Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg and Claire 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 did consider not going to the library yesterday, but I really wanted to get some travel guides and now I’m glad that I did because Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand was finally not checked out! And because I have the house to myself this afternoon, I’m going try to make symmetrical petit fours (though I guess I should make that a lifelong challenge) and read Major Pettigrew. I might also start purring with delight! 🙂
Here’s this week’s loot:
Die Mittagsfrau/ The Blind Side of the Heart (Julia Franck)
You might wonder from reading German literature whether time stopped after the fall of the Berlin wall because German writers seem to write about only two topics, WWII and the fall of the wall. This one spans the time from WWI to WWII, but is mostly about one woman’s life and psyche. I hope it’s as good as it’s made out to be, you never know with hype.
Als der Zirkus kam (Wlodzimierz Odojewski)
I have no idea whether this has been translated into English, it certainly should be as Odojewski is one of the most important modern Polish writers. In this novel, he tells the story of adolescent Marek against the backdrop of the war.
Major Pettigrew’ s Last Stand (Helen Simonson)
I think everyone but me has read this one, I can’t wait to curl up with this one.
And finally two travel guides, the reason why I went to the library in the first place. I’m going to spend a weekend there next month and have never been to Denmark before, so I want to be prepared. Any suggestions what I have to see?
What did you loot from the library this week?