Jun 22, 2009

Library Loot, June 22

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg @ ReadingAdventures and Eva at A Striped Armchair.

Back to the library today and borrowed six books, not three! Yes, I looted the library, but I don't feel too badly. There are so many books there. Four of these I have to return in three weeks!

International Writers:
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Agawa,is described as a story about "family, memory, and math." A young housekeeper is hired to take care of a math professor, who is brilliant but has only eight minutes of short-term memory. Can't wait to read this one!
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a Spanish author who also wrote The Shadow of the Wind, a novel I gave five stars to! This novel also deals with "obsession, in literature and in love." Can't wait to read this one either.
The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley, a New York writer, is about a woman who discovers a family secret after returning to her mother's native land. The book exposes the reader to the "strange and magical history, language, and landscape of Iceland."
Loser's Town by Daniel Depp is set in Hollywood, where anything goes. Can't wait to find out more about L.A.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, translated from the Swedish, is described as a "murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue." Journalist Mikael Blomkvist tracks down the secret behind a wealthy young woman's disappearance forty years before.
Death of a Witch: A Hamish McBeth Mystery by M.C. Beaton, a popular cozy writer who lives in the Cotswolds, England. The book is set in a fictitious, picturesque highland village watched over by the quirky but clever Constable Macbeth.
This list of books is also submitted as part of the 2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge, hosted by J. Kay's Book Blog.


  1. The Housekeeper and the Professor looks very interesting to me...enjoy your loot!

  2. Welcome to Library Loot!

    I just bought The Angels Game myself. Shadow of the Wind is one of my favourite books of all times.

    I really enjoyed The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo as well. I hope you enjoy it too!

  3. I don't know if my last comment worked! It's very early in the morning and I wasn't paying total attention!

    Welcome to Library Loot!

  4. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is one I definitely want to read. Enjoy your books!

  5. Thanks for joining Library Loot!

    I've been seeing The Housekeeper and the Professor all over! The Freya book sounds interesting; I hope you review that one. :)

  6. Marg and Eva: I love this meme and will be using it often. Needless to say, I also love and support my local library!

  7. I read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and liked it a lot. Hope you like it! I love my library.

  8. I really want to read The Housekeeper and the Professor!

  9. Wanted to stop in and welcome you to the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge. If you haven’t already, feel free to join our Yahoo Groups . There you’ll find others who are trying to complete this reading challenge.

    Links to post your reviews are found at the bottom of J. Kaye’s Book Blog. The bottom of the blog has clickable buttons. Just click on 2009 Book Challenges and it will take you to the correct page. This is, of course, totally optional.

    Have Fun!

  10. I want to know what you think about The Housekeeper...I've been thinking about reading that one!! Great loot! Enjoy :)

  11. I really enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I have The Angels Game sitting on my shelf, but haven't gotten to it yet.

  12. Staci and Carol: I have to get to these books soon as several people have been giving really positive comments about them.

  13. I haven't read the Hamish books, but I absolutely loved the tv series. Have a great week of reading!

  14. Jess: I've never seen the series in the U.S. Lucky you!


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