Wednesday, February 25, 2009

February's Library Loot

Stop checking out new books, I tell myself. Concentrate on the books you already own, I tell myself.

But I have congenital hearing loss (seriously!), so it comes out too muffled to be a mandate I'll focus on and follow.

The ones I couldn't resist this month:

Diane Johnson's Lulu in Marrakech

Kim Barnes' A Country Called Home

Julia Glass' I See You Everywhere

Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Julie Leigh's Disquiet

Dan Simmons' The Fall of Hyperion

Eudora Welty's Complete Novels

Margaret Atwood's Negotiating with the Dead

Jayne Anne Phillips' Lark and Termite


  1. Enjoy your books! I have The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on my bedside table, too.

  2. wow you got a lot of great books. I have been hearing great things about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

  3. Girl with a Dragon Tattoo was excellent reading

  4. You have a great haul! I have several of those titles my holds list at the library: Girl with the Dragon tattoo, Lark and Termite, and I see you everywhere. Happy reading!

  5. Looks like a great pile! I love Atwood and Welty. :)

  6. I suffer from the same problems too!!
    Your loot looks fantastic!!! I cold easily grab a few from your pile!!

  7. I've only read The Handmaid's Tale by Atwood but I really enjoyed it. Looks like you found some really good books!

  8. My theory is that nothing bad can come of just checking them out. Just because you check them out doesn't mean that you have to, you know, read them. I'm in the habit of checking out many different books at a time because I never know which type of book exactly I'll feel like reading when the time comes.

  9. I tell myself that too! I have Girl with Dragon Tattoo on my TBR list.

  10. I tell myself the same thing, and also to stop buying books. I never listen, but then in my case it's a matter of ignoring that inner voice. I just checked out Julie Leigh's Disquiet, too. And I have the Stieg Larsson that I bought. I may have to check out a few more of these titles.

  11. Nice haul!

    Atwood did an amazing job with The Handmaid's Tale. I'm thinking trying other books by her would be cool. I plan to read Oryx & Crake first.

  12. My last three reads have been Library Books!
    The price is right!
    [You are going to love Negotiating With The Dead, that is a great book on the craft of writing, of being a writer.]


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