Thursday, March 26, 2009

Library Loot 6

As sad as it was that my dad left, it is nice to get back to a regular routine as well. So first thing in the morning, off we went to the library. I was rather ruthless when it came to returning my books. Because I haven't been very enthusiastic about reading lately, I ended up returning ALL of my library books apart from Night Watch by Sarah Waters and The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb. Everything else will have to be rechecked out if I'm still interested next time.

I didn't pick up too many books either. I didn't think I'd pick up ANYTHING to be honest. On the way to the library I did think to myself 'wouldn't it be nice if I read some of my OWN books for a change?' and that was bouncing around in my head whilst browsing. I could have picked up 4 or 5 other books that sounded vaguely interesting, but I didn't. Instead, I have these to show for myself:

1. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella A bit of light reading is always a nice option to have.

2. The Magician's Apprentice by Trudi Canavan I've adored her other series of books, hoping this one is as good.

3. In the Skin of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje This one I'm still trying to work out. I didn't LOVE The English Patient like everyone else seemed to, but I still picked this one up anyway. Anyone read it? Thoughts?

4. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Maybe this will be the year that I read more Charles Dickens. He's the author that I've always said I'd like to read more of. I actually wanted to pick up Little Dorritt because I watched the BBC miniseries of it last year, but seriously? Have you see the size of that book? This is more manageable, even though my copy still has over 400 pages.

I also picked up Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood and Making Up My Mind by Jill Mansell from a charity shop.

Are you reading anything good this week?


  1. Nice loot - I loved Margaret Atwood's Alas, Babylon, so I'll have to watch for your review to see if Alias Grace is good too!

    Wanted to let you know that I have an award for you at my blog, Unmainstream Mom Reads if you want to go pick it up.

    Also, I am running 7 different book contests right now - you'll find links on the righthand sidebar at the top :)

  2. Fabulous library loot. I have the Trudi Canavan one - I hope to get around to reading it at some point. Only I never seem to read my own books either.

  3. Still haven't read any Caravan..I really should :)

  4. I have a Jill Mansell book to read for review and I am really looking forward to it. Enjoy your finds!

  5. I really need to read Trudi Canavan! I have a book by her and everything, but never got around to it! In the Skin of a Lion is a good book. :)


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