Saturday, October 22, 2011

Library Loot: Third trip in October

New Loot:

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Complete Novels of Charlotte and Emily Bronte (checked out for Shirley and/or Vilette)
Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol and Other Stories by Charles Dickens
Here Lies Linc by Delia Ray
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Higher Higher by Leslie Patricelli

Leftover Loot:

Ågatha Christie an Autobiography
Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur
The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han
Happy Pig Day by Mo Willems
Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
All The Things You Are by Courtney Sheinmel
Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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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BRENT 8:04 PM  

I must get aroung to reading Farenheit 451. The film adaptation is superb.
It is almost oxymoronic that it is a book about books and reading!
Loved The Old Curiosity Shop! It is one of my favorite Dickens' from his very early writing period.

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) 8:46 PM  

Oh we really love Llama Llama!!

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