Saturday, August 20, 2011

Library Loot: Second Trip in August

New Loot:

Lighthouse by Eugenia Price
The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Frankenstein the 1818 text by Mary Shelley
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Emma by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
Claudius the god and his wife Messalina by Robert Graves
Travels with my aunt by Graham Greene
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
False colours by Georgette Heyer
Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer
Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer
The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer
The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side by Agatha Christie
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
The Attenbury Emeralds by Jill Paton Walsh

Leftover Loot:

Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Human.4 Mike A. Lancaster 
Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr by Nancy Isenberg
Wet Magic by E. Nesbit


 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:

Ondrej from Buy Kindle 4:48 AM  

Make sure to read Christie's books if you're at least little bit interested in detective stories, most of her books are exquisite.

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