Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief 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.
I go to the library every week, so I thought it would be great to join this event and share the love for libraries!
This week, I’m still swamped under the million books I have to read, so I didn’t borrow too much for myself.
- Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women’s Rights, by Diane Eickhoff. I had never heard of Clarina Nichols (1810-1885) despite having been interested in women’s studies for years. I can’t wait to discover more about her. Apparently she was a newspaper publisher!
- My Name is Mary Sutter, by Robin Oliveira, a historical novel set during the Civil War about a midwife who wants to become a surgeon. I’m currently reading it and I am totally engrossed in the story!
- Guard Your Daughters, by Diana Tutton. I requested the library buy this book as I want to read it and they didn’t have it – and they did! I’m planning to read all (or most of!) the Persephone books to read more female writers. This one is about the Harvey sisters, who live an unconventional life away from the rest of the world.
All four books are great, with beautiful illustrations. The favourite is A Day With the Animal Builders, with a great story and plenty of vehicles – I think we’re going to have to buy this one to keep it forever!