Library Loot

Even though I’m up to my eyeballs in stuff to read I went a little crazy at the library and wound up with a big ole stack of books. Sadly, I fear I’ll never get ’em read. But I’m sure as hell gonna try.

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.

But is having too many books really a problem? Naw. Looks like I’ve got some great reading in my future. Nothing wrong with that. 

Library Loot

Thankfully, it’s not going to be a million degrees this weekend. But I still wanna find a spot that’s cool, grab an adult beverage and read a book. So yesterday while I was in town running errands I dropped by the public library a grabbed some books because, well I could. 

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.

With COVID restrictions in my state finally lifted I can now sit at the bar, drink a pint or two and read until my heart is content. Let the good times roll. 

Library Loot

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.

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.

Library Loot

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.

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. 

Library Loot

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.

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. 

Library Loot

Two weeks ago another of my public libraries finally reopened, albeit with limited hours. Even though I’m in the middle of several great books right now I couldn’t resist grabbing yet another stack. As you can see, it’s all backlist stuff so there’s plenty of material for my “About Time I Read It” series.

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.

Sadly, when it comes to library books I have no self-control. I guess all I can do right now is get back to reading.

Library Loot

Two weeks ago my favorite out of my three public libraries in my area finally reopened, albeit with limited hours.  Even though I’m in the middle of several great books right now I couldn’t resist grabbing a small stack of books. As you can see, it’s all backlist stuff so there’s plenty of material for my “About Time I Read It” series.

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading 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.

 

 

 

Sadly, when it comes to library books I have no self-control. Well, I guess all I can do right now is get back to reading.

Library Loot

For a long time, Library Loot was a regular feature on my blog. Almost every week I would report to the world which books I grabbed from the public library, and in turn link that post on another book blogger’s page. This arrangement not only helped my readers get a glimpse into what I hoped to read over the coming weeks, it also gave me the opportunity to see what other book bloggers planned on reading. I discovered many a great book thanks to this little meme, including Keith Lowe’s Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II, since it was a Library Loot posting on Claire’s blog The Captive Reader that first brought Lowe’s book to my attention. But sadly, I fell out of the habit of doing Library Loot posts.

Even though I’m trying to focus my attention on my 20 Books of Summer, I could not resist these three books and simply had to grab them at the library this afternoon.

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 Linda’s blog.

Well, there it is. Still more reading ahead of me. If I make it though only one of these of books I’ll consider it a major accomplishment. So with that in mind, maybe I need to wrap up this long overdue Library Loot post and get back to reading.

Library Loot: March 14-20

For a long time, Library Loot was a regular feature on my blog. Almost every week I would report to the world which books I grabbed from the public library. This arrangement not only helped my readers get a glimpse into what I hoped to read over the coming weeks, it also gave me the opportunity to see what other book bloggers planned on reading. I discovered many a great book thanks to this little meme, including Keith Lowe’s Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II, since it was a Library Loot posting on Claire’s blog The Captive Reader that first brought Lowe’s book to my attention. But sadly, I fell out of the habit of doing Library Loot posts. Time to change that.

Today, on with spring just a few days away I’ve decided to resurrect that little blogging tradition of mine. Behold, a parade of recently acquired books, courtesy of my public library. Of course, it’s no sure thing I’ll end up reading all of them, but perhaps that’s not the point. Maybe the purpose is to share your reading ambitions with others. So, with all that in mind, here’s what I’ve brought home recently from the public library.

Well, there it is. Quite a lot of reading ahead of me. As you can see, it’s pretty nonfiction heavy with half the books dealing with the Middle East and Muslim world. Typical of my reading tastes, all these books have an international focus, be it Spain, India or Europe in general. If I only end up getting through only one or two of them before I have to return the books to the library I’ll consider it a major accomplishment. So with that in mind, maybe I need to wrap up this long overdue Library Loot post and get back to reading.

Library Loot Strikes Again

If you could see my living room right now, you’d see I’m surrounded by piles of books. Sadly, only a fraction of these books I’m trying to read, the rest are books I merely wish I could be reading. Included in this overflowing array is a giant tower of library books stacked next to my couch that’s begging my attention like an ignored young child who silently stares into the eyes of a parent in hopes of grabbing  that parent’s attention. So, will all this reading material at arm’s length you think I could resist the urge to grab more stuff from the library? Of course not! Looks like Linda at Silly Little Mischief has the link this week. Here’s what I picked up the other day.