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!
Sorry for disappearing like that. Again! I’m starting to really dislike using the computer since I spend hours every day at it writing my paper. I might just go back to writing reviews on notepad and then quickly type them up. But I did check out a load of books. I know I’m very unlikely to read them all in the next 3 weeks, but I do love having plenty to choose from 🙂
The Ladies’ Paradise (Émile Zola)
This novel basically covers exactly what I’m writing my paper about, so I’m calling it research!
Women, Crime, and Custody in Victorian England (Lucia Zedner)
Same reason, and since this one’s not a novel, people actually believe me 😀
Victorian Heroines (Kimberley Reynoldts and Nicola Humble)
Couldn’t resist, tags in a library catalogue are dangerous!
Armadale (Wilkie Collins)
I’ve been wanting to read more Collis for ages and the library actually provided me with a copy with a normal print size!
The Odd Women (George Gissing)
I’ve been hearing great things about this one, and I haven’t read any Gissing yet.
The Children (Edith Wharton)
I didn’t even know Wharton had written a novel called The Children, apparently it’s a later one I’m intrigued.
Cakes and Ale (Somerset Maugham)
Wanted to have some cozies around, it’s carnival around here and that usually means horrible weather!
The Way Things Are (E. M. Delafield)
The only Delafield the library had, please someone tell me it’s cosy reading!
Travel with my Aunt (Graham Greene)
I read an excerpt of this somewhere and loved it so bonus points to the library for having this one.
The Jeeves Omnibus Vol. 1 (P.G. Wodehouse)
The cherry on top of a great loot 🙂 Have successfully infected my parents with the Jeeves and Wooster (the tv adaptation) mania, and that reminded me that I was due some Wodehouse (I’m trying to pace myself with his works).
The Making of a Muckraker (Jessica Mitford)
The uni library here isn’t too great, but there are some amazing surprises.
Body Parts: Essays on Life-writing (Hermione Lee)
I’ve been wanting to read more essays, and I’m pretty sure I’ll love Lee’s insights into life-writing.
I might need to get a cart like Mathilda to get this load back to the library. What did you loot from the library?