Library Loot – October 15, 2009

library-loot Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by EvaandMarg that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

Remember last week when I told you that yes, my loot make it look like I was practice restraint, but really I was just filling up my holds list with things that weren’t available yet?  Yah, those chickens came home to roost this week.

My husband actually had Columbus Day off (aren’t we all jealous?!?  Think of the reading that could have been done!) and was out running errands, so he picked my books up for me this week (and thank goodness, because I hit my holds limit and couldn’t request anymore until he got them, on the same day I was going through my Google Reader!  Catastrophe!). There eight books.  “Eight books?”  You may be saying, “No big deal.”  Oh, except that by Wednesday there were already another SEVEN ready for me to pick up.  I’m anticipating it will be up to at least 10 by the time I go and pick them up next week.

Without further ado, my loot from this week:

secret bride only true genius in the familhy house of dance food of a younger land fatal grace cruelest month department of lost and found year of the flood

Okay, so in case you can’t read any of those titles/authors:
The Secret Bride by Diane Haeger
The Only True Genius in the Family by Jennie Nash
House of Dance by Beth Kephart
The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
The Department of Lost and Found by Allison Winn Scotch
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Most of these books were selected because I liked other books by these authors and I wanted to either read their newest work or their backlist.  The exceptions are “Food of a Younger Land,” although I’ve heard fantastic things about Kurlansky, I haven’t gotten to any of his work yet, and the Louise Penny books, which were recommended to me by Jen of Jen’s Book Thoughts.

A lot of these are also in my Readathon pile, but this post is getting too long as it is, so that will have to be a separate post.

Have you read any of these or gotten anything good from the library lately?

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