their address for me, so I decided I should read this first.
  • The Boy Who Loved Books, John Sutherland – How could I not want to read a book about a boy whose life was saved by books twice?  This is a memoir and I hope it’s as good as it sounds.
  • Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Jen Mah – I tend to browse the Chinese history section each time I go in and this just caught my eye.
  • Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson – I’ve been wanting to read another of her books since Speak and this is the one they had in!

Sorry for the lack of pictures/links – I’ve meant to post this since Monday but can’t sustain the energy to do more than write it out.  You don’t want to know how many reviews I have waiting to be written, either.  I’m definitely still adjusting to this work thing even though it’s been a month.  I’m not complaining, this is what I wanted, but I still find it hard to believe I have to go there every day!  On the bright side, I have managed to start commenting a little on breaks – I just need to figure out how to work in writing for my own blog.  I decided a post without links and pictures was better than no post at all.

Thanks as always to the fantastic Eva and Marg for hosting this meme!


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