Library Loot (9 December 2011)

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

Ah the library… a great place to borrow books and browse the shelves, and entertain wee reader. We’ve been attending the library’s weekly baby lapsit programmes – some 45 to 60 minutes of songs, nursery rhymes, story-telling and playtime – but had to miss a few sessions when we were travelling (and getting over jet lag) so it was great to be back again! Of course I had to pick up some books for myself and the little guy as well.

So here’s my stash (just a couple as I’m waiting for some on-hold books that are still in transit).

The Wayfarer Redemption – Sara Douglass

A millennia-old prophecy was given when the Forbidden Ones were driven from Achar. And now, the Acharites witness its manifestation: Achar is under attack by an evil lord from the North, Gorgreal-his ice demons strike from the sky and kill hundreds of brave warriors in the blink of an eye.

All Acharites believe the end is near.

One young woman, Faraday, betrothed of Duke Borneheld, learns that all she has been told about her people’s history is untrue. While fleeing to safety from the dangerous land, Faraday, rides with Axis, legendary leader of the Axe-Wielders-and hated half-brother of Borneheld-and a man Faraday secretly loves although it would be death to admit it. She embarks on a journey, which will change her life forever, in search of the true nature of her people.

This grand and heroic story tells the tale of one woman’s plight to learn the truth of her people and change their hearts and their minds forever. She fights against oppressive forces to share this reality and will not desist until everyone knows. . . . . The truth of the Star Gate

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8: No Future For You
This is volume 2 of the series which I had requested from another library branch (I picked up volumes three and four last week). I love the cover! (ok I also loved the book – I finished it last night!)

Eisner award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) tackles Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight with “No Future for You.” When a rogue debutant Slayer begins to use her power for evil, Giles is forced to recruit the rebellious Faith, who isn’t exactly known for her good deeds. Giles offers Faith a clean slate if she can stop this snooty Slayer from wreaking total havoc – that is, if Buffy doesn’t beat her to it. Georges Jeanty (The American Way) remains at the top of his game as series artist, and Whedon stays on as “Executive Producer” in this direct follow-up to Season Seven of the smash-hit TV series.

And for the little guy, some board books:
Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? – Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle

Click, Clack, ABC – Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Spot: My Day at Home – Eric Hill

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?
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