Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Library Loot-February 18

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

This week I feel like I hit the jackpot!! Now we'll see how many I actually get through before I have to renew them!!

Who By Fire by Diana Spechler
So many great book reviews on this book that when I saw it on the shelf I had to immediately grab it! This excellent review can be read here at Musings of a Bookish Kitty . Tell me that you could resist this book after reading this review!

The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
This book has been on my TBR list forever so I decided to grab it again!! I checked it out a while back and never got around to it. I hope to finish it this time!

The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
I started reading this the other day and am totally enjoying his writings about books. Which ones he's bought and which ones he's actually read. This book is a compilation of the column that he use to write for The believer Magazine.

The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters by Lorraine Lopez

Remember that Weekly Geek post about covers? Well, I picked this strictly because I loved the cover. I've seen some reviews on Goodreads and while they're not the greatest, I'm going to try to read this without prejudice. Wish me luck!

Wake by Lisa McMann
The premise of this book sounds great and The Compulsive Reader loved it so that means I should read it!!!

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Because JoAnn and Mellymel said I should!!

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

I must read this because 1) I've been meaning to for years
2) It is about my favorite thing ever-chocolate
3) I would be a loser if I didn't!

Skim words by Mariko Tamaki, Drawings by Jillian Tamaki

I'm on a big graphic novel kick right now and the cover art sold me!! Once again, I'm a sucker for the cover!

I think I made a pretty good haul this time and because I love to make lists and let my OCD side win I must get these books put into my little reading calendar immediately!! My big goal this year is to read EVERYTHING I bring home from the library....unattainable I know but I'm giving it a run for its money!!!!

To Read List Total today 2/16/09 : 601
Last week's To Read List Total 2/4/2009: 528
Reading book blogs has become hazardous to my reading health!!


  1. Oooh, Skim! That one's on my wishlist. Enjoy your haul :D

  2. I loved Who By Fire. I hope you enjoy it, too! Happy reading!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  3. Good loot! I have The Gifted G Sisters on my stack and want to read Chocolat for one of the reading challenges.

  4. Chocolat really is a must-read. I don't think it means automatic loser-dom if you haven't read it, but definately comes close :)

    I've heard good things about The Polysyllabic Spree. I keep meaning to look out for it!

  5. Who by Fire and Wake both look great

  6. What a great bunch of books!!! There are a couple there that are on my TBR list too.

  7. You really do have a good haul here Staci. I've got a few of these on my shelf to read one of these days. lol.

  8. I read Literary Feline's review awhile ago of Who By Fire and instantly added it to my TBR list. I'm so jealous as I'm dying to read it :) Sounds like you got some great reads so enjoy!

  9. Good luck reaching your goal of reading all you bring home from the library!

  10. Very good haul, I'd say. If I had that goal of reading everything I brought home from the library, it would save the librarians hours in check-out time!

  11. Wake was great. And I have Who By Fire coming up!

  12. Excellent pickup from the library!

  13. You have quite a stack of books there! Keep us posted when you finish them all. I wish that I was a speed reader so that I can read more of the wonderful books that I have waiting TBR. I have Gifted Gabaldon Sisters and Olive Kitteridge on my TBR pile. I read Who by Fire and it was okay, not a favorite for me..I never wrote a review and should do that.

  14. A blogger recommended Chocolat to me and I enjoyed it. What I liked even more, that I didn't want the book to end, from Joanne Harris is Gentlemen and Players. It has an academic setting and will hold your breath until the last page!

  15. I've only read Chocolat from your spree, but the rest look interesting. I love the cover for Olive Ketteridge

  16. You totally hit the mother load! Chocolat, Wake, and The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters look great!


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