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First Loot of the year!

January 14, 2010
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Marg 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!

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I haven't been to the library in quite a while, with the hustle and bustle of the holidays and year end, etc. So I was really glad that I'd put some books on hold, but "held" the hold till the new year. On Tuesday I took Hush, Hush and Magic Strikes back, and picked these up. Unfortunately, I hadn't gotten around to actually reading Hush, Hush, so I'll have to re-hold it. Is "re-hold" even a word?? I'll have to check...

catching fire
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

julie and julia
With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul.

Julie Powell is 30 years old, living in a tiny apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that's going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mother's worn, dog-eared copy of Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes -- in the span of one year.

At first she thinks it will be easy. But as she moves from the simple Potage Parmentier (potato soup) into the more complicated realm of aspics and crepes, she realizes there's more to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye.
And somewhere along the line she realizes she has turned her outer-borough kitchen into a miracle of creation and cuisine. She has eclipsed her life's ordinariness through spectacular humor, hysteria, and perseverance.

With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged.

Young, fanged, and fabulous, Melissa de la Cruz's vampires unite in this highly anticipated fourth installment of the Blue Bloods series.


Unknown said...

Lol! If 're-hold' isn't a word yet, it sure as heck should be especially for all of us poor souls that always take on too much books than we can handle and we have to haul them back to the library and the whole process repeats.

I have to read Catching Fire and Holly's Inbox too. I know that they have the first one in my library but I'm not sure sure about the second one. Have fun reading.

bermudaonion said...

Great loot! I'll be curious to see what you think of Julie and Julia.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I like the cover on that Julie and Julia edition. I hadn't seen it yet.

Svea Love said...

Those look like some good books. I love the cover of the last one. And I have heard great things about the other to. Enjoy!

Marg said...

I re-hold stuff all the time! It often takes me two or three borrowing to actually read a book!

Christine said...

Hi Drey!
I "re-hold" books on occasion myself, so it must be a word. ;o)

I LOVED Magic Strikes. How did you like it?

Catching Fire was also a fantastic read. Collins has created a fascinating world with this series that has readers constantly on the edge of their seats!

I rented the movie version of Julie & Julia over the holiday break and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm actually now thinking of reading Julia Child's autobiography this year.

Enjoy your reads!

Nise' said...

If we know what re-hold means, it must be a word! I've got Hush, Hush on hold. Catching Fire was great.

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