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.
Hi! It’s Wednesday again. Welcome to Library Loot! How are you all doing?
It’s National Library Week!
While I can’t physically visit my library at the moment, I am eternally grateful for its ebook (and audiobook and e-magazine) catalogue. The library is where my son (now 9) met some of his first baby friends, during the wonderful baby music and storytelling sessions.
From CNN, 7 digital libraries you can visit from home.
Also, the world’s most beautiful libraries (CN Traveler)
It’s not listed above but I think that the Singapore library@orchard (it’s in a shopping mall along Singapore’s Orchard Road, a busy shopping street) is a gorgeous one too, with its curving lighted shelves.
And the newer Library @ Harbourfront (also within another shopping mall)
The children’s section. Love the use of lights!
Reading area with a view of Sentosa island
Don’t forget to link up with us, or let me know in the comments what you’ve recently borrowed from your library!
Claire has the link-up this week.
Here’s what I borrowed this week, and they’re all ebooks of course!
Dreamin’ Sun Vol 8 – Ichigo Takano
The synopsis talks about the series in general, which is about a teenaged girl moving into a house with 3 guys. More innocent than it sounds.
The audiobook is read by Vuong, and is beautiful.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong (Audiobook)
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.
With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.
Sounds like a fun read?
The Bromance Book Club – Lyssa Kay Adams
The first rule of book club: You don’t talk about book club.
Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott’s marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him.
Welcome to the Bromance Book Club.
Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it’ll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife
I actually saw the cover of this book on Instagram first, and thought, that sounds fun, then I realised that it is book 2 in the series, hence the first book borrowed.
Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club #2) – Lyssa Kay Adams
Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a sous chef at Nashville’s hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired. Liv vows revenge, but she’ll need assistance to take on the powerful chef.
Unfortunately, that means turning to Braden Mack. When Liv’s blackballed from the restaurant scene, the charismatic nightclub entrepreneur offers to help expose her ex-boss, but she is suspicious of his motives. He’ll need to call in reinforcements: the Bromance Book Club.
Inspired by the romantic suspense novel they’re reading, the book club assists Liv in setting up a sting operation to take down the chef. But they’re just as eager to help Mack figure out the way to Liv’s heart… even though she’s determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned.