Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Library Loot July 22

Hosted by Eva at A Stripped Armchair and Marg at Reading Adventures.

Only one book came in this week:

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome 1889 (UK)

I've been hearing about this book for years and people are still reading it so I've decided that it's time. Besides, I could use some humour in my life right now. This edition also contain the story Three Men on a Bummel (1900), a sequel that finds the same three companions on a bicycle tour of the Black Forest region of Germany. If you come back and read my review you'll find out what "bummel" means.

Library books completed since last LL:

Ben , In the World**** by Doris Lessing

Reviewed and recommended.

Sequel to The Fifth Child (also reviewed)

The Little Stranger***** by Sarah Waters

Loved it. Highly recommended.

The Weight of Heaven****+ by Thrity Umrigar

Great Story. Highly recommended.

Molly Fox's Birthday**** by
Deirdre Madden

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Recommended

Review to be posted July 30.

On the reserve list for:

The Children's Book by A.S.Byatt (April 21, 2009)

The Music Room by William Fiennes (August 18, 2009)

A Short History of Women: a novel by Kate Walbert (June 16, 2009)

Brodeck by Philippe Claudel (June 23, 2009) Brodeck's Report in UK and US, translated from the French.

In each instance I read one book by these authors and can't wait to read their latest. Those books were Possession*****, The Snow Geese****, The Gardens of Kyoto**** and By a Slow River**** respectively.

What did you find at the library this week that's got you excited?

Comments, questions, requests for reviews, reading recommendations, or links to reviews are always welcomed. I'd love to read them. No Spoilers please.

Current giveaways: The Jewel Trader of Pegu***** by Jeffrey Hantover

No Such Creature***+ by Giles Blunt


  1. Just so you know, "Brodeck" is excellent. It's a slow book but it's beautifully written and the story is fascinating.

    As for everything else, enjoy.

  2. Oh, you have The Little Stranger. I am so envious. Can't wait to hear about it.

  3. I want to read Three Men in a Boat. I also want to read the Connie Willis book with the title that was inspired by this one too! Of course, I have been wanting to read this book for years! One day.

  4. Yay for Three Men in a Boat.

  5. I feel so out of the loop in that I've never heard of Three Men In A Boat. Now I just may have to find it to see what all the hullabaloo is about. :)

  6. So Madden was recommended, interesting. I must go and google that book

  7. I've been meaning to pick up something by Sarah Waters as it seems that everyone is reading and enjoying her books. Enjoy your find :)

  8. wow! Sarah Waters !!
    Awesome loot :)

  9. Like Marg, I've been meaning to get my hands on Three Men in a Boat since reading To Say Nothing of the Dog, but somehow I just haven't gotten around to it. I hope it's as good as it sounds!

  10. I'll be interested to know how you get on with Three Men in a Boat - it's been in my TBR for years!



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