Library Loot: January 6-12, 2010
Library 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!
It’s the first Wednesday of 2010 guys…can you believe it?! And here I am with probably the least amount of loot ever…three books! Can you even believe that?! lol I have this weird flu/cold thing, so I’m not up to vlogging (believe me, you wouldn’t enjoy it), so I’ll just ramble a bit about each of the titles. ;) Trust me: this common sense approach to library checkouts won’t last long; I have 13 holds waiting for me to pick up! lol
I’m so excited about Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf! I love Woolf’s writing, and Mrs. Dalloway is no exception. I read it for the first time in 2006, pre-blogging days, and I’m delighted to be rereading it as the first part of Woolf in Winter. There’s a really good group of bloggers planning to join in on the discussion, and I’m seriously in love with the whole idea of read-a-longs. (It’s not too late to join in either!)
A looooong time ago, I saw a preview for an awesome looking movie about a weird circus that had one of my favourite actors in it: John Reilly. Youtube won’t let me embed the trailer, but you can watch it here. Awesome looking, right?! I have a bit of a thing for circuses…not real ones, which upset me with their treatment of animals, but literary ones. Then I discovered that the movie was based on a graphic novel series, so I put the first volume Cirque du Freak: a Living Nightmare by Darren Shan on hold. Apparently, lots of other people had the same idea, so it just arrived. I’m totally going to count it towards the Graphic Novels Challenge 2010 too.
I was looking up a different book in my library’s catalogue, when all of a sudden Against the Grain by Jax Peters Lowell popped up. The subtitle, A Slightly Eccentric Guide to Living Well Without Gluten or Wheat totally jumped out at me, since in June I was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance. So I put it on hold on a whim. I’ve flipped through it a bit, and while it’s older than I expected (1995, before GF was in the public light at all), the chapter titles are hilarious, and there’s this awesome appendix that has an explanation of gluten intolerance written in all sorts of languages, so that if you’re travelling you can photocopy the relevent one and show it to your waiter! I’m hoping I really enjoy this one. :)
There you have it…possibly my shortest Library Loot ever, hehe. I’ve still got plenty of leftover loot that I’ve been reading, and I can’t wait to pick up my new stuff soon!