Two weeks ago my favorite out of my three public libraries in my area finally reopened, albeit with limited hours. Even though I’m in the middle of several great books right now I couldn’t resist grabbing a small stack of books. As you can see, it’s all backlist stuff so there’s plenty of material for my “About Time I Read It” series.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write-up your post, steal the Library Loot pic and link your post using the Mr. Linky on Claire’s blog.
- A Mirror Garden by Monir Farmanfarmaian and Zara Houshmand – I’m a sucker for memoirs by women from the Middle East. Plus I’ve always been fascinated by Iran.
- Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser – I’ve heard nothing but great things about this one. Can’t wait to start it.
- The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall by Mary Elise Sarotte – I have The OC BookGirl to thank for bringing this one to my attention. The end of the Cold War is a favorite reading topic of mine.
- Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer- The True Story of the Man Who Recruited Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames by Victor Cherkashin and Gregory Feifer – Again, I love stuff about the Cold War. Feifer’s The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan was a top notch read so I’m optimistic this one is great too.
- The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright – Been trying to read this Pulitzer-Prize winner for years. If it’s even half as good as his outstanding Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief I’ll be happy camper.
- Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power by Andrew Nagorski – Yet another one I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. It looks like a great follow-up to Erik Larson’s 2011 book In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Germany.
Sadly, when it comes to library books I have no self-control. Well, I guess all I can do right now is get back to reading.