All I took was Clair’s recent Library Loot post to inspire me to grab a few more books. Foolish, since I still have a towering stack of previously borrowed books next to my bed. Just like I said last week, when will I ever learn? Probably never.
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.
- When We Danced on Water by Evan Fallenberg- A promising-looking debut novel that weaves back and forth between decades is always hard to resist.
- The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s Attack on Democracy by Brian Klaas – Host Charlie Sykes devoted an entire episode of his Bulwark podcast interviewing Klass, who was promoting his recent book Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us. I couldn’t help but hang on ever word Klass said about the pathologies of those who seek out power and how they abuse it to their own ends. Until Corruptible is available at the library I’m going to start with his 2017 book The Despot’s Apprentice.
- The Good Assassin: How a Mossad Agent and a Band of Survivors Hunted Down the Butcher of Latvia by Stephan Talty – I first read about the Mossad’s attempts in bringing to justice Latvian mass murderer Herbert Cukurs in Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal’s Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service. When I discovered someone had written an entire book about the mission I jumped at the opportunity to read it.