Sunday, April 22, 2012

Library Haul: In Translation

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:

  • For 25 cents, wouldn't you pick up a nice copy of Torment? Even if you weren't reading the series. *blinks* Book hoarder? *looks around* Who?
  • The Japanese manga (25 cents at TL Friends) is Alice 19th Volume 5, which I was then able to borrow from the same library to have some fun translating! Been waiting for something like this for a while.
  • I've read Yurara before, but it's been long enough that I can enjoy it again. And I am.
  • The last copy I got of Skinned was nasty - this one is almost like new! I'm a library gal, but sometimes even I'm afraid of where a book has been when it looks that dingy. And germs can live a long time on paper. Better safe than sorry.
  • I didn't get Timeless back, but I got a book just as good: Glamour in Glass! I've been desperate for another Mary Robinette Kowal book since I finished Shades of Milk and Honey. I fear, though, that reading all these Jane Austen-period books one after the other is going to affect my writing voice. :\
  • Nothing to speak of in the movie department... wait, two movies are missing from this photo! (I knew I was forgetting something!) Hehe, oops. :) They are second tries, though - In Time and Doctor Who Series 6, Part 2. Let's see if I get time to watch them this week.
  • What I am finding an abundance of is CDs, especially awesome soundtracks at TL: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Big Miracle, Downton Abbey. Oh, and I would like to announce at this time that I have put the first season of Downton Abbey on hold. It will take a while, but soon I shall be finding out what all the fuss is about!

What have you picked up from your local library as of late?

A Note to My Readership:
Do you enjoy reading Library Haul? I haven't gotten any comments in a while, so should I cease this odd little weekly segment? I would hate to continue boring you, if I am. Please let me know, even if it's a quick "I enjoy it. Keep it up!" or "It's pretty dull. I'd rather hear more about your cats." Thank you in advance for your comments!


  1. I always read them! Sometimes I get book ideas from you. =] And I'm pretty sure I shamelessly stole your idea and called it "Irrepressible Library" on my blog. But I think they're fun.

    By the way, Downton Abbey is awesome, and the first two Fallen books are really good but I wasn't as impressed with Torment. I still recommend the series though. I think the last one is coming out this summer (maybe?).

    I also love that you're getting into movie scores, because all my friends think I'm crazy for listening to those. Road to Perdition is my all time favorite even though I only saw the movie once and don't even really remember it, New Moon by Alexander Desplat (one of my favorite composers) makes me cry, and I'm currently loving X-men: First Class by Henry Jackman.

    1. Glad to hear it! For you alone, it's worth keeping the segment going. ;)

      Yeah, I've heard nothing but awesome things about Downton Abbey, so I figured it was time to check it out for myself. I believe I tried the first Fallen book when it came out, but wasn't that impressed. Still, any YA book in paperback I see at that price is MINE.

      I've always been into movie scores (they're awesome to write to), but getting my hands on them was hard (I don't buy unless I love). Now I can get all sorts for free! XD Definitely loving my library right now. I've found I can't go wrong with Joe Hisaishi (for Miyazaki movies) or Danny Elfman, and most Austen-era movies have AWESOME piano scores. I'll definitely give your favs a try.