Friday, March 26, 2010

Library Loot

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.

The Pull of the Moon- Elizabeth Berg
Blaming this one on JoAnn (Every Day Matters)- When JoAnn tells me to read a book....I do it!!!
From Goodreads:"Turning 50 seems to turn women crazy. When Nan hits this mark, she hits the road, leaving behind her home and husband. Driving west from Boston, she consults only her own pleasure. And while this sounds easy, it is often arduous for Nan, who can hardly remember what her own pleasure is...[The Pull of the Moon] is upbeat from beginning to end.

Out of My Mind- Sharon Draper
Blaming myself for this one! I've read other books by Draper and loved them, plus the premise is so intriguing that I couldn't resist this one!
Goodreads: From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes Out of My Mind, the story of a brilliant girl that no one knows about because she cannot speak or write.

Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation #2)- Lauren Willig
Blaming my co-worker for this one because if she hadn't recommended Pink Carnation, then I wouldn't have felt compelled to get the next in the series!!
From Goodreads:The Masque of the Black Tulip opens with the murder of a courier from the London War Office, his confidential dispatch for the Pink Carnation stolen. Meanwhile, the Black Tulip, France's deadliest spy, is in England with instructions to track down and kill the Pink Carnation. Only Henrietta Uppington and Miles Dorrington know where the Pink Carnation is stationed. Using a secret code book, Henrietta has deciphered a message detailing the threat of the Black Tulip. Meanwhile, the War Office has enlisted Miles to track down the notorious French spy before he (or she) can finish the deadly mission. But what Henrietta and Miles don't know is that while they are trying to find the Black Tulip (and possibly falling in love), the Black Tulip is watching them.

Love is the Best Medicine- Nicholas Trout
Can't figure out who to blame for this one....
From Goodreads: Love is the Best Medicine immerses readers in the true life drama of beloved pets whose lives hang in the balance.  Every page underscores the profound bond we have with the animals in our lives and the incredible responsibility Nick carries as their healer.

I, Alex Cross- James Patterson
Blaming myself for this one. I love Alex Cross and when I saw this book in a playaway version I had to grab it up. I'm listening to this one when I walk after work.

Books Read in 2010 to date: 53
Number of Books Checked out from the library:19


  1. Good loot! The carnation one looks cool

  2. Black Tulip and Love is the Best Medicine have amazing covers --love to read the one about pets. enjoy

  3. can't wait to hear what u think of alex cross...the commercials of him talking about this book have just cracked me up! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Out of My Mind sounds wonderful - I love the title and the cover!

  5. Great loot. New to Elizabeth Berg so I will check out that book. Love the cover with the dog on it. Have a great weekend!

  6. I read The Pull of the Moon many years ago and remember liking it very much. I still read Alex Cross books too. I've dropped some of my series, but this is one that I can't seem to quit on. Enjoy!

  7. Well, good luck with the 'Moon' book.:<) Here's what I wrote six years ago:

    'It was well written, and interesting, and made some good points, but I so disliked the main character and the way she lived
    her life that I found it difficult to read sometimes.'

  8. They all look good! I am going to have to read the pink carnation series now!

  9. It has been awhile sine I read anything by Patterson. I need to pick another of his books up. Enjoy your loot!

  10. Great loot! I love the cover of Out Of My Mind.

  11. I love the pink carnation series!

  12. The cover of Love is the best medicine always makes me laugh!!

  13. I looked for The Pink Carnation today when I was there and they didn't have it. Drat!

    I just read I, Alex Cross last week, enjoy!

  14. Well I can't be blamed for any of those since I've never even read any of them. lol.

  15. Ah the Black Tulip...I knew Miles would get involved eventually :) ENjoy the books!

  16. I've just checked out another Elizabeth Berg novel that Pull of the Moon caught my attention. Based on what Nan said, now I'm wondering. I'm curious what you think.

    I've been meaning to mention that I really like your new theme. It seems so organized and clear but then I have always liked the appearance of your blog.

  17. You got some great books if I were to judge by the covers. I haven't heard of anything but the James Patterson.

  18. I love the cover with the dog! Enjoy your finds.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  19. I like the cover of The cClor of Water. I'd read it just for the graphics!

  20. Great loot and a fantastic juxtaposition of covers. Did you planthat?!

  21. You wrote "The Pull of the Moon- Elizabeth Berg
    Blaming this one on JoAnn (Every Day Matters)- When JoAnn tells me to read a book....I do it!!!"

    UH OH - I am feeling a lot of pressure! Hope you like it....but maybe youare too young. I was in the same life/age place as Nan when I read it.

    In Berg's later book, "Ordinary People", one of the stories is entitled "Martin's Letter to Nan" - a good follow-up to this book.

  22. These are all new to me; can't wait to hear what you think!

  23. The Pull of the Moon is one of my favorites! It was my introduction to Berg and I've been a fan ever since. Hope you love it!

  24. I just read & reviewed The Masque of the Black Tulip. I always have moments that I don't totally buy in the series, but they are such fun escape reads! I'm excited to get going on the third in the series. Hope you enjoy it, and can't wait to read your review!

  25. I literally just saw a review of Out of My Mind on someone else's blog and put it on my TBR List. I think it sounds great!


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