Saturday, September 11, 2010

Library Loot: A Happy Weekend

Library Loot is a weekly meme hosted by Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and Claire from The Captive Reader.  This is a great way to share books and such that you've picked up from the library.  Since I haven't actually posted this meme in awhile, I thought that this weekend might be a great time to jump back on the wagon! 

Thanks to a lot of road construction going on around my house this fall, I'm only making it to the library once a week, which usually falls on a Saturday. 

 Today I dropped off Stephenie Meyer's The Host, which I finished on Friday.  It was a little strange actually, but I'm glad I finally got around to reading it.  I'll be reviewing it later on this next week.

 As mentioned last week, I'm always checking out new cookbooks.  This week I checked out Jim Lahey's My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method.  I had read about it in one of my many food magazines and knew I had to check it out.  I've already glanced through it and know I'll have to give it a try.  His basic method is patterned after old Roman methods of bread making that look pretty easy.  I'm hoping for something good!

 My best friend has been raving about A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg for weeks now.  In fact, she insisted I run out and get a copy ASAP.  (Sadly though, the copy I checked out had about 20 pages that were dog eared wherever there were recipes.  Yep, I had to go through and flatten them out before it drove me crazy!)

I also picked up volume four and five in the Emma series by Kaoru Mori.  I've really enjoyed this series so far and am looking forward to continuing the story.

Finally, I picked up Things I Know About Love by Kate LeVann.  I saw this circulating through the blogosphere and wanted to read it.  I'm surprised by how few pages the book has, so I can see that it's going to be a pretty short read.

This week I have a nice variety of books that I've checked out.  Since I'm reading about nine other books right now though, with fifteen more in the wings, I might be getting into these a little later.  That's fine with me though.  I love having all of these great reading options!

What books do you have waiting in the wings?


  1. No work and no kneading sounds like my kind of bread!

    And more Emma, yay!

  2. I loved A Homemade Life, too. Yesterday I posted about my bookclub meeting where we discussed the book and had a pot luck dinner with Molly's recipes. We've started a new tradition!

  3. Great haul! My brother was given My Bread as a gift a few months ago and I've been trying to borrow it off him ever since. A Homemade Life is really enjoyable, with lots of excellent recipes (the banana bread with chocolate and ginger is a particular favourite).

    Enjoy your loot!

  4. Crazy week and I am just now catching up on blog reading but...I just picked up A Homemade Life as well. I hope to find the time to escape with this lovely book this weekend.

  5. I LOVE the Emma series. One of my favourite mangas ever!

  6. Heidenkind--Yea, it's kind of an interesting premise, but sounds like it should be good. I still haven't tried it though.

    JoAnn--That's really great to know! I haven't started it yet, but I've heard great things about it.

    Claire--Thanks. :) I love picking up my stack for the week. Now let's see how much I can actually get through!

    Molly--No worries. Look at me! I'm just now catching up on comments. :)

    Kailana--Yes, I can't wait to finish it!