Here’s my library loot (the fun one) for this week:
The City & The City (China Miéville)
This has never not been checked put from the library, I was beginning to think the library catalogue was lying to me. But lo and behold it looks like it’s finally my turn!
Lost (Gregory Maguire)
I loved Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and Wicked, but was too devastated by the ending of the latter to read more of his works. I thought I might just be about ready to forgive Maguire (and Baum) and try Lost. Also, couldn’t resist the cover.
Little Hands Clapping (Dan Rhodes)
I simply can’t resist “morbidly funny” and “disturbing and delightful”, blurbs don’t you dare toy with me! But then I’m the idiot who falls for every supposed “black comedy”.
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (G. W. Dahlquist)
I’ve been eyeing this one for ages but never actually read it, I thought it couldn’t possibly be as great as it sounded. I hope you’ll all tell me whether it’s worth trying, I don’t want to torture myself with this chunkster hoping it’ll get better.
Skippy Dies (Paul Murray)
I’m always reading everything at least a year after everyone else. I remember seeing it in London but wasn’t convinced enough to actually buy the book, so thank you library for acquiring a copy.
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing (Tarquin Hall)
I really enjoyed the first Vish Puri book and can always do with another mystery.
What did you loot from the library?