Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader 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.
Bertie by Jane Ridley – Elaine wrote a wonderful review of this in early December, loving it so much that she named it her Book of the Year for 2012. I am always interested to read more about Queen Victoria and her children.
Charlotte Fairlie and The Musgraves by D.E. Stevenson – I am in desperate need of some DES! I have been sick with a cold this week and am finding it difficult to focus on some of my other books; these should be perfect.
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy – Binchy’s final book.
Savage Continent by Keith Lowe – like Orderly and Humane, which I picked up last week, this focuses on the problems and violence in continental Europe following the end of the Second World War.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter – This, “the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later”, got great reviews last year and sounds fun.
The Kitchen Diaries II by Nigel Slater – I have been curling up with this before bed each night and am slowing working my way through it. As always, Slater’s writing is even more delicious than his recipes.
What did you pick up this week?