The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley. I recently read The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman by Nancy Marie Brown and liked it so much that I did a quick search at my library to see what other Viking inspired books it had lurking on the shelves. I came across The Greenlanders and added it my hold list. It’s a long book and rather dense but I can’t wait to get into this one. Hunts, feasts, feuds, and love affairs in the 14th Century with Vikings — it’s everything I was looking for.
The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick. I read The Wild Hunt by Chadwick earlier this year and enjoyed it. I wanted to pick up a few other books of hers but it seems my library only has The Greatest Knight which is fine because this one has been on my list for a while so in the end it worked out.
I’ve been reading a lot of historical fiction lately so I think I’m going to have to put a few contemporary books on hold too so I don’t over do it on the Middle Ages.
Pick up anything interesting at the library this week?
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Marg 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!