Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Library Loot hosted by Eva and Alessandra
asks us to list what we brought home from
the library this week.
** So last week I was asking for suckers and high-fives because I was so good and not getting more books than I could possibly read. Well, this week I'm due for a good smackdown!! I'm out of control and I honestly don't know how to stop!! So without further ado is the loot that I dragged home with me this week!!!
The Cellist of Sarajevo
by Steven Gallowy
** I can blame this book on Wendy from Musings of a Bookish Kitty. If she hadn't wrote such a heartfelt review I could've just went on my merry way and never would have known this book existed.
The Story of Forgetting
by Stefan merrill Block
**Lenore from Presenting Lenore left me a comment on my review of Still Alice and she suggested this title....so I will blame her for bringing this little gem home!
Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers
** I blame myself entirely for this one. I love WDM and this is his new release so I had to get it....plus, a student at school has been dying to read this so I told him I would share!! Wait, I can blame Bobby can't I?
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood
** For some reason I feel like I can blame Nymeth for this one but I could be crazy!! Honestly, I feel that my reading life would not be complete without reading this book.
The Queen's Handmaiden
by Jennifer Ashley
** First off, I didn't realize until I put this post together that I have two books with 'Handmaiden' in the title..weird. No one but myself is to blame for this me. That and my weakness for awesome covers!!!
by Anne Enright
** another one I blame myself for...I liked the cover and the description of the book...all about an Irish family and a secret...made me pick it up and then I read Anna's review at Diary of an Eccentric and felt a little sad about my choice. But I am going to give it a go but if I don't like it...no guilt. I will move on!!
Stuck in the Middle
edited by Ariel Schrag
** I can blame this one on a magazine!! Booklists' current issue featured Graphic Novels and they absolutely recommended this one. It looks like a lot of fun..17 different comics from 17 different comics from 16 talented artists all about those years in middle school!! Can't wait.
Emma- Manga Volumes 1-4
by Kaoru Mori
**The blame goes to Nymeth for these books. I love her reviews and she makes everything sound so great that I feel like I'm missing out on something big if I don't at least try it. So, again, I am stepping outside of my comfort zone and going to read a Manga for the very first time!! You can read her review here and then you too will feel the urgent need to check these out!
So, there's the wrap up for this week's library loot. I truly feel like I've bitten off more than I can chew!!
To Read List Total today 3/3/09 : 620
Last week's To Read List Total 2/25/2009: 562
Books Read in 2009 to date: 26