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.
My library visit this week was a bit of a mixed bag. I couldn’t find the books that I actually set out to get (The spy who came in from the cold by John le Carré, some Neil Gaiman, a little Graham Greene). Nada none…these books have been published ages ago, and it’s a shame when they are still so hard to find :(.
Anyway, here are the books that I did get:
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – I haven’t given in to the hype over this series. Till now, that is. I am not so very fond of historical romances, and I am not so sure about the Scottish setting, but from all accounts this series is very entertaining, so let’s see how I feel about this book. It’s such a fat one though, I am quite intimidated just looking at it.
- Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder – It’s supposedly philosophy-lite, and I will probably either love it or hate it totally. I am not very into philosophy, but when it’s packaged in an enjoyable way, it can be lovely to read. Here’s hoping I love this one.
- Predator by Patricia Cornwell is a bit of a meh pick. I have gone off the later books in the series, and the reviews for this one are mixed, but I was in a hurry and couldn’t find anything better, and so I picked this.
- The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling – I don’t feel I can ignore this book any longer. It’s the one book that is always available in the library, and I have always snubbed it and picked up something else. But, like I said, it was slim pickings this time in the library, and so this book also came home with me. Also, isn’t the cover really ugly? What were they thinking? Surely budget couldn’t have been an issue.
Anyway, these are the books I have brought home with me this week. When you add that to the pile of books that I got for review last week, and the ones that I am expecting to receive shortly…I have no issues keeping myself occupied for the next two months. Now to actually find the time to read these books. Sigh!