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Library Loot: January 21-27

January 21, 2009

library-lootLibrary Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by myself and Alessandra 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!

Here’s what I got from the library this week:
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Top Row: Vegan Lunch Box by Jennifer McCann (to increase my vegan recipes), From a Whisper to a Scream by Charles de Lint (because I’m reading the Newford books in order and this is next on the list!), The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke (for the Sci-Fi Experience)
Bottom Row: The Innkeeper’s Song by Peter Beagle (because he’s a new favourite author), Vintage Knits by Sarah Dallas (to remind myself why I’m learning to knit), Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (for the Sci-Fi Experience; although me reading Card does not mean I agree with his anti-homosexuality statements-I vehemently disagree)

Well that’s it for me this week-I’m keeping it light since I’m still working through books from the last two weeks!

Want to play along?

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27 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2009 8:23 am

    Try “The Last Unicorn” by Beagle – beautifully written, really touches deep on human emotion through a “fairy tale”. And much better than the movie….

  2. January 21, 2009 8:28 am

    These look great! I never remember to check out cookbooks from the library. I get too distracted by other books :)

  3. January 21, 2009 8:30 am

    Ender’s Games is one of my son’s favorite books. I’d love to see what’s in Vegan Lunch Box.

  4. January 21, 2009 8:40 am

    I have a copy of Ender’s Game that I’ve been meaning to read for months. Vintage Knits looks good, and I’d love to hear some of the recipes from the Vegan Lunch Box, too.

  5. January 21, 2009 8:47 am

    That is a light week for you…that will only last you for a long afternoon, won’t it? ;)

  6. January 21, 2009 8:55 am

    Christina, I’m saving The Last Unicorn. ;)

    Samantha, I love getting cookbooks from the library!

    BermudaOnion, it’s a really cool cookbook. :D

    Jessi, Vintage Knits is great!

    Debi, lol-I’ve still got so many books left over from the last two weeks. :D

  7. January 21, 2009 9:11 am

    Will do my LL post tomorrow!

  8. January 21, 2009 10:06 am

    I want to read Ender’s Game, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Here’s my post:

    http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/library-loot-january-21.html

  9. January 21, 2009 11:36 am

    From A Whisper to a Scream is supposed to be really good, yet really disturbing. It’s one of the horror books that he originally wrote under the pen name of Samuel Key. Can’t wait to see what you think of it!

    I was surprised when the stuff got out about OSC’s views on homosexuality. He released a statement reputing most of it, or reframing it, but I was still surprised. If you read The Homecoming series or Songmaster, you’ll see that he has respect for his gay characters. The gay character in Homecoming is probably the respectable character in the novel. And while I’ve yet to read Songmaster, it centers around a gay character as well. I’m guessing some of those views are just ingrained, which is sad, due to his strict mormon background.

  10. fleurfisher permalink
    January 21, 2009 11:40 am

    Six books is light?! But they do all look interesting!

  11. January 21, 2009 11:49 am

    Aw, Card was a good writer (I like his earlier stuff, like Ender), even if he’s a bit wacky now.

  12. lena permalink
    January 21, 2009 1:56 pm

    I keep meaning to read Ender’s Game! I look forward to your review! As for that being a “light” load…. I’m not so sure!

  13. January 21, 2009 2:11 pm

    Do you ever finish all the books you borrow? He he. I usually don’t. There might be one or two that I return without reading. :) I’m looking forward to your Ender’s Game review. A friend keeps recommending it to me but I keep “forgetting” to pick it up.

  14. January 21, 2009 3:09 pm

    I have a soft spot for Peter Beagle. I re-read The Last Unicorn every four or five years. I also loved A Fine and Private Place though I’ve not re-read it for decades now. Man, I’m old.

  15. January 21, 2009 5:27 pm

    Eva –

    I adored Ender’s Game and ended up reading the whole Ender’s series (there’s three others that follow). I think it was the only sci-fi series that I got into/enjoyed. I met him a couple of years ago, six or seven (?), and he seemed pretty witty. I didn’t realize that he got wacky about homosexuality or other political views? Outrageous.

    Cheers!

    C

  16. January 21, 2009 5:36 pm

    Eva are you a Vegan? I had no idea. How did I miss that?

  17. January 21, 2009 6:56 pm

    Ender’s Game rocks!! I haven’t been to the library this week so I can’t play but I’m picking some stuff up on Saturday!!

  18. January 22, 2009 4:55 am

    I love, love, love the idea for this meme. I’m definitely going to start participating! :)

  19. January 22, 2009 7:53 am

    I don’t generally read Sci-Fi, but a friend loaned me Ender’s Game saying it was one of her favorite books. So, I started reading it, and then I totally could not put it down because it was such a page-turner. I did think there was some weird pseudo-religious stuff at the end that kind of blew, but the bulk of the book and the main story are VERY good. Enjoy!

  20. stacybuckeye permalink
    January 22, 2009 7:57 am

    Loved Ender’s Game. It was one of my favorote books last year.

  21. January 22, 2009 5:33 pm

    I didn’t mean to stop at the library this week but I had a book on hold and well you know how that goes :)

    You’ll have to show us what you make from the Vintage Knits book!

  22. January 23, 2009 5:13 am

    I don’t think that De Lint book is set in Newford. I got all excited for a moment when I saw that thinking that I’d missed something. I’m pretty sure that one is completely different from his usual urban fantasy which is kind of why it was first punlished under another name.

    However, the mystery/horror books are the few de Lint books that I haven’t yet read so please let us know if they are worth picking up.

  23. January 24, 2009 7:36 am

    Michelle, great!

    Alyce, great!

    Chris, that’s great to know-I don’t know much about the controversy, I just wanted to clarify my position since some of my close bloggy friends are gay or lesbian. :)

    Fleurfisher, lol-it is!

    Melissa, lol; I’ve read two of his books before, and I enjoyed them.

    Claire, sometimes I do, usually I don’t! :)

    CB, I love Beagle so far. :D

    Chris, I’m glad to hear such a good rec for Ender’s Game!

    Jessica, I’ve been a vegetarian for years, but I just went vegan as a new year’s resolution. So it’s pretty new. ;)

    Satci, great!

    Jill, wonderful. :D

    Steph, I’m glad it’s a page-turner!

    Stacy, awesome!

    Iliana, lol-I’m not sure my knitting is up to Vintage Knits yet. But if I get something done I will. :D

    Claire, I’m reading it as the next in order from the list on de Lint’s website. So there you go!

  24. January 24, 2009 7:23 pm

    I love to get cookbooks from the library. That way I can tell if it’s a winner or loser before buying.

    Thanks for running this! Such fun.

  25. January 27, 2009 11:04 pm

    Margaret, I love getting cookbooks for the same reason! :)

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