What did You buy today? - October 2017

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What did You buy today? - October 2017

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lokakuu 5, 2017, 8:29 pm

I didn't see a thread yet, so here goes. I made it to the Friends of the Library sale and came away with 33 books or $49. More than half hardbacks, some of which were slipcased. Here's a sampling : Eula Mae's Cajun Kitchen, The Lies of Locke Lamora, Let the Great World Spin and Miracle at Philadelphia.

lokakuu 7, 2017, 1:59 pm

Only have the 4th book you named, but want to read the second. A manager new to our bookstore but not new to books loves that one. She's a big fantasy fan and one of the few bright spots on the management staff....

So I bought a couple of books on Friday, and picked up an ARC, too. The ARC, due out in early October, was Timeless: Diego & the Rangers of the Vastlantic by Armand Baltazar. It's juvenile fiction, fantasy I think, although I haven't looked at it that closely and it could be SF or some blending or ....

The two I bought:

* Beauty Like the Night by Joanna Bourne (historical romance; I've heard good things about her and have bought others of her books but have yet to read her)

* Rising Above a Toxic Workplace: Taking Care of Yourself in an Unhealthy Environment by Gary Chapman, Paul White, & Harold Myra (yeah, it's bad; not as entirely bad nor in the same way as under other managers, but it's not good)

lokakuu 21, 2017, 3:58 pm

Two more ARCs, and a purchase. Could not resist the purchase, but now it'll be weeks before I have a paycheck with any "spare" cash in it....

The ARCs:

* _Tomorrow_ by Damian Dibben (pub 3/18; historical fiction/fantasy about a dog 217 years old)

* The Trick by Emanuel Bergmann (pub 9/17; this had been on the ARC table for a while, I finally took it because it reminded me a bit in description of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which I bought quite a while back but have not yet read)

And the purchase, despite the fact I know my library system has it...

* A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes by Adam Rutherford