Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Library Loot 2/18/09

I made a promise to myself that from now on I will only go to the library once a week. With this batch from the last two weeks you can see why.

  • The Poet Slave of Cuba by Margarita Engle (Diversity Rocks & Y.A. challenges)
  • Don't Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle (World Citizen and In Their Shoes challenges)
  • Chains - Laurie False Anderson (Y.A. challenge)
  • Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (Y.A. challenge)
  • Sitting Bull - Bill Yenne (In Their Shoes challenge)
  • Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm - Bill Willingham (Graphic Novels challenge)
  • Life as we know it - Susan Pfeffer
  • Time is a River - Mary Alice Munroe
  • Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from The Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (Diversity Rocks and Lost in Translation challenges)
  • No one belongs here more than you: stories by Miranda July (100 shots of short)
  • A Raisin in the Sun -Lorraine Hanbery (Diversity Rocks challenge)
  • The Northern Clemency - Philip Hensher (Book Awards Challenge)
  • Annie on my mind - Nancy Garden (Childhood Favorites, Young Adult, and Banned Book challenges)
  • The Saturdays - Elizabeth Enright (Dewey Challenge)
  • Black Candle - Chitra Divakaruni (Diversity Rocks)
  • The Dark Hills Divide - Patrick Carman
  • Annie Allen - Gwendolyn Brooks (Diversity Rocks)
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery (Lost in Translation challenge)


serendipity_viv said...

I really want to read Life as We KNew it. I recall someone blogging a really good review on it. I think it might have been Nymeth. A good selection of books to keep you busy reading.

Heather said...

The Hunger Games!!! Read it!!!

Wow, to only go once a WEEK, you sure got a lot of books! That looks like my kind of haul! lol

Michelle Fluttering Butterflies said...

Ooh, what a great selection! I really want to read Chains, Life as We Knew It and especially The Hunger Games! Happy reading.

Iliana said...

Oh look at all that library loot. I really want to read The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Love the title and the cover.

Vasilly said...

Scrap girl: Yep, it was Nymeth. She's the reason why I checked it out!

Heather: I put all of my books on hold online. That way I can just stop in and pick them up! I can't wait to see what you received!

Michelle: Thanks!

Iliana: I've been on hold for this book for months now. I can't wait to read it.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a fantastic array of books. The only one I've read is "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" which I loved. Enjoy!

Erika Powell said...

so many great books. Chains is amazing.

claire said...

I really enjoyed The Elegance of the Hedgehog.. hope you do, too. :)

Eva said...

Wow! We're similar library users. ;) I didn't realise Laurie Halse Anderson wrote a novel about slavery-I hope you review it soon!

Anonymous said...

I picked up a really cheap copy of No One Belongs Here More Than You. I still haven't had a chance to read it. I'm looking forward to your review!

Staci said...

Chains and Life as We Knew It are both fantastic!! Hunger Games is sitting beside my bed!! I love how out of control you are in the library...doesn't make me feel so bad about my own library problem!!!

Great loot!!!

Kristi said...

Wow - that's a lot of books - and seems like a nice mix. Enjoy your reading!

Vasilly said...

Thanks, Fleur!

Erika, everyone is saying that! I plan on reading it soon.

Thanks, Claire!

Eva, I think we do have some of the same taste in books. I hope to get to Chains soon. I have to get Tender Morsels out the way.

Staci, I am so out of control! =) I was just putting more books on hold a minute ago!

Thanks, saveophelia!

Kailana said...

That's a lot of books! I probably get about that many, but they come in spurts so I don't really notice... (Or pretend not to, anyway!) And, it is not like I don't have tonnes of my own books to read... I am thinking I need to start staying off the library website. Of course, today I said that and then went browsing the new arrival list and found fantasy/sci-fi books... (My library has a bad selection overall.) So, I added like five to my holds list...

Linda said...

Wow, you will be busy. My hubby loves the Fables series. I liked but not as mush as he did.

Kara said...

What a nice haul of books!!!I need to get some titles for the Banned Book Challenge.

samantha.1020 said...

These all look great!!! I've been wanting to read a few of these and will be interested in hearing your thoughts when you finish. Great loot and enjoy :)

Ana S. said...

Oooh...fantastic loot! Happy reading :D

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry you have not been well. I don't see how you are able to do all you do!

Love your LL. Thought LIFE AS WE KNEW IT was an awesome read.

Nise' said...

That's a lot of loot! Chains and Time Is A River are both great. Enjoy.

Gavin said...

Wow, what a haul. I've got several of these on my TBR list. Can't wait to hear what you think of them.

I really enjoyed Don't Sleep, There are Snakes but then I'm kind of an anthropology nut:)

Joseph said...

I too check out many books from the library. Perhaps we could just be library pirates. The more loot the better!!!

Vasilly said...

Kailana: Library websites can be addictive.

Linda: Hopefully I will be able to read every book I checked out.

J.Kaye: Thanks! I can't wait to read Life as We Knew it.

Thanks, Nise. I keep hearing great things about both books.

Samantha, Gavin, and Nymeth: Thanks!

Joseph: Library pirates sound perfect!

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

The Hunger Games and Life As We Knew It sound great! They are both on my TBR list - I love post apocalypse stuff!