19 thoughts on “BookTube: Library Haul #2 (September 2014)

  1. So many interesting books you got there, Kirsty! I really want to read ‘The Monsters of Templeton’, so I’d love to hear your opinion on her short stories first πŸ™‚ Crime fiction is one of my favourite genres, and I’m glad to see some of your recent books belong to that genre. Also, it’s always a delight to discover new Christmas books, even if it’s a bit out of season. At least you know what to look for when the time comes πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks so much, Akylina! Her short stories are absolutely stunning; I’m engrossed in them and really hate having to put the book down to do more practical things! I want to order a copy of ‘The Monsters of Templeton’ immediately; I don’t think I can wait to read it!

      Wonderful! I didn’t read much crime fiction before last year, but actually, I love it too. I love the way in which there are so many sub-genres within it. Which are your favourite crime novels?

      Oh, definitely! I feel like planning my Christmas reads already… πŸ˜‰

      • That’s great to hear πŸ™‚ I’m glad you’re enjoying her short stories so much!

        Yes, I absolutely agree! Oh, I have so many favourites~ The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson, “The Hypnotist” by Lars Kepler, most of Jo Nesbo’s novels (“Nemesis” being the best for me), “OUT” by Natsuo Kirino, “Never Knowing” by Chevy Stevens are some of my moat favourite ones πŸ™‚

        Oh, me too~ It’s still a bit too early, but I love getting into the Christmas mood and everything πŸ˜€

      • Yes I did, and I started writing a reply this morning πŸ™‚ I’m terribly sorry for the great delay.. 😦

  2. I took out 2 books from the library and I must say it thanks to your videos. I has stopped since over 2 years because I struggle with borrowed books.
    1. I have a bad habit of writing on the books & selecting vocabulary words. I have developed a system so I don’t write and later feel stressed out to go and erased my notations.
    2. The library have changed their request time renewal. It’s shorter now. Even though we still have 6 times to renew them, each renewal is worth 2 days instead of 2 weeks like before…

    I requested: “The Grass Harp & short stories” by Truman Capite & “Mary Anne” by Daphne du Maurier

    I am giving it a try, once more and trying to not get many books at the same time because I am a slow reader.

    So far it seems to work.

    • I’m so pleased that I nudged you towards the library! Have you thought about keeping a notebook to hand so that you can write down thoughts, quotes and notations from each book without writing inside them?

      It’s awful that your library has changed their policy! I’m only allowed to renew books three times, but each renewal adds three weeks to the time, so it’s not too bad. Where abouts in the world are you?

      Oh, what wonderful choices! Have you read the Du Maurier yet?

      • I started having a notebook at hand now where I write as I read. Also, I’ve used a set of sticky notes of different color for quotes or description so I can easally go back later to it.
        3 weeks each time does makeva difference.
        I’m in the State of Florida, US.
        This is my first book of Du Maurier I read. I started last night. I have not heard of her yet prior to your December project. I am planning to get more reading done today.
        I am currently reading “The Fall of Giants” by Ken Folleft (almost 900 pages). It’s taking me forever….

      • That sounds brilliant! Florida is one of the places on my immediate travel list; it looks beautiful! Are you enjoying it? I felt the same with ‘The Luminaries’; I hope you get through it soon!

      • “Fall of Giants” is a great read on WWI. It really re-creates how it came to be with original characters. I hope to get it done this weekend.
        I read about 50 pages into “Mary Anne” by Daphne du Maurier and I am enjoying it so far.

  3. A really good anthology of WWI poetry is “The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry”. The version I have is really well laid out and divided into subject matter. It has a great range of different poems, including the ever wonderful Wilfred Owen!

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