Library Loot is a weekly theme hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader.
Since I'm currently scraping by as a freelance writer, I unfortunately can't afford to buy books right now *insert sad face here* which I hate, but luckily I have an awesome library in my city, so until I can have my own personal library filled with wall-to-wall books, the public library's the next best thing.
I'm finally getting caught up on books. This week, I finished Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen and Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt (reviews to come soon, be sure to check back if you're interested), and just have 2 books left that I got a couple of weeks ago: Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot (which I started last night), and Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston.
I went to the library twice this week - Wednesday and yesterday. I only got 2 new books because I always get more than I can read, and I've had a huge backlog of books the last few weeks that I'm just now getting caught up on. I'm hoping that next weekend when I go to the library, I'll have a couple more books read so that I can do what I like best - choose a boatload of new books haha. I also have a couple of books in transit that should be here mid-week.
My two choices this week were:
Night of the Vampires by Heather Graham
I discovered Heather Graham's books probably about 2-3 years ago. I'd never really been one for mysteries, but it was her books that actually started my love of them. I devoured almost everything she had written, loving each one of them, but then in the last year or so, her writing has sort of gone downhill. I don't know what happened, but her books have just not been what they used to be. I've heard a few other people say the same thing, so I know it's not just my imagination. I continue to read them though, ever hopeful that she'll return to her former awesomeness.
Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen
I saw this book reviewed a number of times on blogs a few months ago, and kept seeing Sarah Pekkanen's name popping up on Twitter and Facebook, so I was curious. When I found out the library had it, I bumped it up on my list.
I also got 4 movies this week: Made of Honor, My Boss's Daughter, Public Enemies, and Then She Found Me. I figured with all my TV shows being over for the season, I'll have more time to watch movies...and more time to read and write, which is always a good thing!
What are you reading this week? What have you read lately that you really enjoyed? Do you have any suggestions for my library loot picks next week? I read just about any genre, and I'm always looking for suggestions!