Library Loot is hosted by Eva and Marg and focuses on books that you’ve checked out from the library. Usually, I combine it with another meme called Friday Finds and a few other memes in a post called Tuesday’s Meme Things as I did yesterday. Then today I had to ruin the combination and go to the library. Argh!
Technically, I already had the Agatha Christie book, as noted in a previous post, and was just renewing them. However, the other four are new additions.
From left are:
- Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, from The Library Of America,
- The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle,
- A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, which should have been on the left since it is the first Sherlock Holmes, but I was in a hurry to get the photo and get it posted and now I’m going to go back and take another photo (so there :P!),
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, the first part of the Thursday Next series, which I didn’t realize our library had or wouldn’t have asked the local bookstore owners try to get it at a sale they are going to go today. However, since I already asked them and it probably won’t be that much if they do find it, I’ll let that go. Last week I bought the first two by Fforde at the store.
As for the Poe and Doyle, I mostly read mysteries, so I thought it would be good to start with a couple of the masters. With Poe, I wanted especially to read his short story, “The Murders in The Rue Morgue,” which is considered to be the first modern detective story. Of course, I’m looking forward to rereading his other classic stories: “The Fall of The House of Usher,” “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Pit and The Pendulum,” all ones I don’t think many of us will forget from our junior high school days.