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?


  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!

  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.

  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!

  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 :)

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

  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.

  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.

  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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