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Library Loot

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

I have only posted Library Loot a couple of times in my blogging "career" because I've been reading so many of my own books (largely bought at library sales, so they might count in a weird way) or books that I've borrowed from family and friends. I used to grab stacks every week, but that hasn't been happening as often over the past couple of years.

I had zero restraint when I stopped by my library on Saturday! I walked out with an armful of books, and it felt great! I found myself looking at graphic novels after reading Aths' post about her favorites over at Reading on a Rainy Day. I grabbed many of these based on her recommendation.

Blankets
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Aths called it "one of the best." I had to pick it up, although I did hesitate when I saw that it's 582 pages long!

The Arrival
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
I had to read this one after reading Aths' review and seeing the artwork she had posted.

The Odyssey
The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds, based on Homer
This was first brought to my attention by Danielle at There's a Book, who called it "One of my absolute favorite graphic novel reads to date." Aths reinforced it as a good choice and I was sold.

Out from Boneville
I don't know where I heard about this one, but it's been on my radar as a fun graphic novel.

Rapunzel's Revenge
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale
I'm pretty sure I heard about this one from Miss Eliza over at Strange and Random Happenstance. Rapunzel set in the Wild, Wild West just sounds like too much fun! On a side note, my husband keeps asking me why there's a string of sausages on the front of my book. I don't think he believes me when I tell him it's her hair.

Betrayal of the Blood Lily
I did walk out with one "real" novel for myself. I adore this series, which starts with The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. They are perfect summer reads!

Storm Front
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
This was what I really stopped by for. My husband, a slow-but-steady reader, has been in a slump and I thought this fast read might help him break out of it. He enjoyed the show when we watched it on Netflix.

Did you pick up any library loot this week?

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8 comments:

  1. Nice haul! I haven't been to the library in ages, as I have zero restraint, check out too many books, and am sad when I have to return them unread. :(

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  2. Thanks: thanks to your post,I just checked out 2 graphic novels by Hinds that were at my library: the one on The Odyssey and the other one on King Lear. I did not know this author, sounds a great presentation of the classics. I did not like the Arrival too much. Great great drawings, but I'm afraid I had hard time understanding the story - more comfortable with philosophy LOL!
    Last month, I read 1 graphic novel: The Invention of Hugo Cabret - excellent, I would recommend it to you. Scorsese is doing a movie on it!
    Linus's Blanket posted on it with the Trailer: http://www.linussblanket.com/hugo-movie-trailer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LinussBlanket+%28Linus%27s+Blanket%29
    It's mentioned in my July wrap-up, but have not had time to review it yet:
    http://wordsandpeace.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/july-2011-wrap-up/
    Emma @ Words And Peace

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  3. Thanks: thanks to your post,I just checked out 2 graphic novels by Hinds that were at my library: the one on The Odyssey and the other one on King Lear. I did not know this author, sounds a great presentation of the classics. I did not like the Arrival too much. Great great drawings, but I'm afraid I had hard time understanding the story - more comfortable with philosophy LOL!
    Last month, I read 1 graphic novel: The Invention of Hugo Cabret - excellent, I would recommend it to you. Scorsese is doing a movie on it!
    Linus's Blanket posted on it with the Trailer: http://www.linussblanket.com/hugo-movie-trailer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LinussBlanket+%28Linus%27s+Blanket%29
    It's mentioned in my July wrap-up, but have not had time to review it yet:
    http://wordsandpeace.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/july-2011-wrap-up/
    Emma @ Words And Peace

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  4. I haven't been to the library for awhile. I'm trying to work on reading the books I actually own. I love that your husband thinks her hair is sausages, it does kind of look like that, doesn't it? I liked Storm Front but I haven't read any more books in the series.

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  5. Hi. I'm a regular at my local library, taking books out for myself as well as for my daughter every couple weeks. She averages about 20 books per haul while I grab one novel for myself. I happen to be a self published author who recently had my novel placed in my town's local library. This inspired me to write an Ode to the Library at my blog. In case it's of interest to anyone here, the link is: http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2011/08/ode-to-library.html

    Happy reading, everyone

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  6. I love Lauren Willig's books and The Betrayal of the Blood Lily is one of my favourites for its exotic setting. Enjoy your loot!

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  7. Yay! Thank you so much for the mention! I really do hope you enjoy The Odyssey, it was such a wonderfully done translation of the original text and the illustrations are so gorgeous. I'll be anxious to hear what you think! :o)

    And oh my, The Arrival, yet another by Aths' recommendations that have arrived on my shelf as well. Simply gorgeous! Enjoy!

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  8. Yay! So glad to see all those graphic novels! Looking forward to hear your thoughts - Blankets LOVE, Arrival LOVE, ODYSSEY LIKE, BONE on my wishlist. I remember thinking Blankets is so huge, but I read it in a few hours on the eve of some exam I had - I just couldn't put it down .(The exam went well, so it all worked out.)

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