Library Loot (March 16 to 22)


Library 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 Library Loot day!

What I got from the library this week:

A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science – Rita Colwell (audiobook)

I happened to find this while browsing the audiobook library catalogue. Colwell is the first female director of the National Science Foundation and an environmental microbiologist.

The Orphanage – Serhiy Zhadan, translated from the Ukrainian by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler 

This book was first published in 2017, but it sounds very much like what’s happening today. A teacher sets out for an orphanage to find his nephew. The orphanage is in occupied territory and it’s a dangerous journey through combat zones.

The Old Woman with the Knife – Gu Byeong-mo

A story about a 65yo female assassin! I think we need more books with female main characters who are 50+.

Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch – Rivka Galchen

I haven’t exactly had the best track record reading Galchen’s books. But this one sounds interesting? I think? It’s set in 1618, and the plague is beginning to spread. A woman is accused of making someone ill with a drink. It’s based on real historical documents too.


  1. A Lab of One’s Own sounds very interesting. I’m always interested in women’s experiences with sexism in various fields and it boggles my mind that science is still such a hostile environment, especially after the years and years of focus on getting more women into STEM.


    1. I’m interested in A Lab of One’s Own as well!! I work in STEM and we just don’t talk about this stuff. Fingers crossed my library has it.


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