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!
I’m back at my place and so it’s back to my library which is had a good selection of English titles but I tried to restrain myself because I still want to stop by the uni library 🙂
Here’s what I looted:
Flowers for Mrs Harris (Paul Gallico)
This is the first in series of four books around the adventures of Mrs Harris, a London charlady. I’ve read this one and second book and they are sweet and delightful.
Birds of a Feather (Jaqueline Winspear)
I tried the first Maisie Dobbs book recently but found it a bit too sad and Maisie’s style of solving mysteries more than strange, but I thought I’d give it another try (yes I couldn’t resist the cover 🙂 ).
Trent’s Last Case (E.C. Bentley)
This is a pre-Golden Age mystery and influenced the later queens of crime. I put this on the tbr after reading Ana’s review, so it’s all her fault 😉
Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford- The Biography (Laura Thompson)
I loved Love in a Cold Climate and am still working through the huge tome of Nancy and Evelyn Waugh’s letters so I thought I’d throw her biography into the mix.
Hotel Iris (Yoko Ogawa)
I haven’t read much Japanese literature except for Banana Yoshimoto’s works and one Murakami, so after reading Jo’s review of this one I decided to broaden my horizon.
The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
This one is for the South Asian challenge which I completely forgot about and I signed up for seven books!
Jasmine (Bharati Mukherjee)
Also for that challenge.
Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
Re-looted, and hopefully I’ll get around to it this time. I love the combination of Atwood and dystopian fiction and I’m also reading this for the Canadian challenge. Obviously I suck at challenges because I completely forget about them!
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adéle Blanc-Sec: Vol.5, 8 (Jaques Tardi)
Comics isn’t my favorite medium but maybe I need some time to get used to it. Have you seen the film of this series? It’s huge fun and so I decided to try the comics. They follow the adventures of Adéle and are mostly set in Paris, pre-WWI.
Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
I’ve heard so many people praise this one graphic lit class last semester that I want to know what it’s all about.
Forever Summer (Nigella Lawson)
I’m back at my place and this means back to cooking instead of enjoying my mom’s food (sigh!).
What did you loot from the library this week?