Library Loot: January 13th

The internet has been down at the apartment since the weekend, and was fixed this morning by the technician.  So this is a quick ‘yay’ post for the return of connection.

I stopped at the library on Monday night to return a book and of course checked out a couple of more, since I was there.

The two books I picked up were:

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

This is a retelling of the the fairytale, the Twelve Dancing Princesses.  Should be a nice light read.

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

I don’t really like the cover, but I am intrigued by what I have heard about this travel memoir: a suspenseful story of two young women who go to China in 1986, soon after that country was open to travelers.  From what I understand from others’ reviews, something goes psychologically wrong with the author’s traveling companion while they are there.

Library Loot is hosted by Eva at A Striped Armchair and Marg at Reading Adventures.

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12 responses to “Library Loot: January 13th

  1. Wow, Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven sounds fascinating. Looking forward to hearing what you think about it. Travel memoirs have been really hit or miss for me in the past.

    • Travel memoirs have been hit or miss with me as well. It really hangs on the likability of the writer for me and if they really have something worth saying about wherever they went.

  2. I really love the cover of Princess of the Midnight Ball!

    Enjoy your loot!

  3. These sound tempting!

    I hadn’t been going to the library much in the past few years, but this is my second library loot post. I’m really getting into it!

    I’m developing a new habit…instead of automatically going to Amazon, I click on the library website to request a book.

    My post is here:

    http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/library-loot/

  4. I haven’t heard of either of those books. My post is here.

  5. Eva

    I’m curious about that travelogue too-I’ve been on my library’s hold list for quite awhile!

    I read a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses last year and loved it (Wildwood Dancing). Haven’t read the George retelling though!

  6. Princess is a good one. I saw that she has new book out.

  7. olduvai

    I’ve seen Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven but I’ve never picked it up because of that cover!

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