Library Loot: Week of February 23

February 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm 4 comments

I am outlandishly excited about the Library Loot I got in this week from my beloved Nantucket Atheneum: Letters to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries by Ander Monson (recommended by NPR) and The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre (mentioned by Book Riot in their great piece on characters who are removed from film adaptations of their books).


Indeed, I am so ensorcelled with the aesthetics of Letters to a Future Lover — That cover! The perfectly slim and clean proportions! The matte finish! — that I may just buy it, content unseen. We’ll see. I really hope the inside lives up to the outside (not to mention that rhapsodic reviews it has been getting).

Also, I don’t think there is any more relevant book for Library Loot than Monson’s. From what I understand, it’s essentially a philosophical love letter to libraries. Yay!

I’ve been a bit bogged down in Simon Garfield’s (fine, but not amazing) Off the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks, so I’m hoping one of these beauties will kick-start a reading binge.

What did you loot from your local library this week?


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Linda  |  February 25, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Yay for getting books you are excited about! Enjoy!

    • 2. Corey  |  February 27, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Thanks, Linda! Fingers crossed they live up to expectations!

  • 3. Claire (The Captive Reader)  |  February 26, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I haven’t heard anything other than glowing reviews for Letters to a Future Lover. Enjoy!

    • 4. Corey  |  February 27, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Thanks, Claire! I’m really looking forward to this thinky bookish book. :)


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