Library Looting plenty of picture books and more

badge-4Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.


It has been ages since I’ve done a Library Loot post!
Which is odd as ever since we discovered the little library that opens only on Wednesdays and more importantly, has a great playground in the park behind, we’ve been going every week.

The library always has a great selection of picture books and board books. Recently, I’ve been picking up more non-fiction books for the four-year-old who is especially interested in the solar system and the universe these days. Who knows what we will read about next?



 However, the adult sections are a bit scanty.

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes was something I did find on the shelves (Hood is on Scribd). But the Companion to Wolves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear is a request that I made from another library.

I also have recently downloaded some e-books from the library. These are from the 3M catalogue.

uprooted swimmingantarctica


Naomi Novik is a new-to-me author. And I have been wanting to read Swimming to Antarctica for a while now. Cox has been long-distance swimming since a teenager! I mean, just read this:

By age sixteen, she had broken all records for swimming the English Channel. Her daring eventually led her to the Bering Strait, where she swam five miles in thirty-eight-degree water in just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. In between those accomplishments, she became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off the Cape of Good Hope, and was cheered across the twenty-mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. She even swam a mile in the Antarctic.

I do realize that an exciting life doesn’t necessarily make for a good read, but we will see how it goes!


  1. So many goodies! I haven’t read Uprooted yet, but I am a huge fan of the Temeraire books. It’s one of the few series that I have actually reread the rest of the series each time before reading a new installment. (Mind you, it’s that rule which has slowed me up with finishing the series, as I’m still on book five, but I just love them, so I will happily go back.) Hope you enjoy Uprooted and the rest pictured here!


  2. I’m number one in line for Uprooted now – in two different city’s library systems (just because I left one city five years ago, doesn’t mean I have to give up my library card, especially since their e-book catalogue is so good). Hearing great things so can’t wait for my turn to come!


    1. Haha! That’s me too. I don’t live in Singapore right now but that doesn’t mean I can’t borrow e-books from their library system! I really am enjoying Uprooted. It kept me awake past bedtime (ok just a little bit, because it was Sunday night) as I just wanted to keep reading.


  3. I’ve heard such good things about Uprooted and I am very interested to see what you think of Hood. I haven’t read that one yet!


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