Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Library Loot - January 14, 2009

Okay, so this week was a big one too. Last week it was seven, and I said that I normally only pick up three or four, but mysteriously I had nine waiting for me this week. So here they are:
  • The Oresteia by Aeschylus - for the Really Old Classics Challenge
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - for the Medieval Challenge
  • Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory - also the Medieval Challenge
  • Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges - I think I picked up this one for the Martel-Harper Challenge, not sure
  • History of Libraries in the Western World by Michael H Harris - first textbook of the new year! For the class History of Books and Libraries
  • Home by Marilynne Robinson - because I loved Gilead
  • Simply in Season by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert - I love checking out good seasonal cookbooks
  • Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler - a little bit personal, but we are planning our family now! This one was recommended to me by my currently-pregnant cousin
  • Amber and Blood by Margaret Weis - because I love fantasy, and I'm always reading something from one series or another
Okay, that's that. Crazy list this week. We'll see how many of them I get read before having to take them back!


Eva said...

I want to take a class on the history of books and libraries! lol Have you read The History of Reading by Alberto Manguel? It was very cool. The Pillars of the Earth is just incredible, and I've been wanting to read Le Morte d'Arthur for years now! (my college French department offered a whole class on it, but of course I wasn't on campus that term)

And good luck with your family planning! ;)

Alessandra said...

Thank you for joining Library Loot! I see you have a lot of reading ahead of you... Enjoy your books!

Sandra said...

Quite the variety there. I loved Home, as well as Gilead and Housekeeping of course. Happy reading.