What did YOU buy today? December 2018

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What did YOU buy today? December 2018

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

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 1, 2018, 9:21 pm

Snapped up this ARC for a teen thriller being published in January 2019: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus.

joulukuu 11, 2018, 5:43 pm

Bought 3 books, two of which will probably be part of my classics book group 2020 (100 years since the 19th amendment) reading choices:

* Nature's Aristocracy: A Plea for the Oppressed by Jennie Collins
* Selections from Eliza Leslie by Eliza Leslie
* An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

And I made a complete pig of myself over ARCs at work:

* The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor (pub 2/19; contemporary thriller)
* Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken (pub 2/19; historical fiction)
* When You Read This by Mary Adkins (pub 2/19; contemporary epistolary fiction)
* The Familiars