What did YOU buy today? April 2015

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What did YOU buy today? April 2015

Tämä viestiketju on "uinuva" —viimeisin viesti on vanhempi kuin 90 päivää. Ryhmä "virkoaa", kun lähetät vastauksen.

huhtikuu 6, 2015, 6:41 am

Two more ARCs:

* The Fatal Flame by Lyndsay Faye (May 2015, historical fiction)
* The Rocks by Peter Nichols (May 2015, two families with one sixty-year old secret/event between them)

huhtikuu 8, 2015, 11:20 pm

And two more ARCs (there was a huge new pile at work today):

* _The Flying Circus_ by Susan Crandall (July 2015, historical fiction)
* A Place for Us by Harriet Evans (June 2015, women's fiction -- have heard good things about her on my listservs but have never read her)

huhtikuu 10, 2015, 4:40 pm

Again, two more ARCs:

* The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck (June 2015; modern retracing of the route a la Bill Bryson)

* The Tournament by Matthew Reilly (July 2015; historical fiction about an international chess tournament, unfortunately containing Tudor royalty -- blecch)

huhtikuu 10, 2015, 5:05 pm

Oh, I was bad yesterday!

I had ordered Trumbull Park, by Frank London Brown, for my book club. I went to pick it up at the bookstore, and in the lobby were three tables and two racks filled with books at 30% off. So I bought:

The Marvels of Rome, edited by Francis Morgan Nichols
Venus: a biography, by Andrew Dalby
Words for the Taking: the hunt for a plagiarist, by Neal Bowers

The worst of it is that I'm going back there this evening for an author event. Who knows how much more damage I'll do?

huhtikuu 15, 2015, 5:25 pm

Darn Bernard Cornwell for putting blurbs on authors' books. Saw and bought The Maharajah's General by Paul Fraser Collard. Later found out it was book two, so ordered The Scarlet Thief. These are Crimean War era.

And one ARC being published 6/15, The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango. Modern novel, main character is a man pretending to be the author of books his wife writes.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 30, 2015, 7:36 pm

Spent 10% of my tax refund on books, CDs, and DVDs. The books I bought are:

* The Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph by Frances Sheridan (epistolary novel, 18C I think; last time I ordered it the order canceled)

* Gwendolen by Diana Souhami (like Naslund's Ahab's Wife, this is a novel about a literary character {from Eliot's Daniel Deronda} -- the US trade paperback has such a gorgeous cover I would've bought it no matter what it was about; the author is a biographer and this is her first novel)

* Wild Wood by Posie Graeme-Evans (a past life recalled kind of novel)

Also, a BUNCH of ARCs (all except the Walters come out in June):

* The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna (historical fiction set in WWII Wisconsin)
* _I'll Stand By You_ by Sharon Sala (contemporary romance)
* _Never Resist a Rake_ by Mia Marlowe (historical romance)
* A Field Guide to Awkward Silences by Alexandra Petrie (humor? memoir? not sure)
* Wars of the Roses: Margaret of Anjou by Conn Iggulden (second book in historical fiction trilogy)
* Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters (two storylines at two different time periods, connected)