Friday, October 29, 2010

Library Loot: Sixth Trip in October

New Loot:

Impossible Things by Connie Willis
The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen
A World of Love by Elizabeth Bowen
The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
Bellfield Hall by Anna Dean
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Naomi and Her Daughters by Walter Wangerin, Jr.
Frankenstein's Monster by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe
Dark Water by Laura McNeal
Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
The October Country by Ray Bradbury
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhon
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Spoils of Eden by Linda Lee Chaikin

Leftover Loot:

Michael Townsend's Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders.

A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories by Ray Bradbury
The Odyssey by Homer. Translated by Robert Fagles
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Good, The Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact On Us by Tanya Lee Stone
I Sing the Body Electric and Other Stories by Ray Bradbury
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Waiting for Odysseus by Clemence McLaren
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire 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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3 comments:

kaye 1:51 AM  

Great list of new books :) Nice ones

The Slowest Bookworm 5:08 AM  

You must have very good libraries where you live. Round here they kinda suck, but hey, you've got a great haul there. Enjoy!

Claire (The Captive Reader) 2:32 PM  

Amazing selection! Enjoy your loot!

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