Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Library Loot: Fourth Trip in September

New loot:

Rebels and Traitors by Lindsey Davis
17 Things I'm Not Allowed To Do Anymore by Jenny Offill, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
The Victory Club by Robin Lee Hatcher
Do I Know God? Finding Certainty in Life's Most Important Relationship by Tullian Tchividjian
Who Stole My Church? by Gordon MacDonald
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond
Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond
A Lady of Hidden Intent by Tracie Peterson
Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina by Robert Graves
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Look to the East by Maureen Lang

Leftover loot:

Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Unnatural Causes by P.D. James
Shroud for a Nightingale by P.D. James
In a Dark Wood Wandering by Hella S. Haasse
Grave Expectations by Sherri Browning Erwin and Charles Dickens
The Lifted Veil: The Book of Fantastic Literature by Women, 1800-World War II edited by A. Susan Williams
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories by M.R. James
The Haunted Doll's House and Other Ghost Stories by M.R. James
Frankenstein the 1818 text by Mary Shelley
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side by Agatha Christie

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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5 comments:

Christine 3:12 PM  

That's a lot of loot and re-loot! I think I'd feel too much pressure with that many books out a time. Not to mention have trouble keeping track of due dates.

Happy reading! :)

Cat 5:30 PM  

That is a load of loot! Must be hard to choose what to read next.

Book Worm Rebel 8:33 PM  

oh my goodness! SO MAY BOOKS! i like the sound of the chocolate chip cookie murder :D

Anna 8:00 AM  

Just wanted to let you know that Macmillan Audio is offering 3 audio books to participants in the War Through the Generations Civil War Challenge. Go here to enter!

thecaptivereader 1:42 PM  

Lots of great books to choose from, between your new and leftover loot. Enjoy!

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