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Library Loot: July 16th

July 16, 2015

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.


Look at that! I actually recorded a video and managed to get it on the blog. Baby steps. ;)

Titles Mentioned

  • Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber
  • Angels and Insects by A.S. Byatt
  • The Loch by Janet Caird
  • The Sorceress and the Cygnet by Patricia McKillip
  • The King’s Peace by Jo Walton
  • Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
  • The World Split Open: Four Centuries of Women Poets in England and America
  • Not For Everyday Use by Elizabeth Nunez
  • The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Erlich
  • The Case for God by Karen Armstrong
  • The Indoor Naturalist by Gale Lawrence
  • Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reinsel
  • The Complete Book of Traditional Guernsey and Jersey Knitting by Rae Compton

In the midst of the pet interruptions and giggling over covers, I forgot to mention that I heard about the poetry anthology from Lyn of I Prefer Reading.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2015 1:56 pm

    I’ve a Karen Armstrong on my tbr a friend sent me to read

    • July 17, 2015 5:32 pm

      I’ve only had good experiences with her. :)

  2. July 16, 2015 3:54 pm

    Moth totally meant to do that, you know. ;)
    I hope that lovely pile of books gets you firmly out of your reading slump, my dear!

  3. July 16, 2015 7:20 pm

    Sorceress and the Cygnet wins hands-down. I Google imaged searched that one and wow. I mean, the red, ragged font for the title is there, and than the woman on the cover and her hair and her headpiece . . . yeah.

    Hope you get out of your reading slump!

    • July 17, 2015 5:33 pm

      Lol! I think I’m so inured to atrocious fantasy covers that I give them a handicap in these types of contests. ;) I loved hearing your description of it & the headpiece. *giggle*

  4. Amanda permalink
    July 16, 2015 9:47 pm

    Yay Library Loot video! I can’t wait for Moth’s close-up. My vote is for The Indoor Naturalist surreal, space travel doorway. My library has a limit of 15 items to check out at one time. I can’t get through books fast enough for that limit to be a challenge, but it is fun to have lots of options. Right now I’m reading Kitchen by Yoshimoto and really enjoying it. Also your knitting is AMAZING! I wish I had some of your mad skills.

    • July 17, 2015 5:35 pm

      Oh yay for Kitchen! I’ve read all of Yoshimoto’s books now, but Kitchen’s the only one I’ve read twice. Haha: surreal space travel doorway is a great phrase. And so apt! Thank you for the knitting compliments; you could easily acquire the same skills. Promise! I’ve only been knitting for two years & am self-taught from books and youtube videos and a couple blogs. It’s a really fun medium too; if you mess up, you can just rip out & the yarn is still useable. Unlike sewing, where if you cut wrong you’re hosed. (Can you tell I’m just beginning to try to learn to sew? lol)

      • Amanda permalink
        July 20, 2015 6:18 pm

        I tried knitting a number of years ago, and it never really took. I have been working on some embroidery projects for awhile, mostly cross-stitch, but I’m wanting to try some new stitches.

  5. July 16, 2015 11:36 pm

    I hope you find one that busts your slump! Enjoy.

    • July 17, 2015 5:36 pm

      Thanks Linda! I’ve already read The Loch, so that’s a plus at least!

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