Feb 3, 2010

Library Loot, Audiobooks Galore


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

Here's what I got today at the library, to last for the next couple of weeks: lots of audio CDs.

1. Only one hardcover book, Whisper To the Blood, a Kate Shugak Novel by Dana Stabenow, the 16th in the mystery series. A mystery novel set in Alaska, featuring Kate Shugak of the Niniltna Native Association.

2. Two fiction audiobooks:

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, about the world of the circus and the performers there, unabridged, 10 discs. Eleven and a half hours of listening!
Digging to America by Anne Tyler, unabridged, 7 discs.

3. Three crime fiction audiobooks:

R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton, mystery writer, unabridged, 10 discs.
Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer by Dorothy Gilman, a light mystery set in Africa, no. 12 in the Mrs. Pollifax series, unabridged, 6 discs
A Fine Place for Death: a Meredith and Markby Mystery by British writer Ann Granger, a light mystery set in the Cotswolds, unabridged, 8 discs

What am I doing with all these audio CDs? Getting ready for an eye procedure next week, during which time I'll be listening rather than reading while I rest and recuperate. Why so many CDs? If I get bored with one novel, I'll just switch to another. Or listen to several at different times, depending on my mood :)

Oh, I also won an audio version of The Swan Thieves. Hope it'll arrive just in time.

I think I'll start right now, though, with Mrs. Pollifax, that indomitable lady and secret agent. Why wait?

8 comments:

  1. Don't you just love the variety the library offers for free? Water for Elephants and Digging to America were really good. The others I have not read, but enjoy!

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  2. Well it looks like you'll have plenty to entertain you! They all look like good books. I've read Water For Elephants and that was excellent.

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  3. I truly loved Water for Elephants!! Hope your eye surgery goes off without a hitch and that you enjoy your cd's while you're healing!

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  4. Good luck with your eye procedure! You've got quite a few books that are on my tbr list. I haven't visited with Mrs. Pollifax in awhile, but I love her :)

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  5. Both Water for Elephants and Digging to America were excellent audiobooks. Hope the eye surgery goes smoothly and the recovery is quick!

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  6. Thanks everyone for your kind comments and support. I'll take your suggestions and start on Water for Elephants next! A good book always cheers me up.

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  7. Hi, Harvee! Unlike you, I can't seem to get the hang of audiobooks. I get easily distracted by the things that I see. I can't wait to hear about what you think of Water for Elephants though.

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  8. Well you are certainly thinking ahead! I really enjoyed Water for Elephants and I hope you do too. Good luck with your eye surgery!

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