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Library Loot: June 8th to 14th

June 14, 2013

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader 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!


Titles Mentioned

  • At the Bottom of the Garden
  • The Kappa Child
  • Singled Out
  • Village Affairs
  • Questions of Travel
  • The Ministry of Pain
  • Surfacing
  • Julius
  • The Pig Farmer’s Daughter and Other Tales of American Justice
  • The Tale of the Four Dervishes of Amir Khusru
  • Tamarind Woman
  • The Virtuoso
  • Mrs. Malory and the Only Good Lawyer
  • The Iron Cage


P.S.: I’m finding formatting for LL posts difficult on my hands so experimenting w different solutions, hence the less than ideal presentation of the titles. I hope if you’re interested in a book, you can get enough info from the cover images to find it!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2013 8:34 am

    I keep seeing McKillip pop up everywhere, and Kelly strongly recommends that I read her. Thanks for the reminder! Looks like you got some great fiction, Eva.

  2. June 14, 2013 9:31 am

    You find so many great books for your library loot, and I know you read many of them, but have you ever tracked the actual percentage fo books checked out versus books read?

    • June 15, 2013 5:30 am

      Nope, I don’t track it. Assuming I read 20-40 books a month and check out 30-60 (total guess, btw), clearly it’s less than 100%. ;) Sometimes I try books & don’t care for them, so those get returned unread. I do try to at least flip through each book before I return it so I know whether I should check it out again some day!

      The exception are books I ILL: I read all of those, since I know I won’t be able to just get them again when the mood strikes.

  3. June 14, 2013 12:44 pm

    Hi Eva, I don’t believe I’ve commented on your blog before, though I have read it for a while. I recently read and reviewed “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki and I think you might like it because of its mixture of Japanese, American and Canadian life and culture. So, just thought I’d leave that here. :)

    • June 15, 2013 5:55 am

      Hi Elana! I actually have that one out from the library, it just got missed when I was doing the vlog. :) Thanks so much for commenting & recommending it to me!

      • June 16, 2013 3:05 pm

        Haha, that you would actually have it out when I commented! That’s funny! Well, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :)

  4. queenofthepark permalink
    June 14, 2013 5:27 pm

    I just read Questions of Travel and really loved it. Recommended it to my 30 something daughter and she also fell for it. It is up for some important prizes here in Australia. Quite special. ENJOY!!
    Another irresistible library loot. And that Thistle!! Very nearly as cute as daughter’s Cavoodle Rafferty !! Thistle is certainly better behaved.

  5. Alex in Leeds permalink
    June 15, 2013 7:52 am

    I’m another myth/fairytale lover and fan of Sara Maitland so At The Bottom of the Garden got my attention straight away. Hope it turns out to be as deliciously intriguing as the title. :)

  6. June 16, 2013 10:20 am

    I read a book by Margriet de Moor last year and I liked it, even though I didn’t think it was stellar. I’m curious to hear what you think of this one (even by tweet!) I haven’t read it though I have heard about the title. (Also, I think the second pronounciation (my sound is very bad though here) sounds more like the Dutch name :))

    At the Bottom of the Garden sounds really good :)

    I have been meaning to read Ugrešić for forever, given how much Amy likes her books.

    You picked out so many books that sound lovely! I’m also curious about your thoughts on Surfacing. I read it, I think last year.. and wasn’t in love with it, but it might not have been the best Atwood to start with for me. I have since enjoyed some other of her books.

  7. June 16, 2013 6:11 pm

    Your library loot videos are always so fun. I already can’t wait for the next one – 19 holds!
    I had not heard of the Sandra Cisneros book you mentioned. I have to look for that. And, the Cassandra Chan sounds like a mystery series I must check out.

  8. June 16, 2013 8:19 pm

    It looks like you’ve got a few good Canadian books in this batch of loot! :) And I am pleased to hear that you have Ozeki’s book — I loved it, despite starting it and putting it down twice… once I got about 1/4 to 1/3 way in I was captured by it.

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