Saturday, September 19, 2009

Library Loot -- September 19, 2009

So I am very new at this, of course, but I did go to the library today, so I have to do my first Library Loot! (In going to the library, I ignored the fact that I already have a TBR pile that would stretch to the moon and back.)

This book, Everything Matters! by Ron Currie, Jr., caught my eye and I had to pick it up. I am not familiar with this author (and Amazon says he has written just one other book), but the interior of this book sold me. It is formatted in an interesting and somewhat bizarre way, which I am sure is part of its unconventional storyline. I feel like I have been in a reading rut for quite some time, so I think this book will break me out of that.

This looked intriguing: You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe by Christopher Potter. Very sciencey non-fiction, but as I leafed through it, many of the pages I alighted on had a rather "gee-whiz" flavor to them, and I am sucker for that kind of science book.

In honor of the upcoming spooky season, I had to check this out: The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume Fourteen, edited by Stephen Jones. It's full of short stories, which are always seductive to me -- "Look, I can just read one or two and not have to finish the whole book! Of COURSE I'll add it to the pile!"

A very small list, I know -- but I just can't let myself bring a lot of books home from the library when there are SO MANY to be read in my personal library. I think I should make a definite reading list for the rest of this year. I don't feel up to doing challenges yet like so many other book bloggers do, but I'll get there!


  1. Welcome to Library Loot! We hope that you visit your library often and participate as well!!

    I have the same issue. Lots of unread books at home, but also can't help myself when it comes to Library Loot!

    I don't read a lot of Horrow myself. Do you know about the RIP challenge, which encourages lots of spooky type reads!

    BTW, welcome to book blogging!

  2. Hi Marg,
    Thanks for the welcome! I have seen the RIP challenge, and it intrigued me, but I came to the party just a little too late. Since the Fall into Reading challenge starts this week, I figured it was a safer bet.

  3. Welcome to Library Loot! :) I'm not usually a fan of oddly formatted books (I did like it in The Book Thief), but the You Are Here sounds like fun! I love pop science books. :D

  4. Thanks, Eva! I have to tell you that your blog was my introduction to the world of book blogging, and it intrigued me so much that I eventually had to start my own. So all of this is kind of your fault. :-)