Thursday, March 18, 2010

Library Loot- March 18th

Hosted by Eva at A Striped Armchair and Marg at Reading Adventures.
We share what we each picked up at the library during the week.

My library loot today has made me extremely giddy!! I put a bunch of new releases on request and somehow it always works out that I receive almost all of them at the same time. Today was no exception. As I look at all of the books I have checked out, I wonder if I will get them all read??? Good thing the forecast for the weekend is rain!!! I need a good excuse not to leave the house!!

Now for the blame game!!

Before I Fall- Lauren Oliver
Michelle - Michelle's Bookshelf   gets the honors for this one. She has an awesome YA blog and I get a lot of great recommendations from her!
** What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? 

The Girl Who Chased the Moon- Sarah Addison Allen
** I've been coveting this book for months. Ever since I saw it featured on Girls Just Reading back in 2009, I've wanted to get my hands on it!!
Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world…no matter how out of place they feel. 

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Alan Bradley
** Loved this first book in this series and I'm anxious to meet up again with Flavia de Luce again!! Really can't blame anyone for this one....darn!
Flavia de Luce, a dangerously brilliant eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders. This time, Flavia finds herself untangling two deaths—separated by time but linked by the unlikeliest of threads.

Mornings in Jenin - Susan Abulhawa
** I first read about this one on Wendy's blog- Caribou's Mom. I thought it sounded like a fantastic read so I had to request it.
Forcibly removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. There, exiled from his beloved olive groves, the family patriarch languishes of a broken heart, his eldest son fathers a family and falls victim to an Israeli bullet, and his grandchildren struggle against tragedy toward freedom, peace, and home. This is the Palestinian story, told as never before, through four generations of a single family.

So Much For That - Lionel Shriver
** I've searched everywhere to figure out where I read about this one and I'm coming up empty!! Oh well, I'll blame it on my CRS syndrome that I experience every once in a while!!
After his wife is diagnosed with cancer, Shep Knacker sees his dream of retiring to a developing country slip away, along with all the money in his once-plentiful bank account, as he tries to navigate America's labyrinthine health-care system. (sounds like a fitting read right about now!!)

Books Read in 2010 to date: 47
Number of Books Checked out from the library:24


  1. Fantastic loot, Staci! I've heard great things about the Sarah Addison Allen and the Bradley.

  2. I'm reading the Flavia book right now. Pretty good. I don't think it's as good as the first, but maybe because the Flavia was so unique, and now I know what to expect of her.

  3. I featured So Much for That as a WoW pick awhile back. I want it!

  4. 'so much for that' sounds good! :):):):):):):):):) that's a lot of loot my friend!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. I haven't read any of those books, but I've read lots of great reviews for Before I Fall, so I've moved it up in my TBR pile.

  6. I've only read The Girl Who Chased The Moon (review will be posted tomorrow) - loved it like I've loved all her books!

  7. Sounds awesome :D
    Perhaps I should make a post too with my 6 novels, adn 18 textsbooks for uni

  8. Before I fall is on my tbr list. I'm sure it will move up when you post your review. Great loot!

  9. nice selection--I love you "blame game".

  10. What a great selection! Hope you have time to read them all.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  11. HAVE to move The Girl Who Chased the Moon to the top of this list! It is fantastic and a quick read except you'll be wishing for another book to read by this author when you're done!! I just finished it and my review is posted today.

  12. i think you will enjoy: The Weed That Strings...... and Girl Who Chased the Moon...enjoy Staci

  13. That's a lot of good stuff for one library trip!

  14. You definitely got a bunch of good ones all at once. Good luck with your reading!

  15. Wow! Every single one of these sounds terrific. I am waiting with baited breath for your reviews. :-)

  16. I've decided you have one of the best libraries in the country. You always seem to get the best books.

  17. Wow! You did get some great titles!

  18. I think that I have most of these on my TBR list. You got a good haul of books!

  19. The Girl Who Chased the Moon is fantastic! A very fast read - I couldn't put it down. Enjoy!

  20. Now that is great loot! I really must get to Sarah Adsison allen soon, and I am very envious of the new Alan Bradley - it's not out in the UK yet. Enjoy your books!

  21. You picked up some great books! I really very much want to read Before I Fall, and Mornings in Jenin sounds really interesting.

  22. You've got some good ones! Can't speak for the rest, but The Girl Who Chased the Moon is a quick read.

  23. These all sound good and are books I hope to read one day. I recently bought a copy of Mornings in Jenin, as a matter of fact. I hope you enjoy your reading!


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