Library Loot (#1)

Library Loot meme Library Loot is a weekly meme hosted by Eva and Marg that encourage bloggers to talk about what books they’ve gotten from their library during the week. Anyone can participate any time during the week, so feel free to write up your own post and link it using Eva’s (or Marg’s) Mr Linky!

I’ve gotten some good books this week, though I’ve read most of them already (whoops). As a (slightly) interesting aside, my library takes all the jackets off the hardcovers, and so a lot of the ones below are new to me. Considering how much importance I place on a book’s cover as to whether or not I’ll actually read the book, not having seen the covers before now is probably a good thing.

Format totally stolen from Eva.
King Dork Andromeda Klein - HB Uninvited
King Dork by Frank Portman. Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman (review). The Uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones (currently reading).

Charioteer Faerie Wars A Curse Dark as Gold
The Charioteer by Mary Renault. Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan. A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce.

Feathers House You Pass Pigeon Post
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson (why does it say “by the author of Feathers” on the cover of Feathers? Uh, no shit?). The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson. Pigeon Post by Arthur Ransome.

Secret Water We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea
Secret Water by Arthur Ransome (sounds vaguely like a thriller, but it’s not). We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome.

Three of these were gotten because I’d read some really good blog reviews of them lately (the Renault and two Woodson novels), one I deliberately got because I’d read another book by the author (King Dork) that I found on the new books shelf (Andromeda Klein), three arrived through inter-library loan (the Ransomes), and the others I found browsing through the stacks. I brought eight of them home today and was so overwhelmed I didn’t know where to start! I love having choices, but sometimes it’s too much. (Only slightly joking, here.)

(I ended up picking The Uninvited.)

What did you get from the library this week?

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    1. Nope, I haven’t read any of her books before, though of course I have heard of her Alexander the Great ones. I’m really looking forward to reading The Charioteer (and then maybe an Alexander?). 😀 We can talk about it after I’ve finished it, if you want!

  1. I always find it fascinating how many different format-approaches there are to LL! 🙂 Love the cover of Andromeda Klein. I read Feathers earlier this year and really liked it, and I have The House You Pass on the Way right now.

    1. I think I must have seen The House You Pass on the Way (and Feathers) in one of your posts and then decided to get it myself. I’m reading Feathers right now and it’s wonderful, so thanks for that. 😀

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