Even though I have a tower of library books next to my bed and an entire shelf devoted to the 20 Books of Summer, once again I couldn’t resist grabbing a few more books from the library. As you can see, it’s all backlist stuff so it’s perfect for my “About Time I Read It” series.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by the above-mentioned 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. 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.
- Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French – I’ve been trying to get my hands on this one for the last five or six years after reading a number of glowing reviews. Right now I’m about 25 per cent into it and loving it!
- The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier- Well, it took my 12 years to finally get around to reading Chevalier’s best-selling novel The Girl with the Pearl Earring. Looks like it’s taken me 15 to get to his subsequent offering The Lady and the Unicorn. I checked out this one with Rose City Reader’s European Reading Challenge in mind.
- The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Saved 1,200 Jews and Built a Village in the Forest by Peter Duffy – Another one for the European Reading Challenge. I’m hoping this will serve as a good follow-up to Timothy Snyder’s outstanding book Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. Plus, it deal with World War II and the Holocaust in Belarus, and there aren’t many books about that Eastern European nation.
Sadly, when it comes to books especially library books I have no self-control. Well, I guess all I can do right now is get back to reading.