Due to a recent spike in COVID 19 infections my county has once again been placed under extreme risk restrictions. Fearful my favorite local library will close its doors to walk in traffic I dropped by this morning to grab a few more books. (Because after all, what will I do if I don’t have a towering stack of unread library books at my bedside?) As you can see, it’s all backlist stuff so there’s plenty of material for my “About Time I Read It” series. There’s also a couple of books about China, which I might incorporate into another post featuring books about that country.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading to encourage 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 Sharlene’s blog.
- The Dragon and the Foreign Devils: China and the World, 1100 B.C. to the Present by Harry G. Gelber – I’ve seen this one on the shelf numerous times and it’s about time I gave it a shot.
- Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937–1945 by Rana Mitter – Someone in the Facebook group Non-fiction Book and Documentary Film Club recommended this book and I was happy to discover my library has a copy.
- Late for Tea at the Deer Palace: The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family by Tamara Chalabi – Been wanting to read this one for years. Hoping to feature it as part of my Middle Eastern Memoirs series.
With chilly temperatures, overcast skies and things locked down thanks to COVID I guess all I can do this weekend is stay home and read. Thankfully I have no shortage of reading material.