Monday, January 9, 2012

Library Haul: Sleuths and Serial Killers

It's time for a look at my Library Haul, the tower of goodies I picked up during my weekly trip to the libraries (TL, ML, and CL). Sideways are borrowed, upright are purchased used from library Friends.

Here is this week's haul (it's quite a tower):

  • That Harry Potter is in German (at least, it looks like German). I saw it and just had to have it, even though I can't read a single word of whatever language it is and have no intention of learning. Yeah, I'm that kind of book collector. ;) 
  • Got Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon - and it's in paperback! The chances of it actually getting read went up 50% because of its softcover status.
  • Every week as I listen to the Writing Excuses podcast I'm reminded that I haven't read the rest of Dan Wells' serial killer series yet. So I finally got Mr. Monster. I think I'll be able to stomach it now...
  • Don't have any really good new movies to watch (well, except Kung Fu Panda 2, but we'll see just how "good" it is), so I always check out an overabundance of random discoveries to fill the void. We usually don't end up watching most of them, but it's nice to have options. Snagged the first season of Sherlock for a re-watch (and yes, it is as good as I remember ;). Housemates never did see all of Doctor Who Season 5, or The Proposal, so I picked them up as well. And no stack is complete without a few Shaun the Sheep, right?
  • Finally got a few Shonen Jumps (Jan & Feb), but when I got them home I realized that I haven't read December's yet! Now I have to wait for it to appear...
  • CDs: Lady A's latest (pretty good), Harry Potter Part 2 Soundtrack (haunting), and the latest Taylor Swift, among others. The TS doesn't have the song I want on it tho! Majorly disappointed. :(
So what did you pick up from your library lately?


  1. The person who's also reading One Piece FINALLY returned the next four volumes, so I acquired those. I read a couple volumes of Inuyasha and Vampire Knight (reserving judgement on those thus far, still deciding how I feel) and basically I've just been reading a bunch of manga.

    Oh, and I got Once Upon a Marigold from our school library. ^^ It's... interesting, so far. Quirky.

  2. My brother introduced Shaun the Sheep to us and my family loves it too! I've heard about Carrier of the Mark and I might have to check it out too.

    Recently I'm reading Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge and it's really fun. I love female MCs going on adventures. This poor girl's had such a hard life too, but she's escaping from it - with a goose who serves as companion and protector.

  3. OMG MR MONSTER! So much scarier than the first. (And the third is even scarier!)