Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg @ The Adventures of an Intrepid Readerand Claire @ The Captive Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they have checked out from the library.  

The last couple of weeks I've only brought one or two books home and been too lazy to do a post so I thought I'd better end the month on a better note. On today's library visit I was browsing the shelves looking for books published in the 20th century for the Century of Books project and decided on these two...


have the men had enough? by Margaret Forster......'once tough, witty and self-reliant, Grandma is now increasingly unable to look after herself.' The minute I read the opening paragraph I knew I had to read this one which sounds as though it will be both funny and sad as a family struggles to cope with Grandma's slide into dementia. (1989)
Valley of the Dolls by Jaqueline Susann.......I read this as a teenager soon after it was first published in 1966. A major sensation at the time it was the sort of book you didn't let your mother see you reading! I thought it would be interesting to reread .




Guard a Silver Sixpence by Felicity Davis (NF).......survivor of an abusive childhood, the author researches her family history and discovers the source of the destructive patterns that have been repeated in her family for over 100 years.
Perfect People by Peter James.......I have to have a crime novel at hand and Peter James is sure to please.



10 comments:

  1. Hope you enjoy your loot this week!

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    1. Thanks Marg - I'm sure I will.

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  2. I read Valley of The Dolls ages ago but enjoyed it. Hope you do too!

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    1. I hope to enjoy it again but from a different perspective.

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  3. I love the cover on that Virago edition of Valley of the Dolls! Enjoy your loot!

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    1. The Virago cover took my eye too - very different from the earlier rather lurid covers.

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  4. Love the cover to Perfect People - hope you enjoy all your books!

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    1. Unfortunately the story has not lived up to the promise of that appealing cover.

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  5. I'll be looking for the Margaret Forster book. Have you read "Still Alice"? We read it last year for book club, still can't forget it.

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    1. I have read Still Alice - very good, but having now finished this one I liked it better.

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