It’s going to be a million degrees this weekend. (Ok not a million but 112° F or 44° C. ) So I might as well find a spot that’s reasonably cool, grab an adult beverage and read. So yesterday I drove into town to run a few errands and dropped by my favorite public library to grab a book or two. Because if it’s gonna be hot, I gotta have enough stuff to read.
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.
- Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron – I’ve been wanting to read this one for years. After finishing Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads: A New History of the World I’m thinking now is the time.
- The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean by Paul Theroux – I’ve never read any Theroux but this one looks promising. How can I go wrong with a book about the Mediterranean?
- The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began by Valerie Hansen – Another promising follow-up read to Frankopan’s The Silk Roads. Can’t wait to start it!
- God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades by Rodney Stark – I’m afraid in the end I’ll probably think Stark is full of crap. Who cares I still wanna read it.
With COVID restrictions in my county continuing to be rolled back maybe I’ll find a nice air conditioned pub, drink a few pints of beer read until my heart is content. Let’s just hope when I do eventually step outside I don’t melt.