Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Library Loot: Fourth Trip in November

New Loot:

Mississippi Writings by Mark Twain (collection of novels)
The Gilded Age and Later Novels by Mark Twain (collection of novels)
Historical Romances by Mark Twain (collection of novels)
The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The Eerie Adventures of the Lycantrope Robinson Crusoe
The Time Quake by Linda Buckley Archer
We Love You, Strawberry Shortcake by Sierra Harimann
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Life and Times of Charles Dickens by Peter Ackroyd
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Leftover Loot:

Until the Dawn's Light by Aharon Appelfeld; translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green
The Time Thief by Linda Buckley-Archer
All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen
The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma; translated by Nick Caistor
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
Johnny Swanson by Eleanor Updale
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Here There Be Dragons by James A. Owen
Love Poems and Sonnets of William Shakespeare
The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley
Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Mary Poppins Opens the Door by P.L. Travers
Mary Poppins in the Park by P.L. Travers
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol and Other Stories by Charles Dickens


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:

Marg 12:49 AM  

Hope you enjoy your loot!

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