With the weather improving and COVID restrictions in my area easing up a bit I drove into town today to run a few errands and drop by my favorite public library to maybe grab a book or two. (Because after all, I can’t have too many library books at my immediate disposal can I?) Of course by doing so I’ve completely wrecked any hope I’d stick to my intended 20 books of summer. But seriously, did anyone really think I’d really read all the books on my list?
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 Claire’s blog.
- The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan – Grabbed this one for a book club that meets on Zoom next month. I’ve heard nothing but great things about it.
- Iranian Rappers and Persian Porn: A Hitchhiker’s Adventures in the New Iran by Jamie Maslin – How could I NOT resist a book with a title like that? Plus as we all know I’m a sucker for stuff about Iran. Hoping to feature it as part of my Middle Eastern Memoirs series.
- A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People by Steven Ozment – If 2020 was the year for reading about Italy then 2021 might end up being the year I read about Germany. (Or Iran. Or Russia. Or…)
- Family History of Fear by Agata Tuszyńska – Yet another book about Eastern Europe and perfect for both Rose City Reader’s European Reading Challenge and Jennifer’s Books in Translation Reading Challenge.
With COVID restrictions beginning to lessen, weather improving and more people able to interact because they’ve been vaccinated I look forwards to once again being able to sit in a pub with a pint of beer and a big ole stack of books and read until my heart is content. And with a three day weekend coming up next week I think that’s exactly what I will do.