Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Library Loot- May 13

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

I've been extremely good this week. In fact, over the weekend I took a long hard look at my huge library pile. I had to get real and ask myself how many of these books could I really get done in the amount of time I had them. After careful consideration I returned 9 books.....and then quickly acquired 4 more!! I know what you're thinking...doesn't make sense Staci!! Let me defend myself on one point...3 of them were holds that I THOUGHT I had suspended until August. Not sure why that didn't work but they showed up so I felt like I HAD to take them. The fourth one, Maisie Dobbs, I just had to get. I'd seen so many fantastic reviews of the latest Dobbs novel so I decided that I needed to start at the beginning with this series. Here are the 4 books that I brought home.

Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love edited by Anne Fadiman
--I saw this on someone's blog and felt compelled to read these stories.

Weetzie bat by Francesca Lia Block
--I forgot why I wanted to read this book. I just read on Goodreads a few reviews that described this book as "being on a bad acid trip." Great. I'm not a big fan of weird! Has anyone read this one?

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
- I read and loved Booklogged at A Reader's Journal review of Among the Mad but I can never start a series in the middle so I got the first one.

George and Sam: Two boys, One family, and Autism by Charlotte Moore
-Nick Hornby recommended this one in his book, Polysyllabic Spree. I have to interact with students that have autism and am astounded daily by their unique gifts. Sounds like it's going to be a good read.

To Read List Total today 4/29/2009: 744
Last Week's To Read List total 4/15/2009: 737
Books Read in 2009 to date: 69
Number of Books Checked out from the library: 23


  1. I love Masie Dobbs :D
    No time for looting for me when i work in a library at the moment...weird i know, lol

  2. I really want to read Maisie Dobbs! Nan, at Letters From A Hill Farm, reviewed George and Sam not too long ago.

  3. I love the whole Maisie Dobbs series, but the first and 4th are the best! Enjoy! (BTW - it is a quiet series)

  4. Rereadings looks great. Will have to be on the lookout for that one.

  5. These look great!!! I wanna read George & Sam! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. I've never even heard of Weetzie Bat, but I have to say the cover looks like an acid trip!

  7. I hope you enjoy Maisie Dobbs, Staci! Good series. :)

  8. Maisie Dobbs is wonderful. I hope you'll enjoy it and will continue with the series. I've already read Among The Mad so now just patiently waiting for the next Maisie book!

  9. I think coming home with only four books shows you have self control. An interesting variety there too. Happy reading. My LL post is up.

  10. I love those covers...very colorful and bright

  11. I'm just as bad, I have 15 books that are due by Friday and I don't want to give up any of them! I'll have to see which ones can be renewed!

  12. I REALLY want to read all of those!

  13. Rereadings sounds interesting. I might have to put it on the list.
    You gotta take home the books on hold!

  14. Well now, there isn't a single one there that you can blame on me. lol.

  15. As always, these sound good! I should probably look at my library pile and do the same thing but not today :)

  16. I have the Maisie book in my TBR and have heard that it is a wonderful series. I hadn't heard about George & Sam and I'll be interested in your review of the book. Autism is on the rise and so many children and families are effected. I know so many families effected by this and the students at your school are blessed to have someone that cares to read about autism, they are special children.

  17. A great set of books! I love Maisie Dobbs and I've heard a lot of praise for George & Sam. Enjoy!

  18. You're still five in the's not like you checked out 9 more books :)
    Happy reading!


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