Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Library Loot: The Well Travelled Edition



Unlike the rest of Britain, which is apparently freezing cold with heavy rain or snow, Chelmsford is blissfully warm and sunny today so I decided to take a stroll to the library to pick up my holds. I went down for 2 books and came back with 6!
As I'm trying to tackle my Olympic Challenge which is held over at bookcrossing.com and challenges people to read one book from every country (preferably by a writer from that country) taking part in the 2012 Olympics, I went for a multicultural selection of books.



Iola by Frances Allen (which isn't pictured) (For the Women Unbound challenge)
Yaraana: Gay Writing from India edited by Hoshang Merchant (For The Challenge Which Dare Not Speak its Name)
Annie John by Jamacia Kincaid (for the Olympic Challenge)
Polish Fables by Ignacy Krasicki (for the Olympic Challenge)
Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen (for the Olympic Challenge and because I love Isben)
Water Wars: Is the World's Water Running Out? by Marq de Villiers ( for the Social Justice Challenge)
Inca Land by Hiram Bingham (for the Olympic Challenge)

The Library Loot is over at A Striped Armchair this week.

6 comments:

Vivienne said...

There is me, only travelling by book through America and you are tackling the whole world.

We are warm here too. I actually didn't wear my gloves and scarf today, which is a first for this winter.

Enjoy your books.

katrina said...

Me too, no gloves or scarf, and could have done without my coat but I was too lazy to carry it

Eva said...

Jealous of that Polish Fables book! :) My library does have a good Polish fiction section, but it's all in Polish. Their Polish works translated into English section sucks. *sigh*

Have fun w/ your Olympics challenge!

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

What an intriguing collection!

samantha.1020 said...

The Olympic challenge sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy your library finds.

Marg said...

The Olympic Challenge does indeed sound like a lot of fun, and a good way to stretch yourself in terms of your reading.