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Library Haul for February 2019 | #amreading #library

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

I don’t know about you, but when it’s time to check books out from the library, it’s kind of like a Lay’s potato chip thing—I can never “eat” just one. And since I never know for sure exactly what I’m going to feel like reading at any given moment, I always check out multiple options at a time.

These days, this entails hours spent on the part of my local library’s website where all of the digital items are cataloged, as I’m going to be checking out ebooks and/or audiobooks. Not only is it easier to carry around ten library books/audiobooks when they’re digital, but since they return themselves automatically when the due-date arrives, I never have to worry about overdue books anymore!

Since I just returned a bunch of books and checked out another group this weekend, I thought it might be fun to share my haul. And I’d love to see yours, too!

My Library Haul for February 2019

Currently Reading
Mercury Striking
(Scorpius Syndrome #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

      With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynn Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man—a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He’s more than muscle and firepower—and in post-plague L.A., he’s her only hope. As the one woman who could cure the disease, Lynn is the single most volatile—and vulnerable—creature in this new and ruthless world. But face to face with Jax Mercury…

      Danger has never looked quite so delicious.

The English and Their History by Robert Tombs, audiobook narrated by James Langton

      In The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric ‘dreamtime’ through to the present day.

      My most recent GR update for The English and Their History:
      February 12, 2019 –
      48.0% “At not quite half-way through (and I do understand there’s about 100pp of back-matter included in the book’s total length), I’m at “Dickensian England, c. 1815 – c. 1850.” So, the first 50% of the book covers the first 1,400 years of English history, and the last 50% covers around 200 years. Sounds balanced. (Wut?)”

Other Checkouts
Library #1:

Library #2:

What do you have checked out from the library right now?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Sherrinda permalink
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:56 am

    Wow….just wow. That’s so many books. I’m struggling to read what I’ve got on my kindle or purchased through Amazon. I do need to go to the library and get some research books about the Regency era. 🙂

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    • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:07 pm

      Obviously, there’s no way I’ll read all of these in the 21 day check-out span. I just like having plenty of options in case I get bored with one or rush through it.

      For Regency research:
      https://kayedacus.com/2009/06/18/ransomes-honor-the-research/

      Since that post, I’ve added:
      Flirting with Pride and Prejudice edited by Jennifer Crusie (literary criticism, but still some good info)

      Emma: Norton Critical Edition

      Jane Austen’s England by Roy and Lesley Adkins

      Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners by Josephine Ross

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    • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:22 pm

      I was just going through and double-checking all the links on that resource page and ran across one I’d completely forgotten about:

      Project Gutenberg. Reminiscences of Captain Gronow. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3798/3798-h/3798-h.htm

      It has (brief) chapters such as:
      SOCIETY IN LONDON IN 1814
      THE ITALIAN OPERA.—CATALANI
      DINING AND COOKERY IN ENGLAND FIFTY YEARS AGO
      THE PRINCE REGENT
      PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES AT A FETE IN THE YEAR 1813, AT CARLTON HOUSE
      BEAU BRUMMELL
      ROMEO COATES
      HYDE PARK AFTER THE PENINSULAR WAR
      LONDON HOTELS IN 1814
      THE CLUBS OF LONDON IN 1814
      REMARKABLE CHARACTERS OF LONDON ABOUT THE YEARS 1814, 1815, 1816
      COACHING AND RACING IN 1815
      PARISIAN CAFES IN 1815
      DUELLING IN FRANCE IN 1815
      PISTOL SHOOTING
      A DINNER AT SIR JAMES BLAND BURGES’S, IN LOWER BROOK STREET; AUTUMN, 1815
      LORD BYRON
      SHELLEY
      ROBERT SOUTHEY, THE POET
      CAPTAIN HESSE, FORMERLY OF THE 18TH HUSSARS
      VISITING IN THE COUNTRY

      … and so on!

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