Sunday, December 04, 2011

Library Loot: First Trip in December

New Loot:

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester
In A Dark Wood Wandering by Hella S. Haasse
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Death by Dickens edited by Anne Perry
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Blackout by Connie Willis
All Clear by Connie Willis
The Project by Brian Falkner
The Jewel and the Key by Louise Spiegler
The Road to Jerusalem by Jan Guillou, translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray
A Tournament of Murders by P.C. Doherty
How To Save A Life by Sara Zarr
Three Men In A Boat To Say Nothing of the Dog by Jerome K. Jerome
How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
Daily Life in Medieval Europe by Jeffrey L. Singman
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, translated and adapted by Peter Ackroyd
Charles Dickens A Life by Claire Tomalin
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
The Queen's Man by Sharon Kay Penman
The Humming of Numbers by Joni Sensel
The Nun's Tale by Candace Robb
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl
The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer


Leftover Loot:

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
A Christmas Carol and Other Stories by Charles Dickens
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
The Eerie Adventures of the Lycantrope Robinson Crusoe
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Life and Times of Charles Dickens by Peter Ackroyd

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.    

© 2011 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

3 comments:

Mozette 7:33 PM  

Wow! That's a lot of books! I haven't been to a library since around March... but you see I have so many books on my Mt Everest TBR, that I'm not allowing myself to venture anywhere near one until I get through some of my 1,000+ collection in the next couple of years... well, that is *if* I get through some of this collection and it stops growing! :P

BRENT 8:04 PM  

Claire Tomalin's bio of Dickens should be a fine read. I read her bio on Samuel Pepys and it was excellent so I'd expect this one to be just the same.
Robinson Crusoe is excellent even though written in the 18th century prose and a bit laborious in its use of language. But the story itself is superb.
I didn't like Hornblower for all it's reputation!

Marg 12:30 AM  

Someone has a lot of Connie Willis in their future!

Enjoy your loot!

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