Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Marg that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. I really shouldn't get any library books out as I already have loads on my cards, but I just couldn't resist these ones.
1) Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons - after reading and enjoying Cold Comfort Farm by Stellas Gibbons, I discovered this one on Nymeth's blog and just had to read it.
2) Fables - Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham - Now I know this isn't the first one in his series but I can't seem to get hold of it from the library, so I went with the one that I could get. I thought it would be ideal for the Once Upon a Time challenge as well as the Graphic Novel Challenge.
3) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore. I didn't realise that this comic book series came before the film. I had imagined it as a fictional novel, never as a graphic novel, ideal for the Graphic Novel Challenge.
4) Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee - I know absolutely nothing about this one at all, but I thought it would fit perfectly in the Once Upon a Time Challenge.
5) Fair Play by Tove Jansson - I loved reading The True Deceiver by Jansson late last year and was determined to read more by this author, so when I saw this I couldn't resist.
6) In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - this will be my last books for the GLBT challenge. It is a non fictional account of the brutal 1959 murders of Herbert Clutter, a wealthy farmer from Holcomb, Kansas; and his wife and two of their children. I know that sounds so gruesome, but I have wanted to read this one for ages.
7) The Onion Girl by Charles De Lint - I am under the impression that really I cannot take part in the Once Upon a Time Challenge without reading Charles De Lint, so I had to get this.
8) Summertime by J.M. Coetzee - this was one of the shortlisted books for the Man Booker Prize and it will also fit nicely with the Australian Challenge. Although I have just realised there are two other books in this series, I just hope this one reads well as a stand alone.
I also want to show the books I bought which I totally blame on Carmen and Petty Witter. I had no intention of buying the Sookie Stackhouse series but they held my arm behind my back and made me buy them. I hope you are both ashamed of yourself.
I just wanted to also show you my scrapbooking buys from Saturday. As you may have read, I couldn't take part in the readathon as I was in London buying lots of goodies. I had a fantastic day and was really pleased that I got to finally meet the lovely Carmen from Whoopidoo _ings
I was very good and didn't spend all my money. I have been in a bit of a scrapping slump lately, so I am hoping these new purchases will get me back into it. I seemed to have purchased a huge amount of letters this time.