Saturday, April 21, 2012

Library Loot: Fourth Trip in April

New Loot:

One, Two, Buckle my Shoe by Agatha Christie
The Coming of the Dragon by Rebecca Barnhouse
The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton
Crater: A Helium 3  Novel by Homer Hickam
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
I Want to Live: The Diary of a Young Girl in Stalin's Russia by Nina Lugovskaya
Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Diary of Ma Yan

Leftover Loot:

A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary by Anonymous     
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Clarity by Kim Harrington
Perception by Kim Harrington 
The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman
Antsy Does Time by Neal Shusterman
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie
Crooked House by Agatha Christie
Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

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.    

© 2012 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

3 comments:

Kailana 3:55 PM  

Enjoy your new books!

Lisa LaVergne-Pottgen 2:24 AM  

That is so cool! I almost never go to the library anymore now, since I got a nook tablet for Christmas. I should start, though, because there are some books that are still too expensive in ebook! Thanks for reminding me that my library is there.

zapkode.marie 8:07 AM  

~ I don't go to the library often, but that's a really neat idea. Thank you for sharing :)

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