Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.  It's easy to join, just post your loot and link up with Mr. Linky at either Claire or Marg's blog.  It's that simple!

Hey there!  I've been meaning to join in the weekly Library Loot forever and I finally remember to post my loot!  I'm a regular at the library, stopping in a couple of times a week. Usually it's to pick up holds or return items but every once in a while I'll check out what the library has on display in their featured section.

This week the display features cookbooks.  I love cookbooks but I do have a pet peeve about cookbooks - they must have pictures!  I'm always surprised when I pick up a cookbook with little or no pictures. They must have at least some pictures, not drawings, of the finale product.  No pictures, not interested.  I did spot Anne Burrell's Cook Like a Rock Star.  Lots of delicious looking pictures along with some of Anne with friends and family.

A quick look inside and I already found three recipes I want to try.  The first is Killer Mac & Cheese with Bacon.  Now, I'm not a big fan of mac & cheese but add bacon to the mix and I'm more than willing to give it a try.

Next is Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Spiced Nilla Wafer Crust.  Doesn't that sound tasty?  I've just recently, in the last few years, come to appreciate the deliciousness that is cheesecake.  Never had it with goat cheese but I'm up for a little adventure, I just won't tell the kids about the goat cheese. :)

The other recipe is one for Stewed Zucchini.  I rarely eat zucchini, mostly because the only way I'm at all familiar with it is in zucchini bread.  But the picture looked yummy and it's healthy.  Win/Win.

The next book I picked up is J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy.  This of course was a hold, lots of requests for this one.  I never read the Harry Potter books, *gasp* so this venture into adult fiction will be my first read of Rowling.  Anyone read this yet?  It's quite big, just a smidge over 500 pages.  And the font is small, but that could just be my vanity in refusing to wear my reading glasses.  I wish I could have gotten it on audiobook format but that wait would have been longer since there are only a few copies available.  I might see if the teen wants to read it first and get her reaction before I read it. 

Lastly, I picked up an audiobook on CD.  I prefer to download my audiobooks from the library's online site but sometimes it's quicker to get the CD.  The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman caught my attention, heck, I'm not sure where I heard about it but I like the blurb plus it's post World War I, Australia and features a lighthouse.  I've always been fascinated by lighthouses ever since I was a kid.  Dreamed of living in one too, just never got the chance.  I am a little concerned because it does sound very emotional but I'm also intrigued as to how the story will play out.

So there's my Library Loot for this week. Did you get any goodies from the library this week?


  1. Casual Vacancy - How young is the teen? From what I've been seeing, this is definitely NOT New Adult or Young Adult. It's heavy on mature themes.

  2. Very nice visit to the library, Leslie! I like it when there's actually pictures of the process and of course, of the end results, in cookbook.

    Let us know how your attempts turn out! I recently fell in love with goat cheese! But never had it with desserts, interesting.

    Ha, I've never read the Harry Potter books. Not planning to pick up The Casual Vacancy, but I'm curious to see your opinion of it!

  3. Christina ~ My teen will turn 18 next week and she's pretty mature, been reading adult novels for a while. Not sure she very interested, more for the author than the book itself.

    Nath ~ No Harry Potter either? We must be the oddballs! LOL

  4. Add me to the oddball crew, I've never read the books but loved the movies. Does that count for something? :p I've on the fence about The Casual Vacancy. I've read some reviews and it's not jumping out at me as something I must have.

    Such a pretty cover on the Light Between Oceans. Sounds like historical fiction, which I'm a fan of. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it. Hope the narration is good too!

    I didn't pick up any books this week. I still have a stack that I need to return.

  5. Yay!!! I'm so happy to see you joined in on Library Loot!

    That cookbook sounds fun! I'm going to look for it at my library, too. Hope to get there this weekend, actually.

    I'm on the fence about Casual Vacancy. It doesn't really call me, but I'm curious because it's J.K. Rowling, you know?

  6. Did you read The Light Between Oceans? I'm really thinking of reading that book and have been waffling on whether to buy it or not. :(