Saturday, July 06, 2013

Library Loot: First Trip in July

New Loot:
  • New Spring by Robert Jordan
  • Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by J.D. Greear
  • Wool by Hugh Howey
  • The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Leftover Loot:
  • Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
  • Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie
  • Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie
  • Here's a Penny by Carolyn Haywood
  • Two and Two are Four by Carolyn Haywood
  • Penny and Peter by Carolyn Haywood
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller
  • A Promise to Love by Serena B. Miller
  • A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
  • Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers
  • Mary Poppins, she wrote: the Life of P.L. Travers by Valerie Lawson
  • The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer
      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.   

© 2013 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

3 comments:

Batu Paras Jogja 12:02 PM  

great post.. you can do the best.. i like your sharing.. :-)
Trip in July :D

JaneGS 6:54 PM  

I have Maisie Dobbs on my summer shelf too. I loved Mary Poppins when I was young, and checked it out of the library many times. Didn't read any others in the series though.

Joyful Reader 9:47 AM  

Our little library doesn't offer very much. The largest section is "how to" books. We can only check out two at a time and if they aren't back on time they are calling you wanting them back, as if there is a line a mile long waiting to check out the same book. I had The Help on audiobook last month and enjoyed it very much. With visiting 2 libraries I can not find ONE Beatrix Potter book! She is my author of the month. I love her stories. I read them to our kids when they were small. But, I passed them onto my niece and nephews. Kind of wish I hadn't.

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