Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Library Loot - 29th August 2012

I have not been to the library this week, but did last week for the book group meeting. As I didn't get around to posting my library loot last week I am running a week behind!

Well, the book discussion was The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham and you can read my thoughts HERE.

I managed to avoid library fines by renewing a book that I had not completed, which is success! I skimmed the reserved shelf as I had requested a book, slightly disappointed when I realised the book was not there for collection. I should not have been disappointed as I had not had the email telling me it was there!

Then I was just about to walk pass the best sellers stand and there was my book. So I grabbed it and advised the librarian that my requested book was in fact on a shelf so I could I cancel the reservation? Luck was on my side and I could. Apparently books that are best sellers and have sticky labels inside the cover are not used for reservations which was why I was able to grab it off the shelf, so it was simply a case of great timing!

As you are all itching to know the book - here it is

The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in theā€¦

By coincidence, I was briefly in contact with the author for this book. I have a family in my own ancestry that did exactly what the subject matter of this book is all about. I would have submitted my family information, except that my family were not within the time frame of this book. Great shame, but fascinating nonetheless.

Another book featuring India was also spotted on the shelf and again I could not resist.

One Last Look by Susanna Moore

The third book I carried home was the next one for the book group.

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Taking part in Library Loot and you can read the details HERE


  1. I've ordered "The Fishing Fleet" and am looking forward to reading it. "One Last Look" is excellent; have you read Emily Eden's "Up the Country"? It's a collection of letters she wrote while she was in India in the 1830/40's and is the basis of Susanna Moore's book.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation, I was not aware of the Emily Eden book and will look out for it.

  2. I'm not familiar with those but I hope you enjoy them!

  3. Hey There! I’m a fellow blogger/writer looking to meet new people and discover great blogs, and I gladly added myself to your followers and can’t wait to read more!! I’d also love to invite you to check out a great giveaway I’m having, that I think would be right up your alley!

    Hope to see you there, and thanks so much!


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