Wednesday 26 August 2009

Library Loot

I actually picked up all of these before I went on holiday, as many of them I have been waiting for and as usual they all come in at the same time. So there is definitely a book overload in my house this week.

Two of them I have already finished and a I have started a third.

1) Many Conditions of Love by Farahad Zama. I absolutely loved The Marriage Bureau for Rich People, so I couldn't resist this one.
2) 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. Blaming Nymeth again for this one. Her fabulous review made me want to read this book of letters. I read it in one sitting and thought it was fabulous.
3) Nana Volume 1 and Volume 2 - Japanese graphic books that need to be read from the back, from right to left and in no way confusing at all!
3) Flyte by Angie Sage - loved Magyk and reviewed it here, so had to read the second one.
4) My Story - Indian Mutiny by Pratima Mitchell and Mayflower by Kathryn Lasky. There is a huge selection of these books written in diary format for teenagers, detailing different people's lives in different periods. There is a selection for girls and boys. I reaed the Indian Mutiny one as someone had already put a hold on it, so it could not be reviewed.
5) The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Nymeth get the blame for the third time. I have just started this one.
6) The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi - Helen's recent book White is For Witching recently featured in my Friday Finds, so I was pleased to find her first book in the library.
7) Sharp North by Patrick Cave featured on my Friday Finds awhile back.
What did you get from the library this week?


  1. That is some loot :D
    Happy reading. Will look for those reviews

  2. You have a great stack of books. I hope you like them!

  3. That's part of why I don't use the library much anymore - they all come in at the same time!

  4. Have you been able to find The Painted Veil yet? I read your comment on Rebecca's blog that said you were having trouble finding it. I'm so sorry. That's one of my favorite Maugham books. I'll be rereading it for my book club in November.

  5. I hope you enjoy The Knife of Never Letting Go, Vivienne! And I've heard good things about the Nana manga. I look forward to your review.

  6. All of my library books came in at the same time too. I just don't see how in the world I'm going to read them all.

  7. Every time I come to your blog those darn cupcakes make me crave sweets! Anything you can do about that??? Just kidding...

  8. That's some loot! I too am really curious about The Knife of Never Letting Go. Can't wait for your review!

  9. Wow! You have a lot of great loot to feast on!

    I took out two books this week, The Medieval Cookbook by Maggie Black and The Way to Cook by Julia Child. Why the interest in cookbooks? I'm doing a food-related related challenge, called the Spice Of Life.

  10. Great loot!

    I almost bought Angie Sage's books but kept postponing it. Today I picked it up again and put it back down. I need to make up my mind!


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