Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Library Loot- April 8

Library Loot hosted by Eva and Alessandra
asks us to list what we brought home from
the library this week.

Let me start off this post by stating the obvious...I'm a tad obsessed with books. Just a tad, and I didn't realize how bad it was until I gathered all of lovely little gems into a pile to do this post, that I realized how far out of control my obsession has become. Once you see my list I think you will concur with my little obsession problem. So, as I type this my face is beet red because I'm really a little bit embarrassed to share ALL of my library loot this week....for one of the first times ever I think I have TOO MANY BOOKS CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY!!! Whew, that felt good to just let it out's hoping that you will stay with me until the end of my long, exhaustive list of my library finds this week! Meet back up with you in a few........

The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
- o.k. so I wasn't even going to get this book until sometime this summer and the only reason I know about it, is because Dar wrote a fantastic review that made me feel that I would be missing out on some great friendships. Women and better can it get?

Fruits Baskets and Vampire Knight
--venturing into more manga for fun, these were recommended by ALA so I thought I would see if I liked them as much as I did the Emma Manga series.

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
--This book I will blame entirely on JoAnn. I would've never known about its existence if she didn't follow my goodreads books so closely. After seeing that I loved 84 Charing and Guernsey, which are episolatory form, (just wanted to sound smart there with the "e" word, I had to look it up!!) she recommended this book which is a novel in letters. I wasn't looking for it at all Monday morning..I was just browsing and there it was. It promptly went into my little bag!!

Undercover by Beth Kephart
-This book is Lenore and Amy's fault. If neither one of these lovely ladies hadn't post such great reviews then I wouldn't have had to get it!!!

No One You Know by Michelle Richmond
--the blame for this one is squarely on all of you who left me comments last week about A Year of Fog and then told me how much you loved this one...thanks a lot...enablers!!

In The Woods by Tana French
--First off, I wanted to read this because like, geez, everyone who is cool has read it, so I wanted to quit feeling like a big LOSER. Then I read this kick-butt review of her other book, The Likeness, over at Books I Done Read and that pushed me over the edge!

Cassandra & Jane by Jill Pitkeathley
-I'm not going to do a total full-fledged blame game on this one because I love anything that remotely concerns Jane Austen. So I was game before I read Dar's review at Peeking Between the Pages. Dar has great taste in books and she liked it, so when I happened upon it I snatched it up immediately!!

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
- I have to thank Susan, a friend from Scrap In Style and Goodreads ,who just asked me the other day if I had read this book yet. I replied back that I was hoping to get to it this summer. See how I'm setting the story up here? Anyway, she sublimely (sp?) put that book title into my head so while I was browsing the shelves what do you think jumped out at me? Yeah, you guessed it...Poison Study...I think I could be hypnotized very easily!!

Mrs. Perfect by Jane Porter
--Here's a case of reading the review the day before you go to the totally bit me in the butt!! I hadn't planned on getting this one either but I looked down at the bottom shelf and there was the title, blinking at me!! Have you ever felt that if you didn't grab the book right then, that you just might forget how much you wanted to read it and then never ever check it out? That was the thought that went through my I popped it into my bag!! Blaming rights go to the Printed Page and My Friend Amy...very naughty bloggers!!

Getting tired? I still have 2 to go.....don't leave!!! You may be getting blamed next!!

Evermore by Alyson Noel
-just have myself to blame here. I read about this in the Booklist Feb. 9 Issue...can I sue them for adding to my OC Disorder?

Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan
--blame goes to Linda from Silly Little Mischief. When I posted my Manga/Graphic Novel review, she left me with a few suggestions. This is one of them! My son Marc already read it and he said it was great!!

See, what did I tell you...totally obsessed with acquiring books on a weekly basis!!

To Read List Total today 4/8/2009: 686
Last Week's To Read List total 4/1/2009: 670
Books Read in 2009 to date: 49
Number of Books Checked out from the library: 35


  1. It's been years now that I've wanted to read Ella Minnow Pea. I look forward to your thoughts on that. And, In the Woods - geez, I haven't read that yet either and it's sitting right here! I will soon - hopefully! I hope your library loot turns about to be a bunch of winners, Staci!

