Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Library Loot- November 11

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

I broke down and requested a few books this past week!!

Surrender Bay: A Nantucket Love Story by Denise Hunter
** This is Christian fiction and I think I clicked on an advertisement of this book on Goodreads. I went to her website and liked what I read...has anyone read this one???

Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters
**This is a GLBT YA book about two girls who are in a relationship until it becomes violent. Sounds pretty intense. For some reason I want to blame Michelle of Michelle's Bookshelf for this one!! Did I blame the wrong person????

Family Album by Penelope Lively
** This one was featured on Shelf Awareness and it sounded like a great read (family secrets) so away I went and requested it from my library!!

Creature of the Night by Kate Thompson
** I read about this one in my current School Library Journal...sounds good and creepy. It's about a house where a murder has taken place and Bobby who lives there now is starting to notice strange and eerie events taking place.

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith
** I really forgot how I heard about this one (CRS Syndrome) but it does sound interesting. This was published as a serial in The Scotsman newspaper.

Books Read in 2009 to date: 158
Number of Books Checked out from the library:20
Book Blogger Buddies Recommendations TBR List: 278 last week 285 this week


  1. It looks like you have some great books here I think! Surrender Bay has such a pretty cover and I have a soft spot for christmas stories. Plus I adore Nantucket! I hope this is a good one!

    Family Album Sounded great to me - I saw it on Shelf Awareness too. Great get!
    And you can't go wrong with Alexander McCall Smith!

    Happy Reading!

  2. I walk free again, no blame on me :)

  3. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it looks like your library pile got BIG again!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Great loot this week. I have a couple of books that I need to go and pick up. I have like every book of Denise's that I've read so far and Surrender Bay is no exception.

  5. You found some great loot! Family album really caught my eye. Isn't it funny how our wish lists keep growing?

  6. These all look great. I just read a review of Lively's book and added it to my list. Have been meaning to read something other than The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by McCall Smith, too. Enjoy!

  7. You have a couple I'm interested in too: Family Album and 44 Scotland Street. They are just up my alley. I'm going to see if I can put a hold on them.

  8. I haven't heard of any of them. You are always introducing me to new and interesting books.

  9. Family Album caught my eye, but they all sound good. Hope you enjoy them.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  10. Great books! I SO want to read Rage, too! I read good things about it, and I am particularly curious about it since it sounds a lot like a wannabe-novel I wrote when I got out of high school! Hehe!

  11. Some great books there Staci. Family Album is waiting for me at the library. Hope u enjoy all of your books.

  12. Lots of good ones there. Enjoy!

  13. I've never thought to keep track of the number of books I read. Sometimes I love a book and 3 days later I'm done. Other books, while I want to know what happens, it can take me a month to finish. You have an impressive total.

  14. Surrender Bay sounds so good. Anything to do with Nantucket Bay is of interest to me.

  15. About 44 Scotland Street - I wasn't so wild about this first in the series. In the days I rated books, I gave it a B, and this is what I noted in my journal:
    'At first I liked this book so much. Not an A+, but still very good. Then I found myself getting sick of some characters. They got bizarre and boring and their stories didn't really proceed. By the end, I was just slogging along to finish.'
    And THEN, I read the second one - Espresso Tales, and I was hooked! I gave it an A+ and wrote:
    'This book is one of my reader mysteries. I read the first one, 44 Scotland Street, and thought it was okay but mostly wanted it to be done. For some strange reason, when I saw this offered at Recorded Books, I was excited to read it. And when I listened, I simply adored it. Other than the Portuguese Verbs books, I just love AMS. He is probably my favorite living male fiction writer.'

    And since then I've read the next two and loved them as well. Yes, some of the characters are a bit over the top, but I've become so fond of them, eccentricities and all.

  16. I'm going to the library today and can;t wait. Enjoy your loot :)


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