Library Loot – Thankful for My Library!

library-loot 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.

Have I mentioned how much I love my local library?  I was not a library person, as recently as this time last year.  Then I got my library card in order to pick up an audio book for a car trip my husband and I were taking.  Then it was DVDs of television series, then more audio books for myself.  Now I have 20-30 items on my holds list and 20 or so checked out at any given time, 25 or so saved as ‘preferred searches,’ and am now using the new list feature to keep track of more that I want to check out in the future.  Oh, and now we use my husband’s accounts to check out dvds if they have a long wait list, so they don’t clog up my holds list forever.

I’m not sure this all would have happened if I didn’t have such an awesome library.  They are really good about keeping up to date on books, audio books, and dvds.  Almost any time there is a new book out that I want to read, they have it (even if I have to join a wait list), and when they don’t they are usually perfectly happy to order it for me.  Anyway, just wanted to mention how thankful I am for my library before sharing this week’s loot, since tomorrow IS Thanksgiving in the U.S..

Audio books

HFS audio house at riverton

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger – I already read this, but I’m interested in doing a reread with the audio to see how it translates, and wallow once again in Niffenegger’s writing.
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton – Someone recommended this in the last week or two, but I’m not sure who it was.  If you reviewed the audio of The House at Riverton recently, leave a message, it might have been you!


beautiful creatures the-midwife

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margi Stohl – because it seems to be everywhere
The Midwife by Jennifer Worth – because I meant to read it forever ago and never did, and it seems like it would be good for the Women Unbound Challenge.


I’m also getting Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  My husband and I watched the new Tim Burton/Johnny Depp Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last weekend and I found out that he’d NEVER seen the Gene Wilder version, so I immediately put it on hold at the library.

Did you get anything good this week?  Are you thankful for your library?  Why?

21 comments to Library Loot – Thankful for My Library!

  • I, too, am an avid lover of the library. Ours is huge, and the best thing about it is you can order your books online and they deliver to your house! I don’t even have words to describe how cool that is. Anyway, I’ll be very interested in how Her Fearful Symmetry translates to audio!!!! And it was me that posted the review on The House at Riverton. It is a little long, but it is easy to get sucked into the whole thing.
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Wroclaw #3 =-.

  • I only recently started using the library too and I am addicted now!

    I want to read both the books you checked out.
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Teaser Tuesday: The Jade Cat =-.

  • You do have a great library! I’m interested to see how the audio of Her Fearful Symmetry compares to the book.

  • I always leran something new from your library loot posts. I had no idea that you could ask a library to order something for you.

    • Yes! You can request that they purchase an item, it is very exciting. I do that not infrequently. My library always asks where you learned about the book and my answer is, invariably, book blogs.

  • Ti

    I just reviewed HFS and boy, it was a wild ride. It would be interesting to listen to on audio. Be sure to tell us how that works out for you.

  • I am just starting Beautiful Creatures this weekend myself and am excited to read it. I’ve heard such good things about it. Enjoy the great loot!

  • I am currently listening to Her Fearful Symmetry, or should I say I am almost done listening to the book. I have mixed feelings. I expected few things and wasn’t shocked…but overall, I am somewhat not happy with the book. I love TTTW…that is my fav.

  • Hope you enjoy Her Fearful Symmetry (I just finished it). House at Riverton is on my TBR list as well. ENJOY both

  • Oh my goodness, I don’t know how I’d get along without my local library. I’d have to start buying myself audiobooks and graphic novels, for one. I’d say I usually have about 10 things out at any one time, and another 30-40 on my holds list (we can schedule it to have our holds as “inactive” until a certain date, which makes it nice for scheduling my upcoming reading.)
    .-= Fyrefly´s last blog ..Bill Willingham – Jack of Fables, Vol. 6: The Big Book of War =-.

  • I’m just about to start reading my copy of Her Fearful Symmetry!

    I’ve had to make a point of reducing my library usage, so I can actually get to it and all the other great books on my shelves!

    Not sure how long that will last though! 😉

  • The Midwife is an excellent book! I hope to become a library person myself. :)

  • I just picked up a copy of The Time Traveler’s Wife from the library this afternoon. I haven’t read any Niffenegger before, but I’m definitely looking forward to it. I hope you enjoy Her Fearful Symmetry!

  • I’m finally going to start reading HFS this month. I’ve been putting it off for so long just because of all the hype. But now it seems that all the dust has settled and I can read this book, free of any expectations. =)

  • I was never into library books until lately. I just can’t afford all the books I read! Most of my reads this month have been from the library. I love going online and placing holds. I just hate when they all come in at once though!
    I read House at Riverton and really enjoyed it. I have mixed feelings about HFS

  • I love going to the library-my library has audiobooks on I-Pods which is great.

  • I’ve definitely become a library person over the last year or so! It’s taken away from my own books but it’s completely allowed me to experiment and not buy books I might have been longing for otherwise. I always check to see if libraries have it first these days.
    .-= Meghan´s last blog ..Review: The Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan =-.

  • A long time ago I never used to use my library either. Now I can’t imagine not going a couple of times a week. Enjoy your loot!

  • I am thankful for my library too! Happy reading weekend and being unplugged.

  • Of course I love my library, but I’m always so pleased to see other people loving theirs.

    Also? Ack, Beautiful Creatures! (I have to rave about it, I loved it.)
    .-= Katie´s last blog my mailbox (24). =-.