Thursday, October 13, 2011

Library Loot: Second Trip in October

New Loot:

The Doghouse by Jan Thomas
What Will Fat Cat Sit On by Jan Thomas
Ågatha Christie an Autobiography
Just a Little Critter Collection by Mercer Mayer
Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur
The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Splat the Cat and the Duck with No Quack by Rob Scotton
Little Critter Storybook Collection by Mercer Mayer
Good Night Sleep Tight by Natalie Engel
Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow by James Rollins
Harry and the Lady Next Door by Margaret Bloy Graham
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han
Splat the Cat Sings Flat by Chris Strathearn
I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloane
Murder Past Due by Miranda James
Happy Pig Day by Mo Willems

Leftover Loot:

Henderson, the Rain King by Saul Bellow
Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop edited by Otto Penzler
Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Junonia by Kevin Henkes
All The Things You Are by Courtney Sheinmel
The Wikkeling by Steven Arntson
Lucky for Good by Susan Patron
Sparrow Road by Sheila O'Connor
Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx by James Rollins
Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest by Amos Oz, translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston
Umbrella by Taro Yashima
Is Everyone Ready for Fun by Jan Thomas
A Very Babymouse Christmas by Jennifer and Matthew Holm
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Do I Know God? Finding Certainty in Life's Most Important Relationship by Tullian Tchividjian
Who Stole My Church? by Gordon MacDonald
Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina by Robert Graves
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories by M.R. James
The Haunted Doll's House and Other Ghost Stories by M.R. James
Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie
Betty Crocker Ultimate Bisquick Cookbook: Hundreds of New Recipes plus back-of-the-box favorites

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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I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

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