I had to return a bunch of books this week (unread which was a bummer) and of course I picked up a few as well. I was in the middle of reading America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power but couldn't renew it so it went back as well. I've already re-requested it and hopefully it will come in soon. All of the books that I returned unread are on my TBR list and I will be checking out again at a later date. And just to add to the craziness I put a few on hold that I've been dying to read. I've come to realize that it makes me feel happier to have a few extra books checked out of the library just in case. In case of what, who really knows but I'm weird like that ;)
Here's what I picked up for this week:
Blindness by Jose Saramago- I've been meaning to try this author for some time now and this fits in perfectly with the Book Awards II challenge that I really need to be working on.
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale- Another one that I've been wanting to read for awhile...it sounds so good!
What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn- Another one for the Book Awards II Challenge.
I have a few on hold from the library and if they come in during the next couple of days I'll try to add them. Sometimes I think that I just can't read fast enough :) If you've read any of these, leave me a comment and let me know what you've thought. It is much appreciated!
I've only read The Goose Girl, and I differ from pretty much ever other blogger ever (lol-I didn't hate it, I just thought it was pretty childish). But I hope you have fun with them!ReplyDelete
Her Royal Spyness looks really cute.ReplyDelete
I keep meaning to read something by Jose Saramago, but I haven't as yet. Hope you enjoy!ReplyDelete
You described my feelings exactly about checking out more than I can read and then not being able to stop myself for requesting more books!!ReplyDelete
Blindness has recently been adapted into a movie hasn't it? I've heard Her Royal Spynes and The Goose Girl are both really, really great reads!ReplyDelete
Eva- Thanks for the input. I'll have to let you know what I think once I get a chance to read it :)ReplyDelete
Erika Lynn- It does and I'm in the mood for a cozy so I'm excited to read it.
Michelle- I've been meaning to read something by him for awhile now too so I'm excited to give this book a try.
Staci- I always get too many books but I can't help myself. I'm definitely a book addict :)
Ladytink- Glad to hear it as I'm really excited to read these. Thanks for the input!
Ooh you've got some books on there that I want to read! I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on the Rhys Bowen book. I tried one of her books and was a bit letdown. I was expecting to like it too. I've thought about giving this series a chance.ReplyDelete
Iliana- Interesting! This will be my first book by her and I'm excited to read it so I hope it is good :)ReplyDelete
Oh I love Blindness! It was the first book by Saramago that I read, and is still my favourite.ReplyDelete
Olduvai- That is great to hear! Thanks for letting me know as I am looking forward to reading this book :)ReplyDelete
I've not heard of a single one of the books you've listed... but a few made it to my list to look for!ReplyDelete
Marbel- These are all books that I've added to my TBR list courtesy of book blogs :) I've got a list longer than I can possibly ever read and I still add more to it each day!ReplyDelete
I've heard great things about The Goose Girl and Shannon Hale--look forward to hearing what you think!! Enjoy the loot. :)ReplyDelete
Trish- I've heard good things about Shannon Hale too which is why I picked this one up. I've got more of her books on my TBR list as well :)ReplyDelete
I bought Blindness, too, partly for The Lost In Translation Challenge, but partly because it looks so awesome. I left it with my mother in Florida, because she was recuperating from a broken leg, but when I get it back I can't wait to begin!ReplyDelete
great library loot! I have The Goose Girl in my TBR mountain too.ReplyDelete
happy reading :)
Bellezza- I do hope your Mom is feeling better. And I hope you get to read it soon as I would be interested in hearing your opinion :)ReplyDelete
Naida- Let me know when you read The Goose Girl. I will be interested to hear what you think about it. Is this your first book by Shannon Hale? I haven't read anything by her yet myself.ReplyDelete
I quite liked Her Royal Spyness although I haven't gotten around to reading the sequel, A Royal Pain, just yet.ReplyDelete
I hope you like The Goose Girl. I did :)ReplyDelete
Blindness looks amazing. it's on my TBR list!
Lesley- I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed Her Royal Spyness. I'm really looking forward to it!ReplyDelete
Mo- That's great to hear about The Goose Girl. I've heard so many good things about Blindness so I'm really looking forward to that one as well.