Monday, March 2, 2009

Recent Libray Loot

I haven't kept up with my Library Loot posts recently--mostly because I've only been getting one book at a time. At one time I had the maximum of 13 holds on my list, but none of them were coming in because all of them are yet to be released! So here is what I have checked out of the library recently, not just for this week:

As always, from left to right:
The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
This book got a lot of hype, but my library wasn't ordering it. So I used my Borders employee benefit of checking out books and got a chance to read it. Too bad it didn't live up to my hopes.

Two Girls of Gettysburg by Lisa Klein
I love the author's Ophelia, so I was excited to read and review her new book.

Fade by Lisa McMann
Because the idea is so original and I wanted to read this, the sequel to Wake.

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
The cover looked interesting.

A Stranger to Command by Sherwood Smith
I thought it would be cool to learn the back story of Vidanric (of Crown Duel), but it wasn't terribly exciting.

Daughter of the Flames by Zoƫ Marriott
If you saw my Waiting on Wednesday for this one, you'll understand.

Terrier by Tamora Pierce (reread)
It seemed like a good idea to have the plot and characters of Terrier fresh in my mind for the release of Bloodhound in April.

Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel
The first two books, Airborn and Skybreaker were very enjoyable.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I'm finally going to see what all the Mortal Instruments hype is about.

Tenacious by Julian Stockwin (Kydd, book 6)
Working my way through the Kydd series, albeit slowly.


  1. I'm looking forward to reading Fade as well. I'm hoping the cost will come down for the Kindle edition.

  2. I hope you like City of Bones. I've got city of ashes to read soon! I never read Terrier - is it good?

  3. I really want to know what you thought of Wondrous Strange as it's been on my list since it came out, but I haven't bought it yet. Is it worth my time?


  4. H - Reading it currently, but I'm not far enough to tell what I'll think.

    Aria - Wondrous Strange was a little bit...cliche, at least in the fairy book sense. I'd say it would be worth it to read WS if you can get it from the library or obtain it on loan somewhere else, but I don't think I could recommend it wholeheartedly enough to say "Go out and buy it!"

  5. Wow, that's a ton of great books! I'm jealous :)

  6. Ooooh, I wanted Wondrous Strange really bad, but HarperCanada's first look is stupid.


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