Thursday, February 5, 2009

Library Loot- February 5th

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Alessandra 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 any time during the week-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky. And of course check out what other participants are getting from the library.

Okay, I seriously was not going to go to the library this week. I had looked at my towering stack of books that I already had checked out and at my review books stack and decided I would skip a week. And that it wouldn't hurt me one bit. But then I had to stop over at Eva's blog and see what everyone else found at the library and I was bitten by the library bug. I realized I couldn't not go but if I went I would just pick out maybe one great book. Great intentions, huh? I ended up walking out with 6 and will probably be kicking myself later but right now I'm happy :) No pictures this week though because I'm supposed to be working on my resume and other various items for possible fall teaching jobs.
  • Bitten by Kelley Armstrong- I believe this is considered urban fantasy (correct me if I'm wrong) and fits in well with some of my challenges.
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker- I found this while browsing through the YA Classics section and couldn't pass it by.
  • Night by Elie Wiesel- I've been meaning to read this one for awhile now. I'm currently reading America and the Age of Genocide and the section I just finished was over WWII. Hence, my renewed interest in reading more from this time period.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde- One of my reading groups is reading this (I believe) and if they aren't I've decided I still want to :)
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi- I've gone over to the dark side and decided to try a graphic novel. I also picked up the second one and will use these for my year of reading dangerously.
  • Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi- I picked up both of these because I heard you are supposed to read them together. I went to a library that I usually don't go to a lot and figured I should get both while I was there.

So that's it for me. Once again, too many books but obviously I haven't let that stop me. I'm reading Ramses: Volume I by Christian Jacq right now and am loving it. I am so glad that I picked this one up and will be reading the rest of these. Still plugging away at America and the Age of Genocide as well. Happy reading!


  1. Oh I absolutely loved Persepolis. I do think it's a great dabble into graphic novels. It definitely made me more interested in them and I've since read a few others - one of which I really enjoyed was Craig Thompson's Blankets.

  2. Olduvai- Thanks for the recommendation! I'll definitely have to check that one out as well. I've never read any but am looking forward to giving them a try.

  3. You got lots of good books. I read Bitten a few years back and liked it. I have the rest of the series to tackle yet. The Color Purple-loved that book. I can't wait to see what you have to say about it.

  4. Dar- I'm really excited about reading both of the books that you mentioned. Actually, I'm excited to read all of them but that is getting a bit carried away :P

  5. I loved both volumes of Persepolis! And I've been wanting to read Night for a while, too. I'm going to pick it up on my next trip to the library.

  6. Alessandra- I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed Persepolis as I am looking forward to reading these :)

  7. You are just like me... can't help but go and when others are talking about it, forget it!

    What state are you in? The only reason I ask is because of looking for teaching jobs. I'm in Michigan and it is impossible to find a teaching job! I understand your pain if you are having a hard time too. Are you subbing?

  8. I want to go to the library soon too :o)
    great picks, enjoy them!

  9. Bitten is a great book and so is the rest of the series, hope you enjoy it!

  10. Night! I read that freshman year of high school. I feel like reading it again now..

  11. Wow-I didn't realise The Colour Purple was considered YA! Dorian Grey is a good read. :)

  12. Kristie- I'm in Illinois and it is a difficult area to find a teaching job where I live. I am subbing though and hoping that it will help me to find a job for the fall. Good luck with your job hunt!

    Naida- I'll look forward to hearing what you pick if you get the chance to go to the library.

    Ladytink- I'm glad to hear it and I'm really excited to start this new series :)

    Michelle- I'm looking forward to reading it and learning more. I think it is important to read books about the Holocaust so that we don't forget.

    Eva- I don't think that The Color Purple is YA to be honest with you. I think that they just put all of the classics together in the Young Adult section so it would be easier for them to find. I mean even War and Peace was in that section and that isn't YA. There are additional copies of the classics in the adult section but they aren't all together like they were downstairs.

  13. Try working at a library and having to resist checking out too many every day - not that I'm complaining, course! Persepolis is a good way to break into the graphic novel genre. I really enjoy reading graphic memoirs and that is one of my favorites.

  14. Lesley- I don't think I could work at the library for that exact reason. I would be trying to take all of the books home with me. LOL!


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