Thursday, March 19, 2009

Library Loot - March 19th

Okay, it has been awhile since I did a library loot post. In fact, it has obviously been too long as I have a bunch to share. It all looks and sounds so good though that I couldn't resist. And I think you all know by now how much I love my library :) Plus, I went to the HUGE library on the other side of the river before my doctor's appointment the other day and found some gems. Including an arc of Honolulu by Alan Brennert for FREE! Yes, you read that correctly...they had a cart of books for free. It took all of my willpower to not snatch a bunch up and take them home. I figured that might be a bit greedy and that everyone deserved a chance to share in the joy of free books. Seriously, I was so excited as I LOVED Molokai by this author. Anyways, on to the loot:

The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason- I've had this one on hold and it just came in. I love a good vampire novel so I'm looking forward to this!

The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell- I was just browsing the shelves when I found this one and the description sounded sooo good. I couldn't resist...

Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton- This for the 2nds and Themed Reading Challenge (my theme is cozy mysteries)

What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt- This is for the 1% Well Read Challenge and I've heard lots of good things about this one.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins- Seriously, this one is all over the blogsphere....when I saw it on the shelves I snatched it up. I was practically jumping with joy :)

Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie- My book has this gorgeous black cover and is part of The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection so it doesn't actually look like this. The big library had these and they were so I have a personal challenge to read all of her works.

Evernight by Claudia Gray- Another vampire novel that I've been wanting to read.

Annette Vallon by James Tipton- This is for a group read and I may or may not get to it but it does sound interesting.

Looking For Alaska by John Green- Another author that has been all over the blogsphere and then some. Sure does sound good!
Holy smokes! I've already overextended myself but these all sound so good. I'm currently reading Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman and it is so good. This is my first book by this author and she has me hooked. Also working on America and the Age of Genocide which I will get through eventually. It is such a chunker though! Happy reading everyone :)


  1. I love the Gleason series! The fifth (I think it's the fifth) and final book was just released and I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I can't wait though.

  2. What a nice haul of books - I am reading the Nancy Atherton series too - I think I am on the third or fourth book. It is a good cozy.

  3. That's quite the haul of books. I started Annette Vallon a while back and need to get back to it. It was good and had my attention with what I had read. Then I had to stop for all those other committments. lol.

  4. Oh how nice that the library shared some of their free books!

    You got lots of stuff I'd like to check out too - isn't that cover Evernight great?

    I had to return The Water's Lovely before I had a chance to read it. Sigh. Anyway enjoy your books!

  5. I've ran across a bunch of ARC's at my local library too!! Your loot is great!! I enjoyed The Rest Falls Away and I now I need to finish the series!! The Water's Lovely sounds like a good one too. I have the Hunger Games beside my bed. My son LOVED this book! Evernight looks good, now you've made me want to read it! Looking For Alaska-sheer perfection. Enjoy your books!!

  6. Jackie- I've heard a ton of good things about the Gleason series which is why I finally requested it. It sounds so good!

    Kara- I read the first book in the Aunt Dimity series last year and have been meaning to continue on with it. I read so many series that I can't keep up ;)

    Dar- I'm looking forward to Annette Vallon just so I can take part in the discussion...and it sounds good.

    Iliana- Yes, I love the cover for Evernight. I am so excited to read it as well.

    Staci- I was so excited to pick up Honolulu...I was like a kid in the candy store. I'm really looking forward to all of these books but who knows how I'm going to have the chance to read them all :)

  7. I just bought Evernight and I'm really looking forward to it. ;)

  8. The Hunger Games is terrific. I read it in a day, even though I really wasn't planning on doing that. Hope you enjoy it!

  9. That's quite the stack! I loved Looking for Alaska. :)

  10. Amy- I'm really looking forward to Evernight. I've heard lots of good things about it.

    Jeska- I'm glad to hear it. It seems like everyone is reading it or wanting to lately :)

    Eva- That isn't even all of the books that I have checked out. I'm such a nut but at least it is free :P

  11. Lucky! My library doesn't have The Rest Falls Away (it was "lost") so I'm going to hav eto ILL it. I've been wanting to read the Claudia Gray series too.

    Practical Magic is a wonderful story. I read it about the same time I read Chocolat by Joanne Harris so I can't think of one without thinking about the other. Both are among my very favorites.

  12. Ladytink- My library didn't have it either so it came from another library. I'm really looking forward to it as I've heard nothing but good reviews of this entire series. I just finished Practical Magic and really enjoyed it. My review will be posted soon.

  13. I love that you picked up What I Loved!

    Reading Looking for Alaska at the moment..

  14. Michelle- Have you read What I Loved? I'm really looking forward to reading this book! And I will be interested in hearing your thoughts on Looking For Alaska as soon as you finish :)


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