Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Library Loot- the last of 2009

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.

Where has this year went???? In terms of books, this was my best reading year ever! I can't even begin to put into words how much I was influenced (in a good way) by all of the blogs that I read. Without YOU I wouldn't have been introduced to cozy mysteries, heart-breaking stories, cleverly written masterpieces, and new-to-me authors.....for that I thank all of you!!

Here is the what I dragged home for the end of the year library loot!

The Magicians by Lev Grossman
** I'm blaming Diane of Bibliophile By the Sea for grabbing this book off the shelf!!
Thanks so much Diane for all of your wonderful reviews!

Crossing Washington Square by Joanne Rendell
** Blame is going to Dar at Peeking Between the Pages for this you didn't I????

Italian for Beginners by Kristin Harmel
** I'm passing this one off on a great review that I read at Unmainstreammomreads!

Books Read in 2009 to date: 188
Number of Books Checked out from the library:16

** I'm working on a list of books that I checked out over the year but never managed to read. I have plans to revisit these books in 2010 and read them for Support My Library Challenge. As I write this I've been feverishly reading my library books to try to whittle them down to a more manageable number. I think I can get 2 more read before I ring in the New Year. Wish me luck!


  1. I have to do more library time this new year - I signed up for the challenge too and I really dont do library... to many of my own to read - BUT I am going to change my ways... and get.... a library card (I know - can you believe I dont have one?)

  2. I'm trying to finish one book before the new year! I hope you finish yours!

  3. Good loot! :D
    It sure was my best reading yea ever too

  4. Good luck! And great question about this year.

  5. U know I thought of U the other I saw something pretty heartwarming ( to me at least! lol! ).... we were out and about on the 26th of December running errands and we passed one of the local libraries.... and the PARKING LOT was PACKED!! I was like...yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that's pretty cool!!!!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the books U got this time! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. I enjoyed The Magicians (even though it is not the type of book I would normally read). Enjoy

  7. I have the last two on my wish list too. Look forward to seeing what you think.
    I never would have thought I'd enjoy cozy mysteries before this year :)

  8. Crossing Washington Square is a nice and quick read. Enjoy your library reading and good luck squeezing in those lost 2 books. I am still very impressed with the number of books you've read this year!!

  9. I'm hoping to clear a good chunk of books off my shelf next year so I can eventually spend more time at the library. I'm not even talking review copies, I'm talking books I bought myself. My husband thinks I'm more a collector than a reader, but what does he know? LOL

    Enjoy your loot!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  10. LOL-yes you got me! I still haven't read it yet either. It's sitting by my bed waiting for me - note to self- must make time to read it.

    I've wanted to read the Magicians for a while. I'll wait to see what you think of it. lol.

  11. So many of these sound good! I'd like to read The Magicians one day. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it, Staci.

  12. I just focused on your final numbers. Wow! You must be a very fast reader as I know you have a job, blogs, hobbies, plus children. How do you do it? I'm amazed.

  13. Oh I'm glad I don't keep track of the books I checked out but didn't read - that would seriously bum me out! :)

    Wishing you luck so you get 2 more read!

  14. I'll be interested to see what you think of The Magicians - I think it was all over my head. I have the other two in my TBR pile.

  15. Oooh, The Magicians...I really want to read that one! Have you started it yet? Is it as good as it sounds?

  16. Italian for Beginners is also on my list due to excellent reviews. Those darn bloggers :)


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