Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky (this week at The Captive Reader) any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.
This week, I went to the library on Tuesday night before heading home for my roommate’s birthday dinner. With Anna Karenina on my plate and a rather lengthy list of summer reads, you’d think I’d have enough sense to limit the number of books I am taking out from the library or placing on reserve, but not so much. So… this week’s library loot:
All That I Am by Anna Funder
One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding by Rebecca Mead
Keepsake: A Novel by Kristina Riggle
Between You and Me by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
I happened to read the review of Between You and Me over at 5 Minutes for Books the other day, and was intrigued by it. Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus wrote The Nanny Diaries, which I loved and I was interested partially because I thought this novel would be something in the vein. I started it last night, and its really not. I didn’t get particularly far before I decided to take this one back and request it at a later date. It may be interesting, but when I have so many books to read, it didn’t capture my attention quite enough to stay on the shelf.
The final two books on my reserve list are art books. In case you weren’t able to ascertain this in my weekend recap this past Monday, I LOVE art. The first of these books is about my beloved Metropolitan Museum of Art- Rogue’s Gallery: The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed, and Betrayal That Made the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Michael Gross.
The second of these books is The Rescue Artist by Edward Dolnick which tells the story of the theft of Edvard Munch’s The Scream from Norway’s National Art Museum in 1994, and the hunt that followed.
Last summer, I read The Forger’s Spell, also by Dolnick which I found captivating. The world of art crime is certainly one of intrigue, and Edward Dolnick does an incredibly good job of telling it stories. I started The Rescue Artist last night and am already 38 pages in. I have the feeling I’ll be finishing this one rather quickly. 🙂
How about you? Have you picked up anything from the library this week that you’ve enjoyed?