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! Marg has the Mr Linky this week!
Here’s what I got from the library his week. Pretty sure I won’t get through it anytime soon, but I like having piles of books to choose from.
Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1880 to the Present (Lisa Appignanesi)
The treatment of women in psychiatry is such a fascinating topic. I loved Showalter’s The Female Malady and after reading The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox I put this one on my tbr list. Also, it’s published by Virago and I want to read it for Virago Reading Week.
The Penelopiad (Margaret Atwood)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
One can’t reread Christie mysteries too often, and this one is brilliant. I also get to write a short paper on it, so it’s all for research 😉
Ruth (Elizabeth Gaskell)
I’ve been wanting to try Gaskell for a while and my uni library has a great paperback copy with huge print (I’m sure my eyes will be pleased to get a break from squinting at tiny Penguin print).
The Spy (James Fenimore Cooper)
Not a huge Cooper fan, but I have to read this one for uni. Please someone tell me it’s a great read!
The Magic Toyshop (Angela Carter)
Can’t believe I still haven’t read anything by Angela Carter, but Virago Reading Week is a good reason to start.
One Good Turn (Kate Atkinson)
I was pretty impressed by Atkinson’s first Brodie book, Case Histories, so I was excited to see that my library had acquired the second one.
Adèle Blanc-Sec 4: Momies en Folie (Jaques Tardi)
Love the Adèle comics, and this one was fun as usual.
Skulduggery Pleasant (Derek Landy)
I’m currently reading this one, and it’s lots of fun in a super weird. Thought I’d try more YA and fantasy literature this year.
What did you loot from the library?