Library Loot & Bout of Books

Hey, folks,

Whenever I go to the library, I cannot resist coming back home with a stack. Here is my

Library Loot: May 9 to 15

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief, encouraging bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. I seem to be on a non-fiction kick lately, so here is what I got this week:

  • Living by the Pen: Women Writers in the Eighteenth Centuryby Cheryl Turner (1992): a research on fiction written by women from 1696 to 1796;
  • Modernist Short Fiction by Women: The Liminal in Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair and Virginia Woolfby Claire Drewery (2011): what’s not to love about these authors? When I saw this book, I couldn’t resist picking it up;
  • Nature: Poems Old and Newby May Swenson (1994): this will be my poetry pick for the month;
  • The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century Englandby Sylvia Harcstark Myers (1990): I’ve been meaning to read more about the Bluestosckings for a long time 🙂

and, finally, it’s time for another

Bout of Books! 

This is a week long readathon hosted by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It begins 12:01am Monday, May 14th and runs through Sunday, May 20th in whatever time zone you are in. For all Bout of Books 22 information and updates, visit their blog. I’ve participated back when it was first created, and have been meaning to do it again ever since.

My goal is simple: I will try to read as much of my May TBR books as possible! Here is my stack for the week:

  • The Unicorn, by Iris Murdoch (1963)
  • The Bookshop, by Penelope Fitzgerald (1978)
  • The Driver’s Seat, by Muriel Spark (1970)
  • Honeycomb, by Dorothy Richardson (1917)
  • Middlemarch, by George Eliot (1871)
  • Beloved, by Toni Morrison (1987)

I will also try to go see the movie adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Bookshop (IMDb), directed by Isabel Coixet. 🙂

That’s all, folks. What are you reading? Do you have any new projects?

Yours ever so truly,


Louis Comfort Tiffany, “Louise Tiffany, Reading”, 1888

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