Saturday, April 09, 2011

Library Loot: Second Trip in April

New Loot:

Historical Romances: The Prince & The Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
The Lumby Lines by Gail Fraser
Stealing Lumby by Gail Fraser
Futures Imperfect: Three Short Novels by Connie Willis
Pgymalion: A Romance in Five Acts by Bernard Shaw
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain
Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Sharp North by Patrick Cave
Evvy's Civil War by Miriam Brenaman
The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson
The Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer
Forever Erma: Best Loved Writing From America's Favorite Humorist by Erma Bombeck

Leftover Loot:

Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Drowned Ammet by Diana Wynne Jones
Cart and Cwidder by Diana Wynne Jones
Crown of Dalemark by Diana Wynne Jones
1984 by George Orwell
Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary
Otis Spofford by Beverly Cleary
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew From Fox Hunting to Whist: The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth Century England by Daniel Pool
The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales 

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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1 comments:

Chinoiseries 10:24 AM  

My goodness, how many books are you allowed to borrow from your library? :D Seems like you've got quite a (nice) pile!

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