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.
Ooty Preserved by Mollie Panter-Downes – Long before I knew Panter-Downes was a short story writer, a novelist, or a journalist, I knew she had written this book, which shows up in the bibliography of practically every other book about India I’ve read. After loving her other books, it seemed like time to finally try this for myself.
Autumn Crocus and Call it a Day by Dodie Smith (alias C.L. Anthony) – More Dodie Smith plays! Dear Octopus was very fun and I am interested to see how these two compare.
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry – Jenny at Shelf Love reviewed this last week and it sounds wonderfully funny.
Elizabeth Gaskell: A Portrait in Letters by J.A.V. Chapple – I have been wanting to read this ever since I discovered what a brilliant letter writer Gaskell was while reading Jenny Uglow’s biography of her.
What did you pick up this week?