Library Loot is a weekly meme hosted by Claire of The Captive Reader and Marg of Reading Adventures. Readers share what library books they have picked up recently. Claire is hosting this week.
My last library loot contained a lot of fiction, and so when I was returning a book to the library, I decided to pick up some non-fiction reads as well. It’s good to have options lying around.
I picked up only three books this time, as I’m still in the middle of reading the haul from my last library visit.
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston – This might be more like reading a horror novel than an account of a deadly virus. Ebola virus and its related viruses freak me out – but obviously not enough to keep me from wanting to read about them.
And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts – Jenny of Jenny’s Books said, “If you are ever going to read a book about a national tragedy, it should be And the Band Played On.” High praise from one of my favorite bloggers. Also, apparently I’m drawn to reading about viruses at the moment.
Safe Area Goradze: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995 by Joe Sacco – It’s a non-fiction graphic novel written by a journalist about a conflict I feel like I should know more about.
6 responses to “Library Loot: 2-2-2011”
Oh, you won’t be disappointed in And the Band Played On! It’s so good, it’s enthralling, you cannot help but love it. Promise.
For years I have been meaning to read And the Band Played On. Thanks for the reminder!
I’ve wanted to read And The Band Played On for a long time. Enjoy!
I actually didn’t think The Hot Zone was too much of a horror book (save for a potentially terrifying travel scene in the first section). Perhaps I was just enthralled with the fact that I know just where the Reston lab is. I hope you find the book to be a good read.
Jenny is right – And the Band Played On is fabulous! Enjoy.
I’ve cut back on my library visits dramatically in order to read e-books and my TBR. I miss it!
Just had to share. 🙂