Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva at A Striped Armchair and Marg at Reading Adventures 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! Want to share your loot? Eva has the Mr. Linky this week!
I’m super excited about my library loot this week because I got my very first two interlibrary loan books: Janes in Love by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg (the follow-up to The Plain Janes, which I’ve borrowed and read twice now) and Stitches: A Memoir by David Small. (It was Kathy’s review at Bermudaonion’s Weblog that convinced me I wanted to read this one.) My local library doesn’t have the greatest selection of English books (I’m in Quebec after all), so interlibrary loans open up a lot more options for me.
The weird part about the ILL process was that I requested the books online in mid-December and no one called to tell me they had arrived. When I checked my file online yesterday, I realized that one of the ILL books was due on January 12 (in less than a week!) and the other on January 17, so they must have arrived at my library. The folks at the library were initially not very helpful—their reaction was: “Did anyone call you? No? Then we probably don’t have your books.” Luckily, I had printed out the page from the site that indicated the due dates, which inspired one woman to finally go and check!
I also borrowed another YA book, Empress of the World by Sara Ryan, inspired by Bronwyn’s review at A Certain Bent Appeal. It turns out Ryan also writes comic books, which can be read at ComicSpace.