Library Loot: February 25-March 4, 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!
I got a lot of loot this week, much of it children’s fiction due to Sarah’s post. The Green Knowe books were an absolute favourite of my childhood, but I thought there were only three-it turns out there are six!!! I would want to harass my mother for her obvious parental neglect ( ;) ), except this means I have three to discover as a grown-up. Anyway, on to the books!
The Children of Green Knowe, The Treasure of Green Knowe, The River of Green Knowe, all by L.M. Boston (this are the three in the series I’ve read, but of course now I need to reread them)
A Stranger at Green Knowe, An Enemy at Green Knowe, The Stones of Green Knowe, all by L.M. Boston (this are the three I haven’t read yet-I’m so excited!!)
The Diamond in the Window by Jane Langton (because the more the merrier with children’s lit), The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (for the Chunkster challenge-I’m in the mood for some swashbuckling, take-no-prisoners revenge!), The Magic Half by Annie Barrows (once again, I went on a bit of children’s lit spree)
River Town by Peter Hessler (for the World Citizen challenge-the only category I have left is ‘memoir,’ and I enjoyed Hessler’s other book), The Sounds of Poetry by Robert Pinsky (for the Reading Dangerously challenge, my second poetry appreciation book), Loot by Sharon Waxman (for the Art History challenge; gotta love the title in a Library Loot post!!)
Jackie Ormes by Nancy Goldstein (continuing the Black History kick; lately, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of a graphic history book) and Freedom’s Daughters by Lynne Olson (yet another Black History inspired book; I’m excited about the idea of a women’s history)
Want to play along?