Saturday, February 13, 2010

Library Loot - 2/13/2010

 






Diane's bookshelf: library-loot


Making Toast: A Family StoryThe Girl Next Door: A NovelSacred Hearts: A NovelHow One Little Dolphin Learned To Swim AgainAmerican RustThe Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

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I am almost through with Unfinished Business, and hope to start Bloodroot this weekend. Have you read any of these books? If so what did you think?

18 comments:

  1. Looks like a good loot! I also picked up some great books from the library this week - I hope I get to read them in the three week window.

    Can't wait to read your review of The Little Stranger. I think I need to read this book, so many are talking about it.

    Enjoy

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  2. I've read a lot of great review of The Little Stranger. I hope you enjoy it.

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  3. I just got some DVDs this week from the library. Thank goodness for being able to "order" them online and my husband picked them up. I am sick and that's about all I could do is watch movies.

    American Rust looks unbearably grim to me, and written in stream of consciousness, which I hate, so I am sure I will not be reading it. I had looked forward to it, too, because the story interested me since we lived in that general area and my husband worked for a steel company during that era.

    I think GoodReads made a mistake in its description of the book when it said "Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town". The town lies in ruins, according to the other descriptions at the Amazon site, falling apart and laden with industrial toxins.

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  4. I haven't read any of them yet, but The Little Stranger has been added to my TBR list!

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  5. I have The Little Stranger from the library but haven't started it yet. The Hemingway books looks good. I look forward to your reviews

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  6. I was hoping to have some library books today (other than the ones I checked out last week!), but I dawdled around too much yesterday and got to the library just after they closed! Errr!

    Maybe today!

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  7. I've heard great things about both Bloodroot and the Little Stranger so those look great to me!

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  8. You got some good ones!! I haven't read any of them, but have them in my TBR list!

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  9. Wow, nice loot. I think I'd be interested in reading the Ernest Hemingway one. Happy reading! =)

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  10. I was pleasantly surprised when I read Making Toast. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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  11. Just keep the lights on whilst reading The Little Stranger. It scared the pants off me. Especially the scene in the nursery. I will say no more.

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  12. I also need to read Little Stranger - I'm into gothic reads right now.

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  13. I will be anxious to hear your thoughts on The Little Stranger. I listened to the audio version this past summer and enjoyed it.

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  14. Thanks everyone for the encouragement to read Little Stranger; I do love Gothic reads. (I heard it was great too), and Viv, thanks for the forewarning on the nursery scene..LOL

    Joanne...I love the library on-line reserves feature; i visit the site daily just about to see what is in transit from other libraries for me...LOL

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  15. I haven't read any of them but I do have a Sarah Waters book on my shelves. Can't wait to read your thoughts on your library loot!

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  16. I have read none of them...but that's a lofty lofty list!

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  17. I haven't read any of those books in your Library Loot, but have been looking at that Sarah Waters book, The Little Stranger, a couple of times. Looking forward to hear what you think about it.

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  18. I read Sacred Hearts and thought it was very good. I also read American Rust and couldn't get through it. It was not my type of book I guess. I hope you have better luck!

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