Library Loot: November 10-16, 2010
The return of Library Loot! And of vlogging! Tis bittersweet, though. You see, my sister has this really nice (i.e. $600) digital video camera, and she said I could use it to record my vlogs. So on Friday, I went ahead and recorded it, was all ready to pop it on to my computer and get uploaded, when I found out that she lost her USB cord. And since it’s a Sony, the memory card won’t just load into my laptop. And the thing we need to make the memory card laptop-compatible isn’t stocked in stores anymore, so my sister had to order it online. Which means I’m stuck with fuzzy low-quality vlogs with weird lighting/colouring for another few weeks. Sorry about that! (Also, upon reviewing it, I realised that this is NOT an angle I should ever put the webcam at again. But at this point, I’ve recorded it like four times-to sort out video camera/webcam issues-on two separate days, and I will go insane if I have to rerecord again. So, I’m ignoring my vanity and posting anyway. ;) )
(Just fyi, when I used ‘Anglo-American’ to describe the nonfiction I read, I meant most of the nonfic authors are from either the US or UK. I recognised on watching it that the phrase (which can also mean Americans-of-English-descent) might be confusing, since I’ve mentioned elsewhere that I actively seek out nonfiction by POC authors. Attempting to become more precise in my word choices here!)
And the covers/linked titles:
All She Was Worth by Miyuke (I’m a mystery fan), Soul Made Flesh by Carl Zimmer (loved Microcosm), The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox (chasing bawa’s review and Teresa’s rec)
Africa’s World War by Gerard Prunier (I’m an international relations nerd), By the Sea by Abdulrazak Gurnah (Amy’s review of different Gurnah novel), American Vertigo by Bernard Henri Levy (I love Tocqueville)
Have you read any of these?