Library Loot: January 27

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

I checked out three books from the library this time, so now I have ten checked out total.  I can get away with this amount because my public library allows you to renew twice as long as no one else has a hold on it.  So I usually can have a book out for four weeks.

Anyway, the three in this library loot:

The Wreck Of The River of Stars by Michael Flynn

– This is by the same author of Eifelheim, one of my favorite reads of last year, so I’m very excited to read this one.  The River of Stars is the name of a doomed spaceship, thus the very sci-fi appearance of the cover.

Veil of Lies: A Medieval Noir by Jeri Westerson

– I saw the sequel to Veil of Lies in the New Mysteries section.  It sounded interesting, but I like to start at the beginning so I trotted back into the stacks to see if the first book was there.  I was in luck!  Stories set in medieval times tend to attract my interest and I like a good noir.

The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank

– My library has a display that is sometimes thematic but usually just whatever the librarians feel like putting up there.  I remembered reading a good review of this book.  I’d seen the cover picture as a thumbnail image reviews, but never in person: I had thought that the image on the cover was a bird but it’s actually an aerial shot of a young woman walking in a red scarf.


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7 responses to “Library Loot: January 27

  1. I haven’t heard about any of these books – so I’ll be extra interested to hear what you think of them – great loot, deer!


  2. I’ve seen The Wonder Spot on the shelves as well. Look forward to hearing what you think.

  3. I quite liked Veil of Lies when I read it a while ago. I don’t think my library has any of the books which is a shame because I would like to read the second and subsequent books in the series.

  4. Our library lets me renew twice if no one has a hold on it, which means I usually keep books out for 6 weeks. It’s wonderful!

    Haven’t heard of any of these, either, so I’m looking forward to hearing what you think.

  5. olduvai

    Hmmm I might have read The Wonder Spot a while back (before blogging). But nope, can’t remember a single thing about it! That’s either a reflection of the book or my really bad memory… (hopefully it’s the latter)! The other books sound really interesting. Have to add them to my TBR list.

  6. Nice loot! I’m curious about The Wonder Spot.

  7. Aimee – thanks! yeah, except for maybe the Wonder Spot, they’re not that well known I don’t think.

    Linda and bermudiaonion – sounds like the Wonder Spot has intrigued more than just me.

    Marg – Good to know that Veil of Lies is enjoyable. Do you have interlibrary loan at your library? The fact that my branch is part of a county system that enables cross-branch book delivery, plus state-wide interlibrary loan means I can get my hands on just about anything. I love Maryland for that.

    Scott – Your comment had me double-checking my loan period and I was actually incorrect – the first loan period on books is three weeks. Then each renewal is about two weeks, I think. At least when I renewed one book recently that was due on Feb 1st, it is now due on the 16th. Now I’ve confused myself.

    Olduvai – I hope it’s the latter as well! 😉

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