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 by Craig ThompsonAths 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 by Shaun TanI had to read this one after reading Aths' review and seeing the artwork she had posted.
The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds, based on HomerThis 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.
Bone: Out from Boneville by Jeff SmithI don't know where I heard about this one, but it's been on my radar as a fun graphic novel.
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan HaleI'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.
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren WilligI 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 by Jim ButcherThis 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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