16 April 2009

Library Loot

Library Loot Mental note to self: before visiting the library during school holidays, check to see whether one’s arrival will coincide with story time and nursery rhyme singing. Call me old-fashioned, but I do enjoy a good, quiet browse!

The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye
The Meaning of Night
The Virgin Suicides
A Room with a View
Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England
The Great Mortality
The World Without Us

The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye: Five Fairy Stories - A. S. Byatt
The Meaning of Night - Michael Cox
The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
A Room With a View - E. M. Forster

Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England from 1811 - 1901 - Kristine Hughes
The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death - John Kelly
The World Without Us - Alan Weisman

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Alessandra.


Lezlie said...

I'm with you! I much prefer quiet. Which is why the hideous music they play lately at Barnes & Noble has driven me out on more than one ocassion. And don't even get me started about the people on cell phones! :-) Nice loot though!!


CoversGirl said...

I agree - people on mobile phones drive me nuts! It's bad enough having to listen to halves on conversations on the train, but in a library?

Eva said...

I LOVED The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye! Once I made the mistake of going to a library right next to a middle school around 4 in the afternoon. I thought I had walked into hell.

Kailana said...

A few books there that I had been planning to read at some point and time! I look forward to your reviews. :)

susan said...

I read Ali's book for a book club. I took it as one woman's view and experiences. I could appreciate what she was saying even when I didn't agree with her. Most of the members thought it too dry or disagreed with her arguments. I said didn't think agreement was necessary to appreciate the book. In other discussions, it provoked a pretty heated exchange. Would be interested in hearing what you thought.

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