Friday, September 04, 2009
Library Loot: First Week in September
So, as you can see, I went a little overboard. I decided to add notes this time round. Let me know if you like this behind-the-scenes look, or if you're just as happy with a plain old list. :)
The Forging of the Blade by R.L. LaFevers
Secrets of Grim Wood by R.L. LaFevers
The True Blade of Power by R.L. LaFevers
Note: I'm weak for displays. These books aren't new. I know nothing about them. But they were on display. There had to be a reason for that, right? right?
Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson
The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen by M.T. Anderson
Note: I picked these two up because Jasper Dash and the Flame Pits of Delaware arrived this morning. I have no idea if these two books are related to the new one or not. But at the very least, it kept the name "M.T. Anderson" fresh in my mind.
Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator by Jennifer Allison
Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake by Jennifer Allison
Note: I've seen this series reviewed by bloggers I trust, like Amanda and Melissa, and Jen. So when I saw it on the shelf--remember I was by the Andersons, M.T.--I had to pick them up.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Note: Picked this one up because it was on display. Well, that and it's on the 'will be/should be' classics list for the Classics Challenge.
Look for Me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn
Note: Leila is so to blame for this one! She reviewed this one for Carl's R.I.P. IV challenge, so I guess he can be blamed too :) This was the *only* book I went in knowing I'd check out. Everything else is impulse.
See No Evil by Jamila Gavin
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Discordia by Dena K. Salmon
Note: These three came from the 'new books' display for YA books. I believe all three will work for Carl's R.I.P. IV challenge. I have seen Rampant reviewed in several places--Presenting Lenore, Jocelyn of Teen Book Review, Sharon Loves Books, etc. But the other two are new-to-me.
Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove
Note: Though I haven't finished a single Turtledove yet, I like the idea of liking him so much that I keep checking out more of his alternate histories. This one is set during the Elizabethan era. (Just one of my weaknesses.)
1942 by Robert Conroy
Twilight of Avolon by Anna Elliott
We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle
Colonel Brandon's Diary by Amanda Grange
The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte by Syrie James
Darcy's Passions by Regina Jeffers
The Reavers by George MacDonald Fraser
How Do I Love Thee? by Nancy Moser
Note: These eight come from the 'popular books' section of the library. Which is located near the check-out. I have come to think of these as being like candy at the checkout lanes. 1942 is alternate history. Which for some reason or another I seem to be drawn to these days. Twilight of Avalon...it was the name and the cover. This one is a novel of Trystan and Isolde and it just looks lovely. The Beagle, well, I've never read any of his works, but I know bloggers that just love him. So I thought this one was worth my time. The two Austen spin-offs...well, they have a way of either being very, very good or absolutely horrid. I'll let you know how these two measure up.
Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte. Well, it just looked fun. Same with The Reavers.
Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak
The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia
Pistols for Two by Georgette Heyer
The Pirates! In An Adventure With Napoleon by Gideon Defoe
Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove
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
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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