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Library Loot: May 12th

library-lootI have been wanting to do a library loot post (hosted by Eva and Alessandra) for a really long time!  I’m a big fan of my local public library.  They don’t always have the best selection when it comes to new and upcoming books or YA (they don’t have ANY of Melissa Marr’s books or John Scalzi’s books or the rest of the Uglies series or even all of the Sookie Stackhouse series), but I can usually find plenty of exciting books.  I’m a grad student so I don’t have much money to spare, but I really like to bring new books home every so often.  The library is the perfect solution, especially because I don’t feel guilty if I stock up on the romance novels.  ;)

Here’s what I found today:


In case you can’t see the titles, those are from the top:

Silk, Alessandro Baricco
Love Walked In, Marisa de los Santos
Across the Nightingale Floor, Lian Hearn

I had a couple that I actually put back.  I’ve been tempted by The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory two weeks running now.  I know I’m not going to read it soon, but I want to at some point.  I also put down Hand of Isis by Jo Graham, mostly because it was long and I’m not really in the mood for a chunkster.  When I am, I have a few very large ARCs that need to go first.

Then, since I’ve never done one of these before, I thought I’d show you all how many books I already have. I just realized now that I also have a crochet book that’s not in this picture, but I’m not too enamored with it so that’s okay.

img_1239From the top:

Empress, Karen Miller
Uglies, Scott Westerfeld
Everything and the Moon, Julia Quinn
Simply Magic, Mary Balogh
Dead Witch Walking, Kim Harrison
When Will There Be Good News?, Kate Atkinson
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, Laurie Viera Rigler
Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue
The Road Home, Rose Tremain
Katherine Swynford, Alison Weir
The Tainted Relic, The Medieval Murderers is on its side there. I have a large print edition because that’s all the library had.

What should I read first? 

(Quick reminder: giveaway for Tea and Other Ayama Na Tales ends tomorrow!  You don’t want to miss this fabulous collection of short stories, especially when you might get it for free!)


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