Library Loot – Smiles All Around

It’s been weeks, looong weeks, since I’ve been to the library. I made a promise that I would read all the books that I’ve recently bought, received as gifts, and wantonly ordered with the abundance of holiday gift cards we had on hand. Well, I’ve succeeded. OK, so not entirely, but I’m down to two books, or some silly nonsense like that, and decided that I would test out my luck with a few library holds.

Here are my goodies…

In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield. I’ve had this book on hold since February. I was so excited (No, really you have no idea how excited I was.) when the library sent me a note saying it was ready for pick up. Alternate reality with mermaids! I can’t wait. I almost started this one on the train home but for once it was running on time…

Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I saw that my library has this one and I put my name in for it and, wow, did it arrive fast. I thought I’d be in line behind 20 people for this one but no, library luck was with me. I’ve read a lot of good reviews of this one and really hope it holds up.

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart. After I finished Hollick’s Pendragon’s Banner series, I went into Arthur withdrawal. I decided to take a look at a few older books and found this one circa 1970. It’s more about Merlin than Arthur but that’s what was so appealing for me. I also love the very 70s cover design as well.

The Conquest by Elizabeth Chadwick. Even though I have decided this summer with be a renewal with my love of the fantasy genre, I decided on a whim to see if the library had any Chadwick on the shelves. My library doesn’t have many of her books and they always seem to be checked out but today I found The Conquest waiting on the shelf just for me.

I was also hoping for two more books but no luck but I’m so pleased with my haul this week. Ah, smiling…

In Great Waters


The Crystal Cave

The Conquest

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!


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