Library Loot: Week of October 13

October 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm 2 comments

Another great haul in from the Nantucket Atheneum today! I’ve discovered that inter-library loan is mighty speedy in the off-season—books that could take weeks to arrive in the summer are now piling up and I’m just trying to keep up.


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
I’ve been feeling like the oddball quiet one a lot lately, so I’m looking forward to reading this justification for my existence.

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman
Ever since I heard that the author of the excellent The Imperfectionists had not only a new book, but one about a pastoral Welsh bookseller, I’ve been pumped.

Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis by Alexis Coe
YES PLEASE! A ripped-from-the-headlines nonfiction book about lesbian love gone horribly awry in late-19th-century Memphis, Tennessee. Color me intrigued.

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
How is it possible I haven’t read this book? (See also: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but that’s another story.)

Got any good loot this week, fellow readers?


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Linda  |  October 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I’m sorry you were having problems with Mr Linky. It appears that your link did go through. I keep hearing good things about Quiet. When I’m reading for another nonfiction book, I’ll probably pick it up. Enjoy your loot!

    • 2. Corey  |  October 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      Oh good! And I’ll post after I’ve read Quiet—I’ve heard such good things, too, so now I’m just hoping it lives up to expectation!


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