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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Library Loot

I thought I'd post another fun edition of Library Loot.

Library Loot is a weekly meme hosted by Alessandra from Out of the Blue and Eva from A Striped Armchair

I've decided not to feel guilty about checking out library books when I have so many unread books at home that I own. Ce la vie, right?

So here's my loot:

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson -

I just finished reading this one and really liked it. My husband is reading it now and enjoying it too.

When You are Engulfed in Flames - David Sedaris

Got this one for my book club. I plowed right through it. Very good. It's not really laugh-out-loud funny but poignant and humorous in it's own way.

Einstein's Dreams - Alan Lightman

I'm halfway through this philosophy book. It's such a tiny little book but really great. Makes you think but it's got such simple stories. Really enjoying it. I picked it up for Dewey's Books Reading Challenge.

Daphne: A novel about the author of Rebecca - Justine Picardie

A while back a friend was reading an ARC of this book and said it was really good. So I saw it and picked it up. It's also good timing since May 13th was her 102 birthday. And there are a ton of birthday giveaways going around of her books like this one.

The Various Flavors of Coffee - Anthony Capella

Finally, I gave this one a go and decided to not finish reading it. O well. You win some you lose some.


  1. Great loot! You are probably right in that Sedaris' newest book isn't laugh out loud funny...unless you listen to it. I listened to him read it and the way he reads his stories is so fun. There were some really poignant moments in this one too. So glad I started reading/listening to his stuff over the past several months.

  2. I read Einstein's Dreams many years ago and enjoyed the quirky stories :)

  3. I have Einstein's Dreams on my Dewey's Books list as well. :) That Daphne book sounds interesting! I learned awhile back that when she was young, she pretended she was a boy.

  4. I highlighted Daphne when it caught my eye on Amazon - can't wait to see what you think!


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