Library Loot: Waistcoats and Weaponry


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief 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


I only picked up one book this week, but it’s a really exciting one: Waistcoats and Weaponry by Gail Carriger. I’m saving it for a really bad day, because Carriger has a great sense of humor and always cheers me up.


I’ve already seen several good reviews, such as this one by In Bed With Books. I couldn’t find the other reviews to include here, so feel free to link yours below.

What did you pick up this week?


Teaser Tuesday: Disenchanted & Co.

tteTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Docket waved a wrench. “Nonsense. This is just the sort of thing you females love.”

from Disenchanted & Co. by Lynn Viehl


Library Loot: April 3rd

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

Today’s library haul was more diverse than usual:

First, two nonfiction books that I am actually excited about (rare!)



What Works for Women at Work describes four patterns of workplace gender bias, AND promises to offer effective strategies for dealing with them. That’s important: so many business books, especially ones about gender, spend time discussing issues and never propose a solution. I can’t wait to see if this book delivers on its promise.

Otherhood is about being happy and childless – even if that’s not what you intended for your life.

I also picked up three fiction books – and two of them were “serious”! (For me, anyway).




The decisively non serious one: Disenchanted & Co, by Lynn Viehl. I’m hoping this book will scratch my Gail Carriger itch. I know that’s not a fair way to approach a book – but it has her name on the cover blurb! And a parasol!

The other two are potential book club picks. I am afraid my last pick, being fantasy, was way outside the group’s comfort zone. So, here, I’m going for something with more general appeal. Either A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, or Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls. Readers – which one should I choose?