Saturday, December 17, 2011

Library Loot: Third Trip in December

New Loot:

Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause by Mignon F. Ballard
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Hound Dog True by Linda Urban
Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances by Lenore Look
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder
Veil of Lies: a Medieval Noir by Jeri Westerson
Nine Men Dancing by Kate Sedley
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
A Mind to Murder by P.D. James
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
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffers and Annie Barrows.
The Farwalkers Quest by Joni Sensel
Eve by Anna Carey
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin


Leftover Loot:

All Our Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky translated from the French by Sandra Smith
Miss Dimple Disappears by Mignon F. Ballard
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman
Alanna the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester
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


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:

David Wilcovk 11:55 AM  

If you love reading about 2012 I thins Source Field Investigations is a really good one to have on the shelf!

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