Friday, August 28, 2009

Library Loot: Fourth Week in August


Leftover Loot:

Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Opening Atlantis by Harry Turtledove
The United States of Atlantis by Harry Turtledove
A Monster's Notes by Laurie Sheck
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

New Loot
Pistols for Two by Georgette Heyer
The Pirates! In An Adventure With Napoleon by Gideon Defoe
Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove
The Martian Child by David Gerrold
Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak
The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva 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!

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

6 comments:

SueFitz 2:18 AM  

Congrats on your blogoversay!

Will definatly add you to may list of book blogs.

Eva 6:39 AM  

I got a Heyer this week too! :) And the Ekaterina Sedia caught my eye, just because of the Russian name!

Teena in Toronto 7:21 AM  

Happy blogoversary!

Ceri 8:12 AM  

Ooh, The Martian Child - do you think that's the same one that was made into a film with John Cusack. Sweet story.

Becky 11:23 AM  

Eva, yes, I love Georgette Heyer :) And this is a collection of short stories. I don't know quite what to expect, but I'm hopeful.

Ceri, John Cusak is on my cover so I'd say so :) That along with the name made me curious enough to take it home.

Marg 3:33 PM  

John Cusack would be enough to catch my attention as well!

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