Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Library Loot (my first one!)

It's a shame to say, but I really do not check out many books at the library anymore.  Don't get me wrong...I love the library and when I visit or go on their website, I just keep adding and adding books!  The reasons for my lack of library check outs? 

1) my personal library of 1700+ books (the bulk of which are TBR) means I never lack something to read,
2) I have been receiving so many ARCs and books for blog tours and
3) until recently, I haven't had a need for research materials. 

I'm now actively researching my novel (I'm getting ready to start a writing progress blog too) so I will be frequenting the library more often.  As I was browsing the library site for my research materials, naturally I had to go to the new arrivals section.  I found some good stuff there which I put on hold.  Also, after watching the French film "Queen Margot" recently, I was intrigued by the subject and found out that Alexandre Dumas had written an historical novel about her's my loot!

In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires--Raymond T. McNally & Radu Florescu

Romania: An Illustrated History--Nicolae Klepper

Queen Margot--Alexandre Dumas

The Mayo Clinic Diet

Remember Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre which aired on cable in the 80s?  My library has all of them on DVD so I decided to revisit them! For some reason, they didn't have Disc 1, but I got Disc 2 and 3.  They include Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks and the three bears, The princess and the pea, Pinocchio, and Thumbelina.  Sleeping favorite!

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Marg 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 any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!


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  1. Nice haul, I can't wait to read your progress blog. That is so amazing that you are writing a book. I want an ARC ok?

  2. I go to the library once a week myself and actually started mentioning the books for the past couple of weeks so maybe I'll go check this out next time. Libraries can be really handy when there's no money tree growing in the yard.

  3. Yikes...1,700 TBR books....I thought I was bad with 600+ LOL

  4. Holy cow! You lucky bug, having such a nice TBR available. Mine in only a few hundred.

  5. Deb--of course you will get an ARC =O)

    Bard Girl--Yeah, I like the cheap route. The majority of my 1700+ have been bought at used book sales and thrift stores (sorry authors...I still buy new books when I can afford it). That's why I have so many!

    Diane & Alice--It's nice to be able to pick books right off your own shelves, but I still like going to the library. I was thrilled though that all of the books I'm reading for challenges this year (over 100) are from my own shelves!

  6. Welcome to Library Loot! You certainly have an interesting mix of library books there!

  7. Can't wait to read your writing progress blog. I have these to be rather helpful in getting my act together and actually writing.

    Love your library haul. The Dracula one looks fabulous.

  8. I use the library frequently so I don't have 1700 books in my house. But at least you are surrounded by books.
    I remember Faerie Tale Theatre. I'll see if my library has them too.

  9. Oh, snap! Another Faerie Tale Theatre lover! I received the whole set of DVDs for Christmas this year. It's been so fun watching them all again for the first time in 20 years :)

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