Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Library Loot


Library Loot is hosted by Eva and Alessandra here.

This Week's Treasures:

The Leper by Stephen Thayer

I love any book, especially fiction that deals about leprosy.

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

Part of my Canada Reads challenge, and the Canadian Books 2009 challenge, and my Themed reading challenge on music.

Disquiet by Julia Leigh

I saw it on a book blog, can't remember whose.

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

His next book, Through Black Spruce, which was reviewed here, won the 2008 Giller Prize and was a fantastic story. It follows the same family as this one so I have to read it now too.

The four following book I requested for purchase from my library when I discovered they did not have them in Enghlish and they bought them!

The Blue Fox by Sjon (Iceland)

by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio (Nobel Laureate 2008):

Wandering Star (France)
Onitsha (France)
The Interrogation (France)

I'd love to hear your opinions or read your reviews on any of these books. What did you bag at the library?

16 comments:

  1. I saw a review of Disquiet in Entertainment Weekly. They seemed to really like it.

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  2. Hi!
    Haven't read any of those books, but will keep an eye out for them at the library. Have a great day!!

    Sherrie

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  3. I didn't realise the Cellist of Sarajevo was written by a Canadian! It's on my 'possible' list for the Martel-Harper challenge, so I guess it makes sense. :)

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  4. I would love to be reading a Le Clezio.. will wait for your reviews as usual. :)

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  5. You are so lucky to have found a Clezio -- I still haven't but am looking forward to getting my hands on some.

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  6. The Cellist of Sarajevo looks so good. Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  7. Have you read *The Island* (victoria Hislop). It's about a Greek leper colony ... interesting, but a bit too tidy at the end.

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  8. I've been wanting to read The Cellist of Sarajevo for awhile now. I hope you enjoy it!

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  9. I want to read The Cellist as well, and I have one by Le Clezio in my TBR pile too. Can't wait to see what you think! :-)

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  10. Dawn* Yes I have read it and enjoyed it a lot. It had a Greek island setting, the war, the history of the real leper colony that was there for 50 years, I couldn't ask for more in a novel. I read a library copy but got one for myself through Bookmooch later, I'm a happy reader. Thanks for suggesting it and reminding me of a good experience.

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  11. The Leper by Stephen Thayer

    I love any book, especially fiction that deals about leprosy.

    The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

    The Leper sounds really interesting! I had no idea the Cellist of Sarajevo was written by a Canadian! I've been meaning to read this book because I'm from Bosnia but it keeps getting pushed back on my TBR list! :(

    I'm excited for your review

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  12. Your list sounds awesome!!

    I bagged: Interpreter of Maladies and Unaccustomed Earth (audio book)

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  13. I read "Disquiet" at the end of last year and it's a strange one - I'll be interested to read what you think. And I've heard good things about "The Cellist of Sarajevo" but it has yet to turn up in my library. It will though because it's a "Richard & Judy" book - my library always buys stacks of them and there will be multiple copies on the shelf once the initial surge of interest has calmed down.

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  14. The Cellist of Sarajevo is a book I'd love to read but I can't seem to find it anywhere!

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  15. The Cellist of Sarajevo has been on my tbr list since I first heard of this book but alas, it has been classed as a rapid read at my library. I'll wait...

    Happy reading, Teddy!

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  16. I have left you an award
    here
    ! Thank you for your great posts and comments.

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