Saturday, January 17, 2009

Library Loot

Eva, at A Striped Armchair, came up with the idea of Library Loot, a place to tell about the treasures you brought home from your public library in the last week. I think it's a fabulous idea to share titles, new or old, that you found on the library shelves.

I only brought one home this week, because I was trying to finish books before I saw the authors this weekend. I brought home a nonfiction title, recommended by another library staff member when she booktalked it at our brown bag luncheon. I just started Cheryl Jarvis' The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment that Transformed Their Lives (Ballantine Books, 2008). It's the story of thirteen women who bought a diamond necklace together, and what happened. From what I understand, this is a story of a group of women with very little in common, and the possibilities that necklace brought them. I'll be reviewing it in a few days.

Only one book from the library this week. What library loot did you bring home?

16 comments:

Jen said...

Well, I didn't bring it home THIS week, but I'm listening to LAST CAR TO ELYSIAN FIELDS on audio book. I blogged the other day about the joy of experiencing Burke and Hammer. Simply wonderful. Then I did bring home just this week ON THE ROPES (Tom Schreck), which folks on DorothyL highly recommended. Looking forward to that one. And I also have THREE WEEKS TO SAY GOODBYE (C.J. Box). We'll see if I manage to finish them both before they have to be returned because I still have 200 pages left to read in THE REDBREAST (not from the library).

Corey Wilde said...

If I can get to them before I have to return them, I have Nick Stone's 'Mr. Clarinet,' 'Good People' by Marcus Sakey, and 'The Cruellest Month' by Louise Penny.

Lesa said...

And, wasn't Box's books one of the Edgar nominees, Jen? (grin) Haven't read any of them, but I have read some of Burke's books.

I love to see what people pick up at the library!

Lesa said...

Jim loved the Sakey book, Corey. And, of course, I loved The Cruelest Month. I'm a BIG Louise Penny fan!

Jen said...

;) Yes, Box is one of the nominees. I've only read one other book by him, not the nominated one. While I enjoyed it, no way I thought it was better than ENVY THE NIGHT or CHASING DARKNESS. And I haven't gotten to ANOTHER MAN'S MOCCASSINS, but Craig Johnson blows everyone out of the water with his books set out in Wyoming - IMHO, of course. :)

Sandra said...

I only got two from the library this week as I still have a half dozen left to read from last week. I have a copy of The Necklace and haven't read it yet. I'll watch for your comments on it.

Lesa said...

Well, I respect your humble opinion, Jen. Thanks!

Lesa said...

Sandra, I'm really enjoying The Necklace so far. I'm covering Donis Casey's release party for The Sky Took Him on tomorrow's blog, and a review of Louise Penny's A Rule Against Murder on Monday, so The Necklace review will probably be Tuesday.

Les said...

I haven't been to the library in a couple of weeks, but I have Woof! Writers on Dogs in my stacks, as well as Elizabeth Berg's The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted. I just finished (my own copy) of Tana French's In the Woods and LOVED it, so I think I'll have to head to the library tomorrow and get a copy of The Likeness. I'm not quite ready to leave these characters!

Lesa said...

Hit the library tomorrow, Les. They'll probably be closed on Monday, like we are.

wisteria said...

Hi Lesa...I just read about the Library Loot idea. I think it's great. I'll have to get involved as well. So, I didn't participate, but I hope to report next week on a find or two.
My problem is, I might have to renew a few times. There are too many ahead of any new ones I get. LOL
Have fun watching the inaugural events.
Wisteria
Bookworm's Dinner

Lesa said...

I totally agree with you, Wisteria. Unfortunately, the treasures in my closet are the reason there isn't more library loot.

Oh, the inaugural events. I watched the concert twice, and just cried over This Land is Your Land. I lived in D.C. for a year, and loved it there. The crowds on the Mall, the monuments, the possibilities. Everything that concert symbolized. Jim & I are giving blood tomorrow for the Day of Service, and I took Tuesday off to watch the Inauguration. Oh, I'll enjoy.

Margie said...

My local library has just reopened after 2 months in a new location, and it's much bigger and better--love it! One thing that's new is the 7-day checkout of brand new books (I think you can renew once for another week). Last week I used this short-term checkout to read Kate Atkinson's When Will There Be Good News, and this week I'm tackling Dick and Felix Francis's Silks (not to mention the other books I have out).I think this is a great idea!

Lesa said...

First, Margie, it's just wonderful that your library reopened! And, it's terrific that you found the new books. We have that in our system. They're called Weekly Readers for us. Great idea, isn't it?

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Lesa said...

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