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Friday, March 12, 2010

Library Loot- An Addict in Recovery

A few days ago I made little stacks of books that I wanted to read for the upcoming weeks and into April. I get such a rush when I gaze upon them....definitely a strange person!! Anyway, here is what I've added to those stacks this past week. I'm struggling with finding a happy medium with the amount of books that I bring in and how many I can actually read before they're due!


Marriage and Other Acts of Charity - Kate Braestrup
I read her first book, a memoir of sorts, Here If You Need Me, and loved her honest voice. I'm really looking forward to reading this one as she shares her life with us. I'm also partly blaming Kathy (Bermudaonion) for her awesome review which nudged me into requesting this one from the library!


The Last Song- Nicholas Sparks
I saw the trailer for the movie based on this book and honestly, it made me want to read it!! I need a Sparks book every now and again!
Nicholas Sparks's new novel is at once a compelling family drama and a heartrending tale of young love.



Anthropology - Dan Rhodes
Blame for this book goes to JoAnn (Lakeside Musing). Her review of this book immediately had me putting a request in for it!! I so can't wait to read these short 101 word stories.


Faceless Killers  (Wallander #1) - Henning Mankell
Nan (Letters From a Hill Farm) raves about this writer and his books, so I felt the urgent need to experience it for myself!! With her help she has guided me to this book...thanks Nan!!
From Goodreads: At once a gripping mystery in the classic detective tradition and an incisive commentary on contemporary society, Faceless Killers introduces Swedish Inspector Kurt Wallander, a cop whose personal life is in shambles. Tenacious and levelheaded in his sleuthing, Wallander has to deal with an eruption of antiforeign sentiment as he searches for brutal killers.

Books Read in 2010 to date: 42
Number of Books Checked out from the library:22

18 comments:

  1. Nice loot! I'll be happy to take the blame for Marriage and Other Acts of Charity and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  2. Did I write this post?? LOL

    I get the same rush with my book piles, and my library trips as well --off to the library again today (twice a week) :)

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  3. I get excited too when I see books to be read. Except now that I use mostly my Kindle, I get excited when I browse my "wish list" at Amazon.

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  4. 42 books so far? Holy moley!

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  5. I've seen Marriage and Other Acts of Charity on several blogs. I'll be anxious to see what you think.
    Reasonable amount this week. It is a struggle to find the right amount of books. But I like to think that LL is sort of a support group about that. We support each others addiction :)

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  6. I miss the library :( I should go there..ok I did pick up 6 books today but they were all boring textbooks

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  7. I love to "play" with my stack of books too. I put Anthropology on request from the library too. JoAnn just made it sound so good.

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  8. I hope you like Anthropology - it was so different from anything I've ever read!

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  9. Great loot. I finally fell off the wagon!! I went to pick up two books and came home with 8 others. I was doing so well. But it was a banner day as they had quite a few new books in!! My stack is now at (I'm embarassed to say) 40.

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  10. You are not the only one that gets a big rush from looking at her stack of books to read.

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  11. You seem to balance reading very well. I'm so impressed with your reading lists! Enjoy your loot!

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  12. I want to read the Last Song too, can't wait to hear what you think of it!

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  13. i love me some sparks now and then too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  14. ha ha Welcome to the book loot heart fluttering club! I keep rearring my piles of books constantly changing the next one tbr. I just got The Girl from Junchow from the library yesterday. Not as much of a grabber as The Russian Concubine but I'm only about 1/3 into the book. A chunkster at 500 pages.

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  15. I need to read The Last Song.... I enjoyed Dear John very much and am anxious to see how this one unfolds.

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  16. My stacks are always bigger than what I can actually accomplish! I think it has something to do with being obsessed...(ahem)

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  17. 22 books from the library! That makes me laugh. I looked at my schedule for April and almost fainted. lol.

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  18. I want to read Faceless Killers, too. It may be on my TBR Shelf, but I'm not sure. I look forward to your thoughts if and/or when you get to it.

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