Library Loot: Week of September 15
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!
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.
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.