Thursday, October 22, 2009

Library Loot - October 22nd

So I really didn't need anymore library books. Really. But that has never stopped me from checking out books from the library even when I know that I cannot possibly read them all. And I can't seem to help myself when I come across all of these lovely reviews from my fellow bloggers. I mean really, what's a girl to do? Here's what I picked up when I went to the library yesterday (by myself..such a treat!)

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale- All of the blame goes to Nymeth for this one. I read her review...added it to my neverending TBR list and snatched it up when I came across it while browsing through the nonfiction shelves.

The Observations by Jane Harris- Lesley at A Life In Books recently reviewed this one and boy did I want to read it after reading her review. She said it fits the RIP challenge bill so I'm going with it and hopefully I will get to it soon :)

The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman- I've heard of this author from multiple bloggers but haven't read anything by her yet. And actually I had a different book checked out by her previously but then I looked at the synopsis for this one and decided that I wanted to read this one more. I'm such a moody reader.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmaelf Beah- I found this one browsing in nonfiction as well. Plus, I was hoping to read this one for a couple of challenges so I was excited to find it.

Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block- A new to me blogger (I'm so out of the loop sometimes) Debi recently reviewed this one and it sure sounded good. Then Andi reviewed a different book by this same author and I knew I was going to have to give her a try. Found this one on the shelves and couldn't, don't you love this cover??

The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine- I've read the 1st book in this series and enjoyed it. Stephanie always seems to love these books which made me want to continue on even more! going to the library and checking all of these books out is basically due to everyone else and their wonderful reviews. I can't resist...and just think of all the books I'm going to learn about after you guys get done with the readathon. I can't participate myself...gotta work but I will try and stop by to cheer you all on. As always, share your thoughts if you've read any of these!


  1. Ooooh, there's a lot of great reading in store for you!

  2. I have The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher on my shelf also--doesn't it look good? Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a great one. Heartbreaking but eyeopenning.

  3. I read The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher last year (and never reviewed it) and I'd second Nymeth's recommendation.

    Enjoy all your books!

  4. I have owned The Observations FOREVER! I really need to read it! Enjoy your books. :)

  5. Of those books I have only not read the last two! Really enjoyed The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and The Observations. Long Way Gone was incredibly moving. I find Carol Goodman to be a bit hit and miss in same ways, but I think that that was the first book I read from her, and I was sufficiently interested to keep reading more from her.

  6. Suko- LOL! I know and I am super excited about it :)

    Trish- It does look so good! I'm dying to read it so hopefully I'll be able to get to it soon.

    Avisannschild- I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed this book as well. It really sounds like a good book!

    Kailana- I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts on The Observations...whenever you get to it that is :)

    Thanks Naida!

    Marg- I've heard mixed things about Carol Goodman's books but I'm looking forward to seeing for myself. Thanks for sharing!

  7. i'll never finish my tbr pile if i keep checking books out at the library! and i'll never stop requesting books until i stop reading all the great reviews online. it's a maddening circle!!

    hope you get to a few of your books. :)

  8. Looks like you got some great books. I've never seen The Suspicions of Mr Whicker but it looks good!

  9. Nat- It IS a maddening circle..LOL! Seriously, I can't stop checking books is an addiction for me :)

    Lola- It sounds really good and after reading Nymeth's review I was sold!


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