I have finished listening to the audiobook Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (a marathon indeed, in duration and style), so it was time to dive back in to my local library audiobook catalogue and see what new treasures were waiting to be discovered.
I chose three audiobooks, the first two borrowed and the third reserved:
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- How did Aussie author Craig Silvey release a new title in October 2012 without me realising? I really enjoyed Silvey’s brand of quirky in Rhubarb, and this short novel of just under 100 pages in hardcopy and just over an hour in audio called The Amber Amulet looks like fun, with great heart. The retro cover art is eye-catching too.
- I have been on the look out for a copy of Poet’s Cottage by Josephine Pennicott ever since reading Bernadette’s review at FairDinkum Crime. A gothic romance and mystery set in Tasmania sounds right up me alley.
- I have heard such great things about Alain de Botton’s work but never dipped my toe in. I thought it might be good to start with The Art of Travel, the seemingly more light-hearted title in his large catalogue to see if we click. I enjoy non-fiction where an author presents a cogent argument for my consideration with a positive and/or humorous outlook. An author that crosses the line into negativity or preaching will lose me quickly.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.
Claire has the link-up this week so head on over to see what everyone else got.