Thursday, January 14, 2010

Library Loot - 1-14-2010




I've been hoping to read more of my own books this year so am toning down my library requests.  This week I got (2) audio books (to copy to my IPOD), Waiting for Columbus, Thomas Trofimuk and House of Reckoning, John Saul.  I also got (2) other books: The Children's Book; Byatt and The End of the Road; Sue Henry.  This balance should work better, I hope than returning lots of books unread.

Do you use the library a lot? Did you get anything good this week?


 
 

26 comments:

  1. I've heard that Waiting for Columbus is fabulous! I can't wait to read your review.

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  2. I just got "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: A Memoir" from the library. Really looking forward to reading it.

    I also got "Oxygen: A Novel" - cannot remember where I heard of it, but it is a medical novel.

    Then I picked up two trashy audiobooks. When I am driving, I am very indiscriminate.

    I just got a notice that "Rainwater" is waiting for me.....I am not sure I have ever read a Sandra Brown book but all the reviews said it was a real departure from her usual romantic/suspense novels. It is very small in dimension so the 256 pages will read quickly.

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  3. Oh I am so excited for your review on 'The Children's Book'!

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  4. Oh I am so excited for your review on 'The Children's Book'!

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  5. Waiting for Columbus...yay!!!!!!!!!

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  6. I've also got the children's book on my TBR list. I'll be interested to see your review if you read it before me.

    No library, but I've resisted the 15% sale at Audible, so I was good there! I need to get both my real TBR and virtual TBR piles down before I buy new ones.

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  7. I'm a frequent library user. Tonight I returned two books and didn't have any holds to pick up. There's a free book shelf outside my library, however, and I found The Professor and The Madman: A tale of murder, insanity and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester. How could I refuse?

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  8. I really need to read The Children's Book!

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  9. House of Reckoning looks really good...I'm dying to get my hands on that one. I'll be anxious to see what you think of it!!

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  10. Joanne....Oxygen, Castella is very good and I loved Rainwater, Brown as well - enjoy! I'll have to check out Sanctuary of Outcasts.

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  11. Rob....Professor and the Madman is one that I've been meaning to read.

    Fizzy thoughts ...glad to get your thumbs up on Waiting for Columbus.

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  12. I'm curious to know how you find Columbine. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews of that book.

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  13. Oxygen is fantastic. I loved that book.

    *Sigh* I go to the library too much and check out way too many books. A lot of them go back unread, so I know just what you mean. I am a library addict. I'm going to school to be a librarian though, not sure if that will be a good or a bad thing for my addiction lol.

    Enjoy your new library loot!

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  14. I loved, loved, loved The Children's Book! :)

    I always get audiobooks from my library (I can't imagine how I'd afford them otherwise!), but I haven't heard of the two that you picked up.

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  15. You'll have to let me know when you post your review of The Childrens Book. I'm really interested in that one.
    Alayne - The Crowded Leaf.

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  16. I've got to get back to The Children's Book. Great loot.

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  17. You got some great loot!!!! Enjoy!

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  18. You are so lucky your library has The Children's Book! Ours has it, but it's followed by a wait list of 9,000 people. Approximately. I gave the hardback copy away to a friend who's having surgery, so I guess I'll be waiting awhile for it. Or, I'll move to New England. ;)

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  19. I've read mixed reviews for The Children's Book but I want to read it anyway - such a sucker for a gorgeous cover!

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  20. I use the library a lot but not in the traditional sense. Our library allows you to check out books for e-book readers and audio books. I don't even have to go into the actual library I just check them out online. Very convenient for me.

    P.S. Diane... I posted your giveaway!

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  21. Sadly I don't get to use the library at all. Seems there aren't any good ones here. Or if there are, I don't know about them yet :(

    But I hope you enjoy your new stash! And as for audio readings, I love listening to the New Yorker Fiction Podcast :)

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  22. The Children's book is on my wish list.

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  23. I enjoyed John Saul's new book. Hope you do too!

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  24. I'd love to hear what you think about THE CHILDREN'S BOOK. Enjoy your books!

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  25. I have been really interested in The Children's Book and have ordered a sample to my Kindle. I will have to keep an eye out for your review to see what you think of it.

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  26. I've heard such good things about "Waiting for Columbus." I have it to read on my Kindle this year.

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