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Library Loot: September 26th, 2014

September 26, 2014

badge-4Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief 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

  • Anna Dressed by Blood by Kendare Blake
  • Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
  • Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
  • Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Before the Poison by Peter Robinson
  • Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • White as Snow by Tanith Lee
  • The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino
  • Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke
  • The Lottery: the Adventures of James Harris by Shirley Jackson
  • Done Wrong by Eleanor Taylor Bland
  • Spirits of the Ordinary by Kathleen Alcala
  • The Women’s History of the World by Rosalind Miles
  • The Needle’s Eye by Marla Miller
  • Dreams of Africa in Alabama by Sylviane Diouf
  • Space Chronicles by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Summer World by Bernd Heinrich
  • The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen

Remember I haven’t made a video in over a year, but it was fun to be ‘chatting’ with y’all about library finds again. I can’t make these posts as elaborate as I used to, due to the arthritis, but hopefully the video on its own is somewhat helpful, and the list should let you look into any book that catches your eye!

17 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2014 1:49 pm

    Yay, library loot video! I’m so glad you’re starting them up again; I love seeing what you’ve checked out. I really like your new digs, btw! That couch is fabulous.

    $1 a hold?! Sheesh! I can see charging for ILL requests (like my local library does), but charging money just to get a book off the shelf? Is your new library super huge or something? Do the librarians have to cross the tundra to get your books?

    • September 27, 2014 4:49 pm

      Thnx Anastasia! I actually think this is an unflattering view of the apartment, so I’ll be adding some pictures tomorrow. Your speculation re: reasons for the hold fee made me laugh. Unfortunately there were funding cuts a few years ago & this was one of their solutions.

  2. September 26, 2014 2:05 pm

    great see you back ,my library charges 75p for a hold similar price to you hence i hold less since it went up a couple of years ago

  3. September 26, 2014 2:52 pm

    Rich has Winter World, if you don’t want to haul if from the library. Also has a few of his other books if you find you like his writing (A Year in the Maine Woods, Mind of the Raven, and Ravens in Winter, that I know of, and maybe more). Did I ever tell you we went to see Neil deGrasse Tyson in the spring? He was hilarious! :) I’m soooo happy your Library Loot vlogs are back!!! (Even if you are dissing our library system. :P ) I hope we’ll get to see these videos every week!

    • September 27, 2014 4:50 pm

      Oh good to know! I’d far rather steal Rich’s copy. ;) I’m so jealous you got to see Tyson! His Pluto book was hilarious, so I imagine he’s fun in person. Although I just started watching Cosmos last night on Netflix and so far it strikes me as a train wreck. :/

  4. LauraC permalink
    September 26, 2014 5:22 pm

    Very happy to see you doing the library loot videos again. Out here in Webster we only pay $.50 per hold. I was told that it was up to the branch (although this might only be in the town libraries) so Webster decided to up the late fee instead of the hold fee. I know that Brighton charges $1.00. Boo hiss.

    • September 27, 2014 4:51 pm

      Hi Laura! That’s interesting the different branches charge different fees; coming from a big Texas city w/o townships, the inconsistency between the branches kind of boggles my mind. I know at least one branch has gotten rid of fees altogether: hopefully more will follow!

  5. September 27, 2014 12:20 pm

    I love these! It’s such a satisfying feeling to get home from the library with many books :). I miss that so much (basically, for me to have a library card from the public library (in the city where I study) I also need to show that I have a permanent residence there. Doesn’t work with a temporary permit ughh (I don’t live in the US btw). Uni library is my only consolation. That being said, hurray ebooks.

    Sadly, public libraries around the world need a way to generate more funds, I think, so that is why they start charging for different services that I agree, should be 100% free.

    I’ve heard of “Anna dressed in blood” before. Will you do a review? I’m not the biggest YA fan but this seems like a fun read (and hopefully not excessively gory). “The Goddess Chronicle” is intriguing as well.

    • September 27, 2014 4:52 pm

      That’s a shame Jo. How frustrating about your current library: at least you have a uni one! Yes, the hold fees started after a funding cut; I was lucky that my old library was so robust.

      I do plan to talk about Anna Dressed in Blood more & I just started The Goddess Chronicle today, so I’ll be reporting on that one.

  6. September 27, 2014 1:26 pm

    I love your Library Loot videos so I squealed with glee when I saw that you posted a new one. Loved it! And happy to see you in your new space. I’m curious to see what you think of Tantalize.

    • September 27, 2014 4:53 pm

      Thank you Raquel! As I said up above, I don’t think the video view is that good of the apartment, so I’ll be posting pics tomorrow. :)

  7. September 27, 2014 8:04 pm

    Looks like a great haul of books! I am glad your new library has such a great selection.

  8. September 27, 2014 9:41 pm

    Hooray for the return of Eva’s Library Loot vlogs! I tried to read that Tanith Lee book last year and just did not get on with it. It’s very dark (reminded me a bit of the Maguire’s Wicked in that way) but more than that, I found the characters very off-putting and the writing seemed cold to me, and not in a good way. Hope you have better luck with it.

  9. Amanda permalink
    September 28, 2014 6:26 pm

    So good to see a Library Loot post!

  10. September 28, 2014 10:05 pm

    I have Mind of Winter out from the library right now! Yaaay! I should read it, right? lol I’ve been reading lots for RIP, will be posting shortly on what I’ve read. It’s good to see you reading and posting again, Eva! and adding to my tbr list :-)

  11. Books Under the Bed permalink
    October 10, 2014 2:34 am

    Ooo I love a video – I’m kind of addicted to booktube – its great to see the covers as well as hear a little about the book. I adore your jacket, what great colours and your beautiful sofa. I live in a small village with a beautiful but tiny library so its a good thing mine doesn’t charge for holds as it rarely has the books I’m looking for on its shelves.

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