Thursday, August 27, 2009

Library Loot - August 27

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 go here to link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

After having library withdrawal from being without my local library for the last month and a half (it was moving to a larger location), DH, the boys and I went to another library in our system in a neighboring town last Saturday. DH needed Jack Higgins books, I needed Hard Eight and the boys and I had a great time playing in their dress-up clothes in the children's section. DS#1 and I also checked out books D-G in the A-Z mystery series by Ron Roy on tape to listen to in the van and love it.

So here is what I got on Saturday:
Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich - I laughed so much with Seven Up I was dying for this one
The Seance by John Harwood - I have heard a lot about this author in the blogging world and this was in the new books section so I decided to give it a shot.
Island Girl by Sandra Byrd - young adult book - I read about this series awhile back and saw it and decided to check it out.

Then my branch of the library opened back up yesterday in it's new location and I was a happy girl. I received the call yesterday morning informing me they were open and I had a pile of books to pick up. Had to run in in a hurry yesterday so I didn't fully check out the new location, but it's bigger and looks great. I will go and thoroughly explore soon. So here's what I checked out yesterday:

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - young adult - a lot of book buzz about this a few months ago
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - lots of buzz about this one with the new one out
Sudden Death by Allison Brennan - I love all of her books
Still Life by Joy Fielding - I always read her new books and didn't have a chance to when this one first came out
Relentless by Dean Koontz - another autoread- I have read his books since I was a teenager
Hunted by P.C. and Kristin Cast - love the House of Night series and I have already started this one
First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh - recently interested in historical romance again. I used to love Mary Balogh so I decided to give her a try again.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson - another young adult book that created a lot of buzz
While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky - I have never read her, then saw a review on this one and decided I needed to give her a try
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares - I have heard about this series a lot and want to read it
Shatter by Michael Robotham - another one I read a review about and I was hooked
The Paradise War by Stephen Lawhead - I think I heard about this one on the My Favorite Read meme, it sounded good and the library had it.
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult - I have read all of Jodi Picoult's recent books so it's time to work my way through the backlist
Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly - this was really buzzed a few months ago and I have wanted to read it, tried to win it but didn't so I checked it out from the library.


Eva said...

Love that cover for The Seance! I really enjoyed the book as well. :)

So exciting that you got that nice big pile from your re-opened library. I've only read Thirteen Reasons Why, which was engrossing!

justareadingfool said...

Crystal: I'm reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. A slow start, but good once it gets going.

The Seance cover reminds me of another cover, The Monsters of Templeton. Hmmm? Same artist? I wonder.

Allison said...

My library just reopened in a new location too (either yesterday or today). I haven't had the chance to go back. I just renewed my library books online since I haven't gotten around to reading them yet.

As for your selection - great, great picks! I loooove Janet Evanovich books!

Marg said...

Wow! Great loot. I own Galway Bay but I have no idea when I am going to get to read it.

Love Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and I am waiting very impatiently for the third book in the series to come out here.

I have Hunted on request, but I have a few people ahead of me on the list.

I borrowed First Comes Marriage but had to return it unread.

I have Shatter on my TBR list as well!

Enjoy your loot.

bks2plz said...

If you enjoy fantasy/sci-fi, my new fantasy novel, "Gateway to DreamWorld." It has received rave reviews and has a shot at becoming a movie.

It has just been listed on and Barnes&

I would love to get reviews from avid readers.

Brenda Estacio

Vivienne said...

I bet you were really excited that your library had reopened and that you had all these books waiting. Some fabulous ones there too.

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