Saturday, July 17, 2010

Library Loot: Fourth Trip in July

New Loot:

Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham. 2010. Penguin. 240 pages.
The Aurora County All-Stars by Deborah Wiles. 2007. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 256 pages.
Love, Ruby Lavender. Deborah Wiles. 2001. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 200 pages.
Half Magic. Edward Eager. 1954/2004. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 240 pages.
Phineas L. MacGuire Erupts. Frances O'Roark Dowell. 2006. Simon & Schuster. 176 pages.
Phineas L. MacGuire Gets Slimes. Frances O'Roark Dowell. 2007. Simon & Schuster. 208 pages.
Phineas L. MacGuire Blasts Off. Frances O'Roark Dowell. 2008. Simon & Schuster. 208 pages.
Princess Diaries. Meg Cabot. 2000. HarperCollins. 240 pages.
Princess in the Spotlight. Meg Cabot. 2001. HarperCollins. 240 pages.
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor. Stephanie Barron. 1996. Random House. 318 pages.
Jane and the Man of the Cloth. Stephanie Barron. 1997. Random House. 335 pages.
First Comes Marriage. Mary Balogh. 2009. Random House. 416 pages.
Then Comes Seduction. Mary Balogh. 2009. Random House. 448 pages.
At Last Comes Love. Mary Balogh. 2009. Random House. 416 pages.
Seducing an Angel by Mary Balogh. 2009. Random House. 416 pages.
Confessions of a Duchess. Nicola Cornick. 2009. Harlequin. 384 pages.
The Scandals of an Innocent. Nicola Cornick. 2009. Harlequin. 384 pages.


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!

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Julie P 2:14 PM  

Yet another very long list, Becky!

Yolanda 4:43 PM  

These look really good.

Mollie 9:48 PM  

Ohhh Half Magic. I loved that book as a kid! Great finds! Enjoy.

fourth Musketeer 10:39 PM  

I have just started Leaving Gee's Bend--really good already. LA County Library hadn't purchased it, but it was already in "bargain books" at Amazon so I went ahead and ordered it!

Alessandra @Out of the Blue 2:11 AM  

Wow, how did you manage 4 trips to the library in half a month? Two trips a week? Lol.

You've never read the Princess Diaries series? It's very good. My favourites are book 3 and book 10 (lots of dashing!Michael in it). Also, if you want to try them, the audiobook versions of this series are very good. I've only listened to the later books read by Jenna Lamia (I hope the spelling is correct), but they're hilarious :D

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