Saturday, January 10, 2015

Library Loot: Second Trip in January

New Loot:
  •  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  • The Blue Cotton Gown by Patricia Harman
  • The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
  • The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
  • Socks by Beverly Cleary
  • The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee
  • On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss
  • On Beyond Zebra by Dr. Seuss
  • Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
  • If I Ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss
Leftover Loot:
  • Almost Super by Marion Jensen
  • Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
  • Introducing Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death and The Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton
  • On Track for Treasure by Wendy McClure
  • Copper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham
  • Death of a Hollow Man by Caroline Graham
  • The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
  • Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
  • Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth
  • Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth
  • The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II by Gregory A. Freeman
  • The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
  • Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons From an Extraordinary Life by Louis Zamperini 
  • Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill
  • Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  •  Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz
  • Hope by LouAnn Gaeddert
  •  A Great and Glorious Adventure by Gordon Corrigan
  • The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
  • Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs
  • Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
  •  Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen 
  • Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins
  • The Zoo at the Edge of the World by Eric Kahn Gale
   Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief 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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2 comments:

irisonbooks.com 1:36 PM  

Aw, Laura Ingalls Wilder! I discovered those books in the library one day as a 9 year old girl and have been sentimental about them ever since (I can just see myself stumbling upon them in my mind).

Enjoy your loot!

everydayhas 6:24 AM  

Looks great! I just finished Station Eleven and it was really good - maybe a 4.5 star read.

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