  2. Seriously my friend....its ok to say..."My name is Staci and I have a book problem!" LOL LOL LOL!!!! LOVE YA GIRL!!!!!!!! If I had me...I'd be reading all of these too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. lol-I'm in a lot of trouble in this post and I'm proud of it. I hope you'll like The Blossom Street series. I just love it and can't wait to see what you'll think of it. I expected to see some more Pretty Little Liars books coming home with you this week.

  4. Wow that is quite a collection of books! But you don't want to get home from the library wish you had picked up the book you left benind do you? I was steered towards Ella Minnow Pea by the Book Nudgers group on LibraryThing last year and loved it. the only other one on your pile I've read is Into The Woods and I can definitely recommend it. Happy reading!

  5. LOL! Just spreading the blame around huh?
    I got 2 of the graphic novels you posted about last week.
    That pile will keep you busy for a while.

  6. That is quite a haul! I have the Shop on Blossom Street on my shelf. I'm thinking it might be a good one to take on vacation next week:)

  7. Hey, at least you are on spring break this week. What else do you have to do but read. The only one I've read is The Shop On Blossom Street. It was good, hope you like it. Have fun!

  8. Did you need help carrying those out to the car, LOL? You can count schlepping these around as exercise. You know I love culinary fiction, is Fruit Baskets culinary manga?

  9. I've heard good things about both Fruit Basket and Vampire Knight. I hope you enjoy them!

  10. That's a lot of library loot but luckily you are among those who understand the obsession :)

    I really hope you enjoy In the Woods. Loved that book and The Likeness too. I need to get a copy of the Michelle Richmond book - that one sounds good to me.

  11. You are not alone! I can't believe that I have not been to the library this week yet. I have been trying to read my stack that is due tomorrow and I have read 6 of the 8 books so far! No. 7 is only 190 pages so I hope to be done with that tonight! LOL

    You will love the Blossom Street series.

    I will have you to blame for Cassandra and Jane!

    Happy reading.

  12. If you can read almost 50 books in just over a quarter of a year, you don't have a problem with library books, since you're reading most of them. I liked both Charing Cross and the Guernsey Book very much so I should dig out my copy of Ella Minnow Pea and get to it I guess. It never occurred to me to make an actual tbr list, it's just in my head. I wonder how ridiculous the number would be? Happy reading.

  13. You are maybe a little obsessed, Staci; but then, aren't all of us book bloggers? Well, most of us anyway. :-)

    You've got some great titles there. I hope to read No One You Know early next month. I've heard such great things about Michelle Richmond. In The Woods is another one I really want to read.

    Enjoy your library loot!

  14. I am reading Fruits Basket. I am just about to start book 5. I don't like it as much as Emma, but it is good in its own right...

  15. Staci,
    I have presented you with an award. Come by and pick it up :)

  16. Now I don't feel so badly every time I take home more books than I can read in 3 weeks! I thought I was the only one that did that! My husband calls me "greedy." Greedy for Books is okay by me, tho. :))

  17. Now I don't feel so badly every time I take home more books than I can read in 3 weeks! I thought I was the only one that did that! My husband calls me "greedy." Greedy for Books is okay by me, tho. :))

  18. What a great bunch of books! I have Ella Minnow Pea on my reading list - and since I want to be cool too I will have to add In The Woods!

  19. Staci, I am obsessed with books also so don't feel embaressed! You have a wonderful variety of books to choose from. I hope that you love the Blossom Street Series, Dar didn't steer you wrong. I enjoy this series very much. No One you Know is a great book, it was one of the first books I reviewed on my blog and for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

  20. You are quite ambitious with that stack of books. My nephew loves manga so I've tried a few and either they're not for me or I haven't found the right series.

  21. Since you've already read about 50 books this year, I think you're okay. Besides, what's wrong with a book obsession? I could think of way worse things you could be doing than maxing out your library card. ;) Okay, I know I'm not helping ease your addiction at all. I'm nothing if not a book enabler.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  22. I hope you enjoy Mrs. Perfect and Undercover! You have quite a haul there!

  23. Staci, I tried to read Ella Minnow Pea because a dear friend gave it to me, but I just couldn't. It was just too odd or something for me.

    I'll be interested to know how many of the 35 you read! (and like)


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