Library Loot

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. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

Today I set out to borrow books that looked like they may not have been borrowed for a while. It’s guesswork, but I was just going for older titles, books that aren’t well known, that kind of thing!


Italian Girl – Iris Murdoch

Edmund has escaped from his family into a lonely life. Returning for his mother’s funeral he rediscovers the eternal family servant, the ever-changing Italian girl, who was always “a second mother.”


In Nueva York – Nicholasa Mohr

Nicholasa Mohr’s short stories give a glimpse at life in a Puerto Rican community of New York City. Each story intertwines with another as they tell about the life and hardships of different people in Nueva York.

I didn’t mention some of my other loot last week.

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (Delilah Dirk #1) – Tony Cliff

Hadn’t heard of this before I spotted it on the ‘teen comics’ shelves, but sounds fun enough. Actually I hadn’t been looking for any specific comics/graphic novels that library visit, but picked up whatever looked and sounded interesting.

Lovable ne’er-do-well Delilah Dirk has travelled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she’s picked up on the way, Delilah’s adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan’s guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.

A little bit Tintin, a little bit Indiana Jones, Delilah Dirk is a great pick for any reader looking for a smart and foolhardy heroine…and globetrotting adventures.


Creatures of the night – Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli

From the New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman comes this collection, featuring two magical and disturbing stories lushly adapted to comics by veteran painter Michael Zulli (The Last Temptation). Rewritten by Gaiman for this graphic novel, these two ominous stories from the author’s award-winning prose work Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions feature animals and people not being quite what they seem. In “The Price,” a black cat like a small panther arrives at a country home and is soon beset by mysterious and vicious wounds. What is he fighting every night that could do this, and why does he persist? “The Daughter of Owls” recounts an eerie old tale of a foundling girl who was left with an owl pellet as a newborn on the steps of the Dymton Church. She was soon cloistered away in a local convent, but by her fourteenth year word of her beauty had spread—and those who would prey upon her faced unforeseen consequences.

Nowhere Men Vol 1: Fates Worse Than Death – Eric Stephenson (Writer), Nate Bellegarde (Illustrator), Jordie Bellaire (colorist)


So said Dade Ellis, Simon Grimshaw, Emerson Strange, and Thomas Walker at the dawn of a new age of enlightenment that ushered in a boom in scientific advancement. As the research supergroup World Corp., they became the most celebrated scientists of all time.

They changed the world – and we loved them for it.

But where did it all go wrong?

And when progress is made at any and all cost, who ultimately pays the price?

Collects Nowhere Men #1-6.

Also an e-book hold just came in!

The Invasion of the Tearling – Erika Johansen

With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out



Kids’ loot


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


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