Thursday, March 24, 2011

Library Thursday

Library Thursday is a weekly blog hop hosted by LazyGirl Reads.
The purpose? 
1. Encourage people to support their libraries when they can
2. Meet new bloggy friends and grow your following

This was my second visit to the library here in Victoria - and about my second visit to a library in as many years! - so I thought I'd add an extra post on this Thursday to reveal a few of my finds!

1. Millie's Fling, by Jill Mansell
At my last visit, I managed to walk away with two Mansell's tucked into my bag. This time, I decided to leave at least one other on the shelves for different readers to enjoy, so I've got the one - Millie's Fling. I'll either devour it tomorrow, or will save it for later. Jill Mansell is an author I just can't resist!

And aren't the covers of her books just delightful!

2. Thanks for the Memories, by Cecelia Ahern
I picked this one up because I'm determined to give Cecelia Ahern another go. Inspired by The Turn of the Page's review on The Book of Tomorrow, which I didn't enjoy nearly as much, I thought I had better give this author another chance.... so Cecelia... this is it!

3. Queen of Babble in the Big City, by Meg Cabot
Since joining the blogging world I've seen so many booklovers comment, review, and talk about Meg Cabot I thought it was about time I joined them!

4. The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver
Much the same as Ahern, my first Barbara Kingsolver book was a struggle. I took The Poisonwood Bible away on holiday with me last year and didn't even finish it. But upon recommendation, I am going to see if I can make it through The Bean Trees.

I also picked up:
*The Autograph Man, by Zadie Smith
*The Jewel of Gresham Green, by Lawana Blackwell
*The Gathering, by Anne Enright - a book I have seen so often but never actually picked up off the shelves let alone read it!

And, the one I am most taken by:

Let the Lion Eat Straw, by Ellease Southerland
The story  of Abeba Williams, whose mother abandons the poverty of the South - and her daughter - for opportunities in the North.

Then, just as I was walking out the door I noticed the sale table - and how could I resist that. So, add to the collection Little Women and Absolutely Positively, by Heather Webber!

Had best start reading I think!


  1. I've heard so many good things about Jill Mansell so I hope you enjoy this as much as you've enjoyed her other books. As to QOB in the Big City, while I love Meg Cabot, I think the first book is the best of that trilogy. This one has some great sketches though of wedding gowns.

  2. Three cheers for the library! :) I have Queen of Babble on my Nook from the library...need to read it!!!

  3. Great choices!
    (In answer to your question: I don't have many thrift stores where I live, but when the library has a sale I'm there!!)

    Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

  4. I didn't care for The Poisonwood Bible either so I'm anxious to see what you think of this newer book. Great choices from the libary!

  5. Oh AGREED re: the Jill Mansell cover. Gosh, what a cute cover, love it! And all your books look amazing this week! I hope you enjoy them. I haven't read The Queen of Bable. I have such a love hate relationship with Meg Cabot's books!! I liked the first 3 princess diaries, hated the 4th...I was pretty much okay with her "Size 12 is not fat" books...and I'm pretty interested in checking out her newer I'm looking forward to your review :)

  6. Great choices, I have good things about Millie's Fling, I may check it out!
    Truly Bookish

  7. I'll be interested to see what you think of Thanks for the Memories. Hope you'll enjoy it more than The Book of Tomorrow. :)
    And I really should get around to reading Meg Cabot soon, seeing as so many people like her.