L is for Libraries. I love libraries. I've loved libraries since my mom first took me to our local library. That was back in the day when I had a bright orange cardboard card that had a metal plate on it that was used in some mysterious way by the librarian in a machine that went "ca-chunk" and indicated that the desired books were mine for two weeks. I loved knowing there was a huge building filled to the brim with books and that I could go and borrow them any time I wanted! Then when I moved to my now home town I lucked into one of the best public libraries ever. Not only is it rated in the top ten nationally for service and collections...but I knew we had a winner when one summer their theme was science fiction and they displayed a giant model of the Enterprise from Star Trek.
L is also for Personal Library. I don't mean the hodge-podge collection of books that I currently have. I mean the dream library that's on my life-list (bucket-list, whatever you want to call it). One of these days there will be a room in my home absolutely dedicated to books. The real deal. Shelves all along the walls and comfy reading chairs.
And, finally L is for Library Loot.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire (The Captive Reader) and Marg (The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader) that encourages bloggers to share the books they've checked out of the library. If you'd like to participate, just write up your post, feel free to steal button, and link up using the Mr. Linky on Claire's site this week. And, of course, check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.
Here's my haul for this week. It's pretty hefty (and will grow) because I'm stocking up for my recovery after surgery.
Death of a Doxy by Rex Stout
Third Girl by Agatha Christie
The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lillian Jackson Braun
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
From the Library Bookstore:
Playground of Death by John Buxton Hilton
And Leftover Loot:
Victorian Tales of Mystery & Detection: An Oxford Anthology by Michael Cox (ed & selected by)