Library Loot — April 21-27, 2010

Library Loot is hosted by Marg and Eva and lets us sneak a peek at what gems other people have found at their local library.

I was at the library last night for my classics book group discussion of Crime & Punishment, which was very stimulating even though there were only four of us.  I didn’t have much time to browse, but here is what I picked up:

Shades of Grey is the first of a new series by Jasper Fforde, the author of the Thursday Next series.  I read a few of the Thursday Next books (The Eyre Affair was the first, and in my opinion, the best of the series) and enjoyed the clever and original storyline he developed.  I’m interested to see how Shades compares, as color seems to be the key element of the story, as opposed to books.
I have had This Book is Overdue:  How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save us All on hold for quite a while (maybe a month?) and I received an e-mail notification from the library the other day that I had a hold waiting for pickup; however because they are doing a system conversion this week the message did not tell me what book it was nor could I check it on the library’s website.  When I got to the checkout desk I felt like a kid at Christmas waiting to find out what book I was getting! (I will admit, though, I held out a small glimmer of hope that it would have been The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, but I wouldn’t want to get the library into any kind of trouble!)
The Painted Veil is our the next book my classics group will be discussing.  One of the things I enjoy about this classics group is that we are reading books that I don’t think I ever would have selected on my own, and this one is an example.  It looks like one I will enjoy.
What did you pick up at the library this week?

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