Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg @ The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and Claire @ The Captive Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they have checked out from the library.
Life is so chaotic at present that I didn't even have time for a library visit last week (horrors) but on the positive side it did mean I caught up a bit. Today I returned a few and didn't really intend to bring any home but not hard to see which shelf changed my mind.
Diary of an Ordinary Woman by Margaret Forster.......I only discovered MF this year and have really enjoyed the two books of hers I've read so far. I'm not sure that this one should be in the fiction section as it appears to be an edited diary, of a woman called Millicent King, which spans the years 1914 - 1995 but it sounds interesting and I can't resist the lovely covers on these editions.
The Longest Journey by E.M.Forster.......I've just read Howards End which I loved so much I immediately wanted to read it again and promptly bought myself a copy.
At the beginning of the author's introduction Forster states "The Longest Journey is the least popular of my five novels but the one I am most glad to have written." Partly autobiographical it is ' a deeply moving portrayal of a man kept from fulfilling his personal desires by a desperate need to do what he feels is morally right.'
I doubt it will stay unread for long!