Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Library Loot: February 23

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week.

And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries! This week Marg has Mr. Linky.

This week I downloaded two audiobooks:

Tailor-Made Bride, AJericho "J.T." Tucker wants nothing to do with Coventry, Texas's new dressmaker. He's all too familiar with her kind--shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothing, this seamstress is not at all what he expected. Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man? When Hannah decides to help Jericho's sister catch a beau--leading to uproarious consequences for the whole town--will Jericho and Hannah find a way to bridge the gap between them?

Women of the Bible: Deborah's Story: A NovelA lifelong slave, Deborah still dreams of a stranger destined to bring her joy. Then she meets Lappidoth, risking her life to save him. Later, as she recovers in his house, Deborah's dreams all come to pass-so she puts her gift to use. For she has dreamt: "The Lord will use a woman to defeat Sisera." And so will Deborah be known-as a heroine, a prophetess for God's chosen people, and one of the greatest judges of all time.

And I picked up this one--first to get it from my library and really excited to read it considering the great reviews it's getting!

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

That's it for me. What did you get?


  1. Have you been able to listen to A Tailor-Made Bride yet? It's not my usual read, but I really enjoyed it. :)

  2. I haven't read anything by Ann Burton but the Women of the Bible series looks interesting.

  3. I'm really looking forward to Discovery of Witches.

  4. Awesome choice! I hope you enjoy "A Discovery of Witches", that's on my TBR list. :) I haven't checked out anything new this week, but I did get some Interlibrary Loans last week.

    Wolf Moon by Charles de Lint
    Marvel's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

    Happy reading for this week!


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