What did YOU buy today? April 2018

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What did YOU buy today? April 2018

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Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 20, 2018, 1:44 pm

Could not resist this book. Resisted some groceries, instead: Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich.

huhtikuu 9, 2018, 4:46 pm

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 20, 2018, 9:59 am

Last night I went to a poetry reading by English professor, poet and rock climber Terry Gifford where I bought his new collection Feast of Fools. Looks like I can't grab the right tochstone. but will try to fix later.

Wednesday I went to an FOL sale and for $33 hauled away all these. I would have grabbed more, but my back won't let me carry as much as I used to and best beloved is despairing over my book hoarding.

The First Heroes
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology - A Library of America edition
Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden
The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker
Peter Freuchen's Book of the Seven Seas
Cradle of America Four Centuries of Virginia History
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter a reproduction of the original edition
Great Documents of Western Civilization
The Friar's Club Bible of Roasts
War of Words: A True Tale of Newsprint and Murder
A Few Bloody Noses
Partisans and Redcoats
Budapest 1900
Best Women's Travel Writing 2007
The Bombers and the Bombed
The Last Lion
Edith Wharton biography
We Band of Angels
Thomas Hardy biography

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 20, 2018, 1:56 pm

2> Intrigued by 3/4 of your list. Can't get into the Durrells, for some reason, even in Corfu...

Bought two, the second of which only because I couldn't get it from the library for love nor money:

* Why Kill the Innocent by C.S. Harris (historical mystery, not first in series, autobuy even in HC)
* Advice Not Given: A Guide To Getting Over Yourself by Mark Epstein (and based on a review I just read here, I believe I will be returning it)

Brought 3 ARCs home, but the teen fantasy might go back. I also took the Feist ARC I appropriated back to the store, and gave it to a coworker who's a bigger fantasy fan than I am.

* The Book of M: A Novel by Peng Shepherd (pub date 6/18; fantasy)
* The Devil's Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch (pub date 6/18; historical thriller)
* Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf (pub date 6/18; teen fantasy)

huhtikuu 24, 2018, 6:39 pm

Three more ARCs:

* The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz (pub date 5/18; bk 3 in new thriller series)
* Tin Man by Sarah Winman (pub date 5/18; contemporary fiction)
* The Verdun Affair by Nick Dybek (pub date 6/18; historical fiction)

toukokuu 1, 2018, 4:32 pm

It was still April when I bought the first title (and got the other two free, to boot) at a reader appreciation convention:

* Only a Hero Will Do by Alanna Lucas (historical romance)
* _Stolen Kisses from the Viscount_ by Alanna Lucas (historical romance novella)
* Lightning Strikes Twice by Jillian Chantal (historical romance)

toukokuu 1, 2018, 5:29 pm

A week or so ago, I helped sort books for the Friends of the Library book sale (which I wisely did not actually go to).

One of the perks of sorting is a first look at the books, but I was restrained and limited myself to three:

The Sixty-eight Rooms, by Marianne Malone
Three American Architects : Richardson, Sullivan and Wright, 1865-1915, by James F. O'Gorman
The house with sixteen handmade doors : a tale of architectural choice and craftsmanship, by Henry Petroski

I bought a few today, but will save them for the May thread.