Library Loot – December 11, 2009

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.

So last Saturday I went to the library to check out (hehe, check out! get it?) the renovation of the 2nd floor.  Everything looked great.  It isn’t flashy, but it all looked very nice.  They have great new study rooms, and a computer lab they never had before (in addition to the computers scattered here and there throughout the library).  I also got a chance to check out the new (I think) ‘Recently Returned’ section.

I grabbed some books, audio books, and a dvd.  Without further ado:

lady macbethgeorgia's greatnessjackie's jokesgoing bovine
eli the goodpirate latitudes

Lady Macbeth by Susan Fraser King – from the ‘Recently Returned’ section
Georgia’s Greatness and Jackie’s Jokes by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, books 3&4 in the “Sisters 8” series – because the author asked me to take a look at these books if I got  a chance, and mention them if I liked them.  I’ll be talking about them later in the week, because I loved them
Going Bovine by Libba Bray – because Justine Larbalestier talked about this book at her signing.  The paper version in particular because last week I tried to listen to the audio and hated the narrator so much that I stopped after 7 minutes
Eli the Good by Silas House – because SuziQoregon from Whimpulsive was raving about it recently
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton – because it was the last book he finished before he died

And the audios:

memoirs of mary queen of scotsinvisible mountain audioivanhoehomer & langley

The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots by Carolly Erickson – because it caught my eye on the audiobook shelf
The Invisible Mountain by Carolina de Robertis – because I didn’t get to the book when I took it from the library, thought I’d try for the audio
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott – because of how Betsy raved about it in Betsy in Spite of Herself
Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow – because I haven’t read any E. L. Doctorow and want to

I also took out Season 6 of NCIS on DVD

Any good library loot for you this week?  Have you read any of these books?

8 comments to Library Loot – December 11, 2009

  • >I tried to listen to the audio and hated the narrator so much that I stopped after 7 minutes

    I hate that! I’ve had that happen on a couple of audiobooks and it is always so disappointing. A good reader can add a lot to a story, but a bad one can completely destroy it.

    I just reviewed Pirate Latitudes and really enjoyed it! I bet you will, too.

  • I heard Silas House speak at SIBA, so I bet Eli the Good is a wonderful book. I can’t wait to see what you think.

  • Thanks for the link to my review. I adored Eli the Good, but I’m very curious to hear what you think. My suspicion is that it may speak to me so deeply because I was a teenager in 1976. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, but I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts either way.
    .-= SuziQoregon´s last blog ..A Killing Frost by John Marsden =-.

  • I got to her King read from LADY MACBETH last year and it sounded really good. And I also got to hear Bray read a part of GOING BOVINE; I never found that book appealing until I heard her read from it. I posted the video on my blog – have you seen it? Come to find out, the book is a twist on the Don Quixote story …

    You’ve got a great selection of books at the moment! Hope they’re all fantastic. :)
    .-= Heather J.´s last blog ..Have you heard the news? =-.

  • I haven’t read any of those but I am looking forward to Going Bovine!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Book Review: My Darling, My Hamburger =-.

  • I’m so embarrassed — I still haven’t gotten around to “Going Bovine,” even though I got my copy super long ago. Maybe your review will push it to the top of the list…;D
    .-= Katie´s last blog my mailbox (26). =-.

  • Eva

    I’ve got a bunch of DVDs on hold right now-I hope they come in soon. I need to crochet three more hats before Christmas, so I need some entertainment! :) (They’re for my mom, sister, and niece, so no worries about mailing them out.) My current audiobook (The Good House by Tananarive Due) is a bit of a disappoint, so I’m eyeing yours jealously. :p

  • I loved Eli the Good. Hope you enjoy!