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Library Loot: 10.21.09

Boy did I have fun going to the library yesterday! More than half of my holds had arrived and I was as a giddy as a child on Christmas morning. Now, please do not think that I have any intention of reading all of these books within the three week loan period! I read much too slowly to harbor any of those expectations. I do, however, plan to skim all of them, read some of them, and decide if others are enough to my liking to check out at another time, or if I would just rather return to them unfinished.

Most of these books were recommended by you, my dear readers. A few of them I found while browsing the Kindle store (I downloaded the sample and enjoyed them enough to check out the book), and one or two were found while reading Bookmarks magazine on Monday night.
Here is the list of glorious literary finds:
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (audio book recommended by Sandy) – I have read the book numerous times but I am anxious to listen to Sissy Spacek’s narration.
  • Amazing Gracie by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff
  • Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery
  • The Archivist by Martha Cooley
  • Confections of a Closet Master Baker by Gesine Bullock-Prado (Sandra Bullock’s sister)
  • Living the Vida Lola by Misa Ramirez (I was contacted by the author to review her 2nd book, so I thought I should preview her debut book first)
  • Half Minute Horrors (reviewed by Lenore)
  • Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen (by Fay Weldon)
  • From Baghdad, with Love by Jay Kopelman
  • Get Real by Donald Westlake
  • Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
  • Domestic Affairs by Eileen Goudge (I have not read any of her material and I couldn’t decide which one I might enjoy most)

Have you read any of these books? Do you have any suggestions for which one I should start first? Which one(s) might be good Read-a-Thon material?

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