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Library Loot: November 14th, 2014

November 14, 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

  • A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar
  • Enough by Bill McKibben
  • Wormwood Forest by Mary Mycio
  • Season of the Rainbirds by Nadeem Aslam
  • Savaging the Civilized by Ramachandra Guha
  • In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
  • Some Personal Views by Margaret Mead
  • Naming Nature by Carol Kaesuk Yoon
  • Medieval English Gardens by Teresa McLean
  • The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Flyby Sun-Mi Hwang
  • All About Love by Bell Books
  • Here Be Dragons by David Koerner & Simon LeVay

ETA: Apparently Vimeo has let me down. I don’t know why the video isn’t playing, but I’ll try to sort it out soon. Apologies!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. aartichapati permalink
    November 14, 2014 6:56 pm

    I tried A Stranger in Olondria and just could not get into it, but the recent review at Shelf Love makes me think that maybe I should try again. I’ll wait to see what you think, too. I just thought the writing was pretty dense for no reason.

    PS – I can’t get your vlog to work when I click the link.

    • November 16, 2014 8:19 pm

      I’m usually pretty tolerant of dense writing, so I’ll see if I like it! Thnx for letting me know about the video; I’ve contacted Vimeo.

  2. LauraC permalink
    November 14, 2014 8:37 pm

    I can’t get the video to work either.

    • November 16, 2014 8:19 pm

      Sorry! Hopefully Vimeo will fix it soon.

  3. November 15, 2014 11:18 am

    Wormwood Forest, Season of the Rainbirds, Savaging the Civilized, Naming Nature and then there is a Margaret Mead book too – it looks like someone is becoming an environmentalist here – is that true, Eva? :)

    Happy reading! Enjoy your library loot!

    • November 16, 2014 8:20 pm

      I was born an environmentalist! :) Although some of the ones you named aren’t science nonfic, lol. If the video ever works, you’ll see why there are themes to my nonfiction selections this week!

  4. Anonymous permalink
    November 15, 2014 2:40 pm

    Just finished reading Stealing Buddha’s Dinner from your recent Library Loot and enjoyed it.
    Requested Wormwood Forest from my library–sounds so interesting! I too, am unable to connect to the video but love the list you chose.

    • November 16, 2014 8:20 pm

      Oh good; I plan to start that myself very soon. Isn’t Wormwood Forest intriguing? I really hope to get the video working soon, just waiting on Vimeo.

  5. November 16, 2014 11:45 am

    Huzzah to In This House of Brede! I hope you love it! If you like it and you want a copy, I have a spare hardcover and I will send it to you. I got it at a book sale because I couldn’t bear to leave it there. I figured I’d eventually find someone to give it to you. Maybe that is you!

    • November 16, 2014 8:21 pm

      :D I will read it sooner rather than later then!

  6. Raquel permalink
    November 19, 2014 11:46 am

    Hi Eva, I’m sorry to hear you had issues with the video on Vimeo. I had the same problem a couple of years ago. A video I uploaded wouldn’t play. I reached out to them but never heard back. I ended up deleting the original video and re-posting it. The second time the video worked. I hope things work out! I love your Library Loots. :-)

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