Saturday, July 23, 2011

Library Loot: Sixth Trip in July

New Loot:

Devil Water by Anya Seton
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Sarah's Ground by Ann Rinaldi
Four Summers Waiting by Mary Fremont Schoenecker
The Lady and the Poet by Maeve Haran
Adverbs by Daniel Handler
The Exile of Sara Stevenson by Darci Hannah
Katherine by Anya Seton
Patriot Hearts: A Novel of the Founding Mothers by Barbara Hambly
By His Own Hand? The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis edited by John D.W. Guice
An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson by Andro  Linklater
Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr by Nancy Isenberg

Leftover Loot:

The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton
Dragonwyck by Anya Seton
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Wet Magic by E. Nesbit
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen  
The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg
Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs
The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois
Whittington by Alan Armstrong
Alice in Time by Penelope Bush
Are You Going To Kiss me now? Sloane Tanen
Mixed Signals by Liz Curtis Higgs

 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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Bev Hankins 7:43 PM  

Katherine by Anya Seton is a good one! Hope you enjoy it!

Here's my loot so far:

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