Friday, June 26, 2009

Library Loot 7

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

I've been a busy little bee, and been to the library! Here's what I've picked up:

1. The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
2. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

3. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

4. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

5. The City and The City by China Mieville

6. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
7. Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

And I've just realised that my other library book, Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier, is still in my handbag from when I was reading it in the waiting room for my dentist's appointment. I'm really trying different things with this collection of books.

The first, The Girl with Glass Feet? Never heard of it before but I thought it had a pretty cover. The China Mieville book? Thrillers are so not my sort of thing. I hardly ever read non-fiction, but Murakami's running memoir is there. As is my first ever graphic novel. I am utterly impressed with myself. Or I will be if I actually do read these books. We'll see.

Incidentally, this is where I normally keep my library books. On a sort of midway point on the stairs, next to a small bookshelf that is home to my Robert Sabuda pop-up books and the family's photo albums. The books rest on a little drum that has been in N's family for well over 35 years. N's dad brought it to England in 1973 from Uganda and it's a zebra skin drum. We have two of them and our house wouldn't be the same without them. Just thought that I'd throw that out there.

What are you reading at the moment?


  1. I love that title of The Girl With the Glass Feet!

  2. There was quite a bit of hype around the Edwards when it came out, but I still haven't managed to read it yet.

    I found Thirteen Moons a bit slow when I read it a couple of years ago.

    Enjoy your books.

  3. Really glad to see you back in the swing of things.
    The Girl with the Glass Feet sounds very interesting, as does Elsewhere. I can't wait to hear what they are like.

  4. I'm curious about the Murakami book. I didn't realize he's a marathon runner until this book was published, but I haven't read it yet.

  5. The Memory Keepers Daughter was pretty good..

    Right now I'm reading Swoon by Nina Malkin. I have a stack of books waiting to be read though.. and one on tape..

  6. I'm interested in that running one, it's been on my list for a while now.

    (PS I have a new profile pictures, but same ol' books lists life Lisa!)

  7. I recently read my first graphic novel and really enjoyed it as well. Hope you enjoy all of these :)

  8. The reviews for The City and The City look promising. I look forward to your review.

  9. Looks like a great list. I haven't read any of them yet, but I'll be interested in what you have to say.


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