Library Loot 1.21.09

Here's the Library Loot I've got checked out this week:

I've heard such good things about Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants and I can't wait to read it.

I started Yannick Murphy's Signed, Mata Hari during dinner one night and the writing is already pulling me in. If we finish putting the paper together before 1 AM tonight (it's not looking good right now), I'm sitting down and getting at least halfway through this one.

This is actually a collection of three David Lodge books, the first of which is Changing Places. I picked up this book and started reading it while waiting for a reserve text I needed to do my homework to be returned at the University Library. I don't know that I'll get through all three, but at the least the first book in the collection I plan on reading. He has a mild British-style humor that's entertaining without being overwhelming.

Speaking of University these are books I've managed to check out instead of buy for my classes this semester:

I love Pride and Prejudice as much as the next English major with a Brit Lit concentration, but honestly, everyone's read it, why are we studying it again?

Writing True is the core text for my Nonfiction Writing class and the little bit I've glanced at it, it seems like a resource I may end up buying in the end.

Another text for my Nonfiction writing class, this memoir by Eudora Welty is interesting, if slow, reading.

And a few actual textbooks that came on loan for other libraries (I love being a student!):

For Media Law, in case you didn't know the difference between civil and criminal cases; apparently the don't expect us to have had any government classes.

This one and the one below are for my Geography class, something I sorely needed to take. I embarrased myself royally the first day when I had to ask whether Puerto Rico was part of the Carribean or not, and then placed Nova Scotia off the coast of Australia on the "what do you already know?" exam (I really did know that one!)

So that's my haul. Check other lists here and here.

Happy reading!


samantha.1020 said...

I've been wanting to read Water For Elephants for awhile now. Hope it is as good as it sounds :)

Sandra said...

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Jeska said...

I loved Water for Elephants - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! It is well worth the read.


I have read some of your posts and would like to revisit.

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The Holistic Knitter said...

I like the look of Signed, Mata Hari
My libaray loot is here:

Alyce said...

I hope you enjoy Water For Elephants! Your story about the geography test made me laugh. :) I'm not that great at geography either.

Kitten said...

Oh, I'm posting something on my Library Loot from yesterday! It wasn't much, but it was the first time I've borrowed in years and I'm so proud of what I got!

Alessandra said...

I've heard great things about Water for Elephants, so I hope you enjoy it. And that geography class... I've always hated gepgraphy too.

Kaye said...

Water for Elephants is a fabulous book. I just loved the ending in particular. Enjoy!

Jo-Jo said...

I loved Water For Elephants...I can't wait to see what you think of it.

Serena said...

what a great list of books...even the ones that are a bit dry and tough to read...great variety. thanks for sharing them with us.

Dar said...

That's quite the haul from the library this week. I've had Water for Elephants on my shelf for so long. I really want to make a point of reading it this year.

Lenore said...

Ooh - the Mata Hari book looks interesting!

Eva said...

I love the covers on Mata Hari and the David Lodge trilogy!

If you want to brush up on geography, I have a mini-challenge going on this month to play some really fun geography games online (and you don't have to be part of my larger world citizen challenge to be eligible for the prize). No pressure, just wanted to let you know!

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