Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Library Loot: Fourth Trip in December

New Loot:

Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn  Mackler
The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
Hollow Crown by David Roberts
No Graves As Yet by Anne Perry
The Deception at Lyme by Carrie Bebris
Eifelheim by Michael Flynn
And the Soldiers Sang by J. Patrick Lewis and

Leftover Loot:

In A Dark Wood Wandering by Hella S. Haasse
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A Tournament of Murders by P.C. Doherty
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, translated and adapted by Peter Ackroyd
The Humming of Numbers by Joni Sensel
The Nun's Tale by Candace Robb
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
Alanna the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
Mistletoe and Murder by Carola Dunn
Styx and Stones by Carola Dunn
Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder
Veil of Lies: a Medieval Noir by Jeri Westerson
The Pemberley Chronicles #1 by  Rebecca Ann Collins
An Assembly Such As This by Pamela Aiden
Duty and Desire by Pamela Aiden
These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Farwalkers Quest by Joni Sensel
 
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

5 comments:

Bookish Hobbit 4:01 PM  

I could find several items of interest in all that loot!

Claire (The Captive Reader) 10:57 PM  

Such wonderful variety, as usual. Enjoy!

Book Dragon 5:21 AM  

that is an awful lot of library books! I'd never get that many read before I had to return them...I did see some nice books there ;)

I was wondering if you were going to do the A to Z challenges again

Becky 9:14 AM  

Book Dragon, let me think about it. I hadn't planned on hosting it in 2012. But. I hadn't really thought about it at all. I'll announce something if I do.

Ash 10:36 AM  

I'm not a big sci fi fan, but I have read everything Asimov ever wrote.

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