Library Loot (November 11 to 17)

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.

Happy Wednesday! It is Veterans’ Day in the US, so the kids have no school, which feels weird as they seldom have a day off in the middle of the week. At any rate, I borrowed quite a variety of ebooks and an audiobook this week. And who knows, maybe I will get to do some reading today. How about you? Share your haul in the link or comments!

So not a book to listen to when there are children around…headphones on!

Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life – Ali Wong

In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so heavily that she became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads.

Something I picked up after browsing the Libby catalogue

I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf – Grant Snider
It’s no secret, but we are judged by our bookshelves. We learn to read at an early age, and as we grow older we shed our beloved books for new ones. But some of us surround ourselves with books. We collect them, decorate with them, are inspired by them, and treat our books as sacred objects. In this lighthearted collection of one- and two-page comics, writer-artist Grant Snider explores bookishness in all its forms, and the love of writing and reading, building on the beloved literary comics featured on his website, Incidental Comics. With a striking package including a die-cut cover, I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf is the perfect gift for bookworms of all ages.

Much as I like romances, there’s still something about romance novel covers that has me screaming and running away, like this one. Although I suppose since there are bookshelves in the background, and she’s holding glasses, maybe this isn’t too bad? At any rate, I heard about it on the Reading The End podcast and I trust Jenny’s opinion, so I borrowed it!

My Fake Rake – Eva Leigh (The Union of the Rakes #1)

Lady Grace Wyatt is content as a wallflower, focusing on scientific pursuits rather than the complications of society matches. But when a handsome, celebrated naturalist returns from abroad, Grace wishes, for once, to be noticed. Her solution: to “build” the perfect man, who will court her publicly and help her catch his eye. Grace’s colleague, anthropologist Sebastian Holloway, is just the blank slate she requires.

In exchange for funding his passage on an expedition leaving London in a few months, Sebastian allows Grace to transform him from a bespectacled, bookish academic into a dashing—albeit fake—rake. Between secret lessons on how to be a rogue and exaggerated public flirtations, Grace’s feelings for Sebastian grow from friendship into undeniable, inconvenient, realattraction. If only she hadn’t hired him to help her marry someone else…

Sebastian is in love with brilliant, beautiful Grace, but their bargain is complete, and she desires another. Yet when he’s faced with losing her forever, Sebastian will do whatever it takes to tell her the truth, even if it means risking his own future—and his heart.

So when the TV series first came out, I didn’t watch it because I don’t have HBO. But hey, now I do, thanks to switching to AT&T Internet. However, with the popularity of the TV show, I did give the first book a try. I was bored, and I didn’t go on. But now that I have seen the show – which is such good watching – I wanted to go back and try reading the books again. So here is the first.

A Game of Thrones #1 – George EE Martin

Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.

What did you get from your library this week?


  1. Haha! One of my good friends IRL would hide the covers of her trashy novels in various ways …. other books, folders, actual book covers. I agree they’re obnoxious. And makes me feel like I am reading my mother’s books.


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