Monday, February 6, 2012

Library Haul: Hold Me Closer, Postmaster

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:

  • Finally got my hands on the Going Postal movie! Not much for the Discworld books, but I adore the movies. And this one was very timely too, given the state of our own postal system. I'll talk more about it in an upcoming post - on the post! XD
  • Felt the need to re-watch Ella Enchanted. Wasn't quite as good as I remembered, but Ann Hathaway rarely fails to entertain.
  • I thought Salt was rated for dreadful things, but when it turned out it wasn't I gave it a try, even though I'm not a Jolie fan. It wasn't bad, although whoever didn't rate it for "language" should be fired.
  • Picked up Parasol Protectorate Books 2-4 (I already own 1) for a re-read before Book 5 comes out next month. (I'm going to buy them at Comic-Con so I don't have to lug them there on the plane.) I'm excited to see how Gail ends the series, especially since I know there will be both pre- and post- spin-off series to come soon. If you haven't read Gail Carriger's books yet, DO. She is an amazing writer and a genius storyteller.
  • ML is finally collecting Bakuman., so I can continue reading the awesome series!
  • Discovered a new manga series: Saturn Apartments. It's very plain but very interesting. Will have to do a review on it when I finish the first two volumes I was able to snag.
  • A friend informed me that I should give The Scorpio Races a try, even though I thought the werewolf series by the same author was dreadful. We shall see...
  • Also picked up Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Have been ready to give it a try if I ever came across it - I finally did, so home it came.
  • Giving Stephen King's On Writing yet another try. Only the writing part though.
So what good reads (or watches) did you pick up on your last trip to the local library?


  1. I just finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth, which I didn't like, but I also have The Scorpio Races. I'll have to give it a shot and see what I think of it. I haven't read Shiver or any of those books, though. Not much into werewolves.

    I picked up The Night Circus and so far I'm really liking it. I might have to try Peter Nimble too!

  2. I just could not get into the Gail Carriger books. I tried, but the narrator's voice was so grating to me. What's Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, on the bottom?

    I saw Midnight in Paris over the weekend. You should check it out!