Saturday, April 07, 2012

Library Loot: Second Trip in April

New Loot:
  • Zeina by Nawal El Saadawi, translated from the Arabic by Amira Nowaira
  • Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg
  • The Dog Who Danced by Susan Wilson
  • Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
  • The Angel Makers by Jessica Gregson
  • The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
  • The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez
Leftover Loot:
  • Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto by Susan Goldman Rubin
  • A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont
    Blue Thread by Ruth Tenzer Feldman
  • No Cooperation from the Cat: A Mystery by Marian Babson
  • Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
  • Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
  • Becoming Queen Victoria by Kate Williams
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    The Lunatic's Curse by F.E. Higgins
    We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals by Gillian Gill
    A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary by Anonymous   

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

4 comments:

Pocketful of Books 4:45 PM  

Ooo lots of lovely books to read! I can't believe how many books you have read already this year! You must read really fast- I'm jealous! Hope you enjoy these ones - I need to use the library more I think! x

Tanya Patrice 1:18 AM  

Ooh The Angel Makers is on my list of books to read too. I had actually got it from the library before but had to return it unread :-(

Marg 8:07 AM  

Enjoy your loot!

Abigail@The Story Factory Reading Zone 12:09 PM  


Oooooh, I just love Soul Music by Terry Pratchett!

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