read_warbler (read_warbler) wrote,

Library loot!

What with harvesting from the garden and grandkids and other bits and pieces connected with it being summer I haven't posted here in a little while, even though I've been reading a fair bit. Thought I'd make up for it by doing a library loot post.

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg at The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and Claire at The Captive Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

From the bottom:

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built - Alexander McCall Smith. Book 10 in the Mma Ramotswe series and next in line for me. Never get tired of these.

Two Wheels on my Wagon - Paul Howard. About a cycling race called The Tour Divide which runs 3,000 miles from the Canadian Rockies to Mexico. Having enjoyed one of Anne Mustoe's cycling tavelogues last month, I went searching for others and found this.

Italian Neighbours - Tim Parks. The place I saw this mentioned was here in Danielle at A Work in Progress's post about Italian books. It sounded interesting when I looked it up so I reserved it from the library.

Out to Lunch in Provence - Mike Aalders. A random grab which I thought might do for my Foodie books challenge.

Excursion to Tindari - Andrea Camilleri. Book 5 of his Inspector Montalbano series. Lots of those still to go...

The Edwardians - Roy Hattersley. Huhe, huge, huge, so I've no idea whether I will even get to this let alone finish it but I thought I would at least bring it home and try as it's an interesting subject. The author is an ex-British Labour MP, quite high up in The Cabinet at one time.

A Wild Life - Dick Pitman. Charts forty years of the British author's life in Zimbabwe working with wild-life. My current read and rather enjoyable. I've just finished one of the Mma Ramotswe books so this second book about Africa was a natural follow-on.

The Charming Quirks of Others - Alexander McCall Smith. Book 7 of the author's Isabel Dalhousie series set in Edinburgh of course.

So that's it. I have one book still on reserve which is another of Clive James's books of essays. I seem to be on a slight non-fiction kick at the moment with a definite leaning towards travelogues. I'm not sure why this is, perhaps it's because it's the summer and we have no overseas holidays planned for this year so I have itchy feet. I can't think that it can be bothering me that much as I really am a home-body. I think maybe I'm just a natural armchair traveller. LOL.
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