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Library Loot: March 1st to 8th

March 8, 2013

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

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Titles Mentioned

  • Plum Bun by Jessie Fauset
  • Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami
  • Findings by Kathleen Jamie
  • Slavery and Social Death by Orlando Patterson
  • Book was There by Andrew Piper
  • Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumaker
  • Mrs. Malory Wonders Why by Hazel Holt
  • The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Divorce Islamic Style by Amara Lakhous
  • Family Album by Penelope Lively
  • The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar
  • Saving the World by Julia Alvarez
  • The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesy
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  1. March 8, 2013 1:57 pm

    Wow! What a generous library you have – however many books are you allowed to take out? Or is this the loot from several libraries?
    We live in a rural area and have no big libraries to hand, but several small (reasonably well stocked, if haphazard) libraries, so we have registered with all of them and have had to organise two shelves for our library books (by date, reader and library they are from).

  2. boardinginmyforties permalink
    March 8, 2013 3:29 pm

    Nice to see you back on your video library loot. I’ve been wanting to read The Flight of Gemma Hardy for awhile. I’m not tied to Jane Eyre and won’t be sensitive to a rewrite either. I’ll be interested to see what you think about this one.

  3. March 9, 2013 7:27 am

    look forward to your view on the Kawakami have just read another book by same writer ,all the best stu

  4. aartichapati permalink
    March 9, 2013 11:16 am

    Yay, The Lions of Al-Rassan! That is by far my favorite Kay book, leaps and bounds above Tigana, in my humble opinion :-)

  5. March 10, 2013 3:34 pm

    The subtitle of Small is Beautiful sounds intriguing. I think I started to read Plum Bun once but didn’t finish it for some reason. I look forward to your thoughts on it – to see if I should pick it up again. I had to laugh a little during your review – the way you said “Ernest Hemingway . . . has his own shelf.” haha. But yeah, I feel like I don’t read a lot of those in-between generations of books – those between the “classics” and the present day. I wonder if it’s just that they are not as available as you noticed with your branch library.

  6. March 10, 2013 5:36 pm

    I was coming over to visit for some translated fiction ideas, and you didn’t disappoint! Both “Manazuru” and “Divorce Islamic Style” sounds pretty interesting.

  7. March 10, 2013 8:19 pm

    I have a copy of Plum Bun that I haven’t read yet. But I have read Family Album by Penelope Lively and I am waiting with bated breath to find out whether you like it or not… I adore Lively.

  8. March 10, 2013 9:29 pm

    I enjoyed Divorce Islamic and I hope you do too. I also like Europa Editions. Nice to see you back with a vblog!
    Here’s a link to my review of Divorce Islamic in case you wanna read it:

    http://maphead.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/the-return-of-amara-lakhous/

  9. March 10, 2013 10:11 pm

    I’m interested to hear your thoughts on The Flight of Gemma Hardy—it’s an odd bird.

  10. March 11, 2013 5:11 pm

    Why yes, I did enjoy your video! Very much, in fact! And Max happens to be in the room with me, but can’t see my computer screen from where he is. When I started playing your vlog, he gives me this funny look and asks, “What are you watching? That sounds like Eva!” :)
    Hmmm, I think I’m going to have to start writing essays…no, on second thought that’s a bad idea as it would ruin your track record. :P

  11. March 17, 2013 2:50 am

    Plum Bun and Book Was Here caught my eye this week. Oh, and I’d love to read the Korean chapter in Slavery and Social Death! Nice haul.
    Your hair looks great in this video.

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