Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader 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!
Marg has the Mr. Linky this week!
Since I’m home at my parents this month, I have to make do with the small-town library. But I did manage to find some great books, even if many of them are in German (which I realize is something I shouldn’t hold against a German library 😀 ). And no, I will definitely not be able to read all of those this month, but I like the pile next to my bed.
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (Maggie O’Farrell)
I’ve heard only great things about this book so of course I couldn’t resist when I saw it at the library.
A Life Like Other People’s (Alan Bennett)
Like most people I loved The Uncommon Reader, and then I read Bennet’s The Clothes they Stood up in & The Lady in the Van and knew I wanted to read everything else he had written, too. This book then is Bennett’s memoir.
Generation X (Donald Coupland)
I’m probably the only one who hasn’t read this yet.
The Easter Parade (Richard Yates)
I’m reading this one at the moment, and it’s fantastic. Yates can do no wrong.
Little Face (Sophie Hannah)
Literary crime, literary thriller, I like it! This is the first book in Hannah’s series around the police officers Charlie and Simon. I read a later book in the series first, and now think that if you enjoy one, you’ll like the others. They seem to be pretty similar.
The Raw Shark Texts (Steven Hall)
This is the third time I’ve checked this out, hopefully no one will request it before I’m through with it, argh!
Mao II (Don DeLillo)
DeLillo’s written so many books, I’m determined to like one of them!
Musicophilia (Oliver Sacks)
Can’t wait to find out what Sacks makes of music and the brain, it’s probably going to be awesome. Though I’d love to get hold of his work on migraine.
This is Your Brain on Music (Daniel Levitin)
More on music, I adore the title! And there is a quote by Sacks on the cover 🙂
The Perfect Crime (Jean Baudrillard)
Yup, this is the nerdy loot. It’ll probably take me 30 minutes to read the first page, and then some research to find out what it means 😉
Symbolic Exchange and Death (Jean Baudrillard)
I thought with two of Baudrillard’s work, I am bound to find one more accessible.
Culture and Imperialism (Edward W. Said)
I’ve only reads some excerpts here and there by Said, I want to step it up to some chapters. I wish Orientalism hadn’t been checked out though.
What did you recently loot from the library?