Sunday, December 20, 2009

Library Loot: Last Part of December(ish)


I honestly *don't* know how all these books fit into one canvas bag. (Into two and it would be easy.) It's a bit too early to call it a Christmas miracle. But, I was surprised and pleased all at the same time. What would be more surprising (and I think you'll agree) is if I read them all. By their due date. I don't think so either.

  • Ignatius Macfarland Frequenaut by Paul Feig
  • Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
  • The Book of Samuel by Erik Raschke
  • Mirrorscape by Mike Wilks
  • The DoppelGanger: The First Escape by G.P. Taylor
  • The Blackstone Key by Rose Melikan
  • The Counterfeit Guest by Rose Melikan
  • The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans
  • The Gift by Richard Paul Evans
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
  • Our Lady of the Night by Mayra Santos-Febres
  • The Island At The End of the World by Sam Taylor
  • Ice Land by Betsy Tobin
  • The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy, with help by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Marg 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!


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5 comments:

Melissa 9:35 PM  

Wow! Great selection of books. If you can read all those by due date, I would bow down to your greatness..LOL!

I have The Christmas List too, from the library. Haven't got to it, and I think it's due Tuesday.

Probably wont get to it.

Have a great week.

Becky 9:37 PM  

I hope you have a great week, Melissa. And thanks for visiting!

I *don't* think I can read all those either :) I don't know why I try to do so much all at once. I don't even try to fight it anymore!

Henry Lawson Books 2:10 AM  

Some wonderful reviews, keep up the good work.

Anonymous,  2:21 AM  

Well, the more you pick up, the more you have to choose from, after all...

Should I be encouraging you? Probably not, but then, you know me... :) L.

Anastasia 10:51 PM  

Oh, I have a hard enough time reading my library books by their due dates and my campus library lets me check a book out for 3 months! And the renewals are another month. And yet I still have a pile of 20+ books. I think it's just because I can't help but stockpile, so I intake as much as I, er, output? (Outtake? What's the word I want? Darn.)

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