Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Library Loot - March 11, 2009

Ugh . . . I can't even keep my stacks of books together anymore. But truthfully, and I know I say this a lot, I will not continue to get this many books in the weeks to come. I will catch up.
So here they are:
  • Bhagavad Gita (for the Really Old Classics Challenge)
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (see above)
  • Notebooks by Leonardo Da Vinci (see above)
  • The Known World by Edward P Jones (for the 999 Challenge - its a Pulitzer Prize Winner)
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (see above)
  • Legacy of Ashes by Time Weiner (another award winner for my 999 Challenge)
  • The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan (see above)
  • Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (see above)
  • Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (see above)
  • Octavian Nothing - The Pox Party by M T Anderson (see above)
  • The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti (I can't even remember why I had this one on hold - so sad)
  • City of Thieves by David Benioff (another one I'm not sure about, but I have it now!)
And this week I took back Graceling and The Given Day without getting to read them. So they're back on the to-read list.
If you would like to see what others are getting or participate, head over here.


Marg said...

I have been meaning to read The Known World. I borrowed The Good Thief and then had to return it, but one of these days I will get to it again!

That's a lot of books out in one week. Good luck getting through them!

samantha.1020 said...

I just had my hands on Middlesex at the library but put it down as I already had too many :) Enjoy!

N.Vasillis said...

You have a great haul! Happy reading!

Rebecca Reid said...

Well, even if you don't get to them all, at least you have some really great "to read" lists!

I am reading a nonfiction history of the discovery of science -- and I am just fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci. I've added his notebooks to my "to read" list and I just can't wait to learn more aobu thim!

susan said...

Regarding Middlesex, ah, I'm a native Detroiter. Loved, loved the Detroit references. Enjoyed what I read but it was a very slow read for me. Eventually I got distracted, started reading something else and never finished the book ((hanging head)).

Anonymous said...

That's a fantastic selection of books - enjoy!