Library Loot (July 31 – August 6)

badge-4Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading 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.




Claire has the link-up this week.

Another week, another library loot. And another new library! This one is in the Vivocity mall near Sentosa Island. It just opened earlier this year and what a lovely view it has. It’s the largest library in a shopping mall in Singapore and it has nice kids, teen, and adult sections. There are also several stations for reading of digital newspapers and magazines. Interestingly, the teen and adult sections are manned by volunteers.

Lots of books being returned. The libraries in Singapore use RFID technology so you don’t even need to scan barcodes when checking out and returning books. The checkout machines can scan up to eight books at one go!


It was really crowded when we went to check it out after meeting friends for lunch on a Saturday afternoon.

Since I’m in Singapore, might as well read a book by a Singaporean writer!

Sofia’s father has been missing for seven years, and her controlling mother doesn’t understand her. She attends a good school and lives in a nice Midlevel flat, but she’s always felt like something was missing. When she unlocks the gateway to a whole new utopia, the truth comes crashing down around her—about her stratified society, her scientist parents, and her own existence.




Scythe – Neal Shusterman

I’ve been interested in this book for a while and finally borrowed it. There are 3 books in the series – not sure if it’s 3 books only or are more coming?

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.


The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin

One of those books that many people seem to have read in childhood, but something I’ve not read.

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger – and a possible murderer – to inherit his vast fortune, one thing’s for sure: Sam Westing may be dead… but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!


The kids’ loot:










What did you get from your library this week?


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  1. What a beautiful library! Very intrigued to hear about the capability of the checkout machines to scan multiple books in one go. My library system also uses RFID tags but the machines get very confused if another book is in the vicinity of the reader. Good to know it doesn’t have to be that way!

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