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Library Loot: September 23-30, 2009

September 23, 2009

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

Want to share your loot?

Here’s the vlog! As I mention in the video, my fibro has my sleeping schedule all flipped, so I’m actually really tired. Usually, I do a vlog on the same day I’ve gone out somewhere, so my makeup and hair is done, and I’m wearing pretty jewelry and clothes. But this morning I was too lazy to do more than shower, so you’re seeing minimal Eva: mascara, lipgloss, blush, and a headband so I don’t have to style my hair. ;) And since I’m tired, I don’t always make perfect sense! But I wanted to get the vlog up this morning, so there’s nothing for it!!!

And here are the covers, with the titles linked to Powells because I love you and want to save you the work. ;)
Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner (Part of my new exploration of Christianity.), Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby (I’ve never read a book about sports! And I love Hornby’s nonfiction about books.), White Mughals by William Dalrymple (World Citizen Challenge)

Gig by Marisa and John Bowe (Citizen Reader did interesting review!), A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong (lots of people recommended Armstrong for religious writing.), You’d Be So Pretty If… by Dara Chadwick (for fun!)

The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland (I’m going to try out a RL book club for first time, and this is their selection for next month.)

23 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2009 6:42 am

    You got some great books. I really want to try one of Nick Hornby’s.

  2. September 23, 2009 6:46 am

    I want my Eva vlog! I want my Eva vlog! I want my Eva vlog! So I’ll be back… :D

  3. September 23, 2009 6:50 am

    White Mughals is very interesting! I read it years ago – William Dalrymple is a good writer, and I love books about the Raj.

  4. September 23, 2009 7:23 am

    I love Nick Hornby!!! That said, I’ve never read Fever Pitch. I’m sure it’s fabulous though.

    I agree, an Eva vlog would be ever so nice ;)

  5. September 23, 2009 8:01 am

    Ah!!! Now I have two more I want to read! I guess it’s better to have TONS you want to read, than not enough. :) Thanks for sharing.

  6. September 23, 2009 8:01 am

    Lots of good books! Great loot!

  7. September 23, 2009 8:12 am

    Your loot looks great!!

  8. September 23, 2009 9:02 am

    Gig reminds me of a book by a professor I had in college, Jacqueline Jones. We had a whole class on American labor. It was really interesting; she also wrote a few books on it, one of which was American Work. She gave us all signed copies at the end of the class (it was a small class) but I haven’t even read mine yet! The history of labor is really fascinating for me.

  9. September 23, 2009 9:02 am

    Oh, I’m really interested to hear how the Armstrong book is! I’ve also heard her recommended a lot for religion. Actually, I thought I had at least one of her books but didn’t see it when I reorganized, odd.

  10. September 23, 2009 9:10 am

    You said you’ve never read a sports book – well, you’re selling yourself short on this one Eva! You read Outcasts United not too long ago! :)
    You look perfectly great in your vlog, I don’t know what you’re talking about with no makeup… don’t even worry!
    I hope you feel better soon.

  11. September 23, 2009 9:30 am

    Girl Meets God was a very thoughtful read. I have the Nick Hornby sitting here (it’s been here for years but I really do want to read it sometime). And White Mughals has me interested as I thoroughly enjoyed Dalrymple’s City of Djinns that I read a couple of years ago. Good loot you got there.

  12. September 23, 2009 11:03 am

    BermudaOnion, go read The Polysyllabic Spree! Soon!

    Debi, LOL-I got it up extra fast for you!

    Jenny, I’m glad you enjoyed it. :D

    Heather, thank you! And Hornby’s awesome!

    Becky, lol-which two?!

    Linda, thanks!

    Staci, thank you!

    Meghan, what a neat sounding class!

    Jen, isn’t it frustrating when books disappear? I actually just found a couple I thought I’d lost when I reorganised my shelves.

    Heather, lol-I guess you could massage it to count! And thanks so much re: makeup!

    Kristen, it definitely seemed thoughtful from the first few pages that I read. I’m glad you like Dalrymple’s writing!

  13. September 23, 2009 11:46 am

    :D I’m a much more smiley Debi now!

    You’d Be So Pretty If… my library actually has it! I saw it today. Didn’t get it because I’m determined to finish what I have started first, but I was very happy to know they do own it.

  14. September 23, 2009 12:05 pm

    I’m sure Fever Pitch is fiction based loosely on his experience of being a footbal supporter of my teams greatest rival. Haven’t read the book but the film is great.

  15. September 23, 2009 12:11 pm

    I’ve been curious about the Nick Hornby ever since I saw the movie (both of them, really). Will be waiting to see what you think of it!

  16. September 23, 2009 12:59 pm

    I’m so glad you’ve got one of Lauren Winner’s books to read. I’ve read all of her books and am surprised that I didn’t think to recommend them to you. So glad someone did! I look forward to your thoughts. Looks like she has gotten her Ph.D. and is on the faculty at Duke Divinity School since the last time I checked in on her.

  17. September 23, 2009 1:08 pm

    You look lovely as you are. Great books this week. I like the look of The Forest Lover.

  18. September 24, 2009 1:36 am

    Debi, aww! I’m glad your library has it too!

    Katrina, I just triple-checked, and the book itself is nonfiction-it’s a memoir/essay collection. BUT both movie versions fictionalise the story.

    Melissa, I’ve seen the first half of the American movie and enjoyed it!

    Terri, I didn’t realise she has other books-that’s exciting!

    Vivienne, thank you so much. :) I love the cover of The Forest Lover too!

  19. September 24, 2009 6:46 am

    You’d Be So Pretty If . . . sounds great. Can’t wait to see your review of it! :)

    I’m on a “only check out 2 nonfiction books at a time” plan because I tend to go overboard & get like 32 at once that I can never finish before they’re due AND I already have 2 going right now, so all that to say: I’m looking forward to your review. :)

  20. September 24, 2009 9:45 am

    Ooh it’s been a long time since I’ve read anything by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity was my favourite!). I should go see what my library has of him. His new book Juliet, Naked sounds pretty good too.

  21. September 24, 2009 9:15 pm

    Great books, Eva! I’m especially interested in Gig. Sounds fascinating!

  22. September 24, 2009 9:21 pm

    Gig sounds interesting to me. I love nonfiction, but it takes me twice as long as fiction to read for some reason so lately I’ve been neglecting it!!

  23. September 24, 2009 10:59 pm

    Kelly, I go overboard too-I like having a variety! :) You’d Be So Pretty If is a really fast read.

    Olduvai, I just read High Fidelity last month (my first experience w/ Hornby’s fiction) and while I liked the writing I loathed Rob. So I didn’t really enjoy the book, and I’m hesitant to read another of his novels.

    Andi, thanks!

    Rebecca, I try to have a variety of nonfiction so that I have easy breezy nonfic books as well as the more intense, take-forever kind!

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