Library Loot: February 11-17, 2009
Library 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 my loot for the week:
Bad Samaritans by Ha-Joon Chang (for the World Citizen Challenge), Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo (for Black History Month), Belfast Diary by John Conroy (for the World Citizen Challenge)
Bloomability by Sharon Creech (I was in a YA mood), The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan (for the Science Book Challenge), Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson (for Black History Month)
The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany (for the What’s in a Name? Challenge), The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urea (for the Latin American Exploration Challenge), Trap for Cinderella by Sebastien Japrisot (for the Lost in Translation Challenge)
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (for the Dewey’s Books Challenge), The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright (for the Dewey’s Books Challenge), The Girl in the Castle in the Museum by Kate Bernheimer and Nicoletta Ceccoli (because of Nymeth’s Review: it’s for my niece, who’s visiting)
The Seance by John Harwood (because I loved his first novel), Shop Your Closet by Melanie Charlton Fascitelli (if you saw my closet you’d understand), No Name by Wilkie Collins
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder (for the World Citizen Challenge), The United States Constituion: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell (thanks to Debi’s review and Obama’s chapter on the Constituion in The Audacity of Hope)
That’s a lot of books, right? But before you start judging me, realise that I’ve already read seven, and I’m working on an eighth! ;) A lot of them were ‘lighter’ reads: either short, or YA, or both.
Want to play along?