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.
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