Library Haul

21st July 2010

Just got back from the ‘brary. Oh wait – you don’t call it that? Ok, guess I won’t either. I had some great recommendations from Pop Culture Nerd, but I also just like to wander through the aisles. I usually have some author’s names in mind, and wandering is half the fun.

What I got:

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall

Despair by Vladimir Nabokov

How Right You Are, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

Split Image by Robert B. Parker

The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow

The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes (I really liked the cover of this and just realized who she is. This may be a no go.)

I also got a couple of audiobooks, one Jane Green and one Elizabeth George. I tend to like lighter books for my commute as I can’t really focus that well. The library also has a pretty decent movie selection, and season three of Mad Men just happened to be on the shelf. Don Draper, here I come. This series is excellent, but I don’t have cable and cannot watch it. I’m always just a little behind the curve on current TV, but I honestly don’t mind.

All in all, I’d say that was a successful trip to the ‘brary. (Hey -it’s better than liberry, as I’ve heard some pronounce it.) At the moment, I am finishing up The Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea but should finish that this evening. Now the only problem is which book to begin. Hmmm…

  • Marlene

    Hmmmm….my favorite conundrum, which book to read first.

  • I recently finished reading the Tarquin Hall. It is a light-hearted mystery. Enjoyed it quite a bit.

    I didn’t understand your comment on Marian Keyes. Why is the book a no-go?

    • I’ve only read one of her books, but I was unimpressed, to say the least. Maybe this will be better.

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    • Oh, and now that I think of it, I think your review is what made me look for Tarquin Hall! Thanks.

  • I have the Tarquin Hall on my shelf. It sounds really good and although I’ve got a couple of other books going on I really want to get to it. The last couple of mysteries I’ve read haven’t really done it for me so I want to find a good one.

    Oh and I’ll be waiting for your review of the Keyes book. I’ve read one of hers didn’t like it at all but I’m always willing to give authors the benefit of doubt 🙂

    • I’ve got so much good stuff, I don’t know where to begin. Yeah, I’ve only read one Keyes, but I remember thinking it was the worst writing ever. I’ll give it another go.

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