Saturday, September 14, 2013

Library Loot: Second Trip in September

New Loot:
  • Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer
  • Avalon by Anya Seton
  • Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
  • The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
  • Queens' Play by Dorothy Dunnett
Leftover Loot:
  • Dynasty: The Stuarts, 1560-1807 by John Macleod
  • Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III by Flora Fraser
  • The Duchess of Drury Lane by Freda Lightfoot
  • If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home by Lucy Worsley 
  • The Borgias: The Hidden History by G.J. Meyer
  • The Armada by Garrett Mattingly
  • The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
  • Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper
  • A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick
  • The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Her Highness, The Traitor by Susan Higginbotham
  • I, Hogarth by Michael Dean
  • A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan
  • Frederica by Georgette Heyer
  • False Colours by Georgette Heyer 
  • Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell
  • The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler
  • The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow
  • The Road Beneath Me by Jessica Blair
  • To Defy A King by Elizabeth Chadwick
  •  Three Maids for A Crown by Ella March Chase
    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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I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

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