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.

Booking Through Thursday - August 27th

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Here is this week's Booking Through Thursday question:

What’s the lightest, most “fluff” kind of book you’ve read recently?

Nothing Can Keep Us Together by Cecily Von Ziegesar - how can a romp with the Gossip Girl be anything but fluff. This one centers around graduation and Blair and Serena on the outs again about Nate. Lots of stuff going on and a decidedly fluffy read. I enjoyed every minute of it.

My Favorite Reads - August 27th

Alyce at At Home With Books has started hosting a weekly meme with her favorite reads of the past. I decided to join in on this great idea so I can remember some books that have stuck with me through the years. To see other favorite reads and join in go here.

Cut-throat competition takes on an unfortunately literal meaning in this thriller of corporate skullduggery, the first of a new series. As Christian Gillette, newly dubbed chairman of Everest Capital, leaves his predecessor's funeral and prepares to enter his limousine, someone blows up the car. As the ruthless Gillette works to expand his company and defeat his rivals from within and without the private equity firm, he must also determine who wishes him dead and why.
This week's choice was my first Stephen Frey book, which I read back in 2006. I had read medical suspense, legal suspense, general suspense, but had never heard of corporate suspense(now I have), so I tried out Stephen Frey. Luckily I came up with the first book in his Christian Gillette series. I loved this book - loved the characters, especially Christian. The suspense was good and it was a fast enjoyable read. I have since read the next two in the series and enjoyed them. I have his newest book, Hell's Gate on reserve at the library (it's not in this series) and can't wait to read it.