Library Loot: Week of September 15

September 18, 2014 at 6:34 am 6 comments

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

I still wasn’t quite done with all my books from my last haul (I’m looking at you, Vita Sackville-West!), but a few more inter-library loan requests arrived this week with impressive speed.

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
I discovered this “X-Men meets Ocean’s 11” novel in my last go-round of Library Loot from Kay at It’s a Book Life. Can’t wait to dig in—the GoodReads reviews are uniformly glowing!

What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
Can’t quite remember where I found out about this one, but it sounds amazing. Same goes for the cover and general design of the book—stunning.

Also this week, I made my first trip out to Nantucket’s own literally-titled “take it or a leave it,” a remarkable place where people drop off all manner of randomness and either depart empty-handed or come away with someone else’s randomness. It’s a total melee, but it also has an incredible book room, which is piled high (and low) with gently-used and completely free books. I consider this something of a library (after all, the books most often end up returned) and took the following from the take it or leave it this week:

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
I’m willing to try pretty much anything by the man who created The Escapist.

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Long-recommended by my friend Sheryl and finally to have its day in the sun!

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
I feel like everyone has read this book and/or told me to read this book at one point or another.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Linda  |  September 18, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I enjoyed The Devil In The White City. Enjoy your loot.

    • 2. Corey  |  September 18, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Thanks! I’ve been on a fiction run, so I’m looking forward to some good nonfiction.

  • 3. everydayhas  |  September 18, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I have some bad advice for you re Devil in the White City. You can just read the engineering chapters and skip the devil-y ones. :)

    • 4. Corey  |  September 19, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Haha, I’ll bear that in mind once I get cracking!

  • 5. ejmam  |  September 19, 2014 at 4:21 am

    I liked Devil and Chocolate, but I bounced off Yiddish Policemen. Hope you have better luck with the latter!

    • 6. Corey  |  September 19, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Yeah, Chabon has been touch and go in my experience. I adored Kavalier and Clay, but have had a harder time getting into some of his other stuff. We’ll see with this one, I guess!


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