LIBRARY LOOT

Hosted by Eva and Marg, this weekly meme showcases all of those books that we find in the library.

Having recently resumed scoring my books there (although I’m still working on my TBR stacks, the occasional review book, and the occasional book I buy!), I’m happy to spotlight these library discoveries.

I went to the library yesterday because I book I had requested online was in.  Of course, whenever I go to pick up a requested item, I end up leaving with a couple more.

Trying to be realistic as to how many I can read in a week, in addition to my other reading commitments, I usually end up with three.  Which was the case yesterday.

The book I’d requested was Godmother:  The Secret Cinderella Story, by Carolyn Turgeon.  I’d seen this one on the Blogosphere, and immediately added it to my list.

Here’s a snippet from Amazon:

This retelling of Cinderella follows the oft ignored character of the fairy godmother, who may or may not be a mentally ill New Yorker. Lil, as this godmother is known, is now living in New York City, broke and employed at a bookstore, years after being exiled from the kingdom of fairies for betraying her charge…

Now doesn’t that pique your interest?  I know it piqued mine.

Next, I found a couple of books from the author Adriana Trigiani…I’ve been noticing her name for ages.  So I picked up two of her books:  Big Stone Gap and The Queen of the Big Time.

On the back cover of Big Stone Gap, we read:

Big Stone Gap is a Southern novel that has the ring of truth, by which I mean its characters are bizarre, its story is hilarious, and it hooked me on page one—John Berendt.

For The Queen of the Big Time, we read this Amazon blurb:

Set in early 20th-century smalltown America, Trigiani’s fifth novel (after the Big Stone Gap trilogy and Lucia, Lucia) tells a heartfelt but clumsy story of strong women enduring the rigors of farm life and the trials of romantic and familial relations. At its worst, the novel is a morass of incomplete story lines, underdeveloped characters and inconsistent tenses. Still, readers who’ve fallen for Trigiani’s hallmark personages—Italian immigrants living the American dream in rural Pennsylvania—in previous books will delight in meeting these new ones…

Well, that one doesn’t sound too good, but I’m betting I might enjoy it anyway!

Hope you’ll stop by and comment, leaving your own links.

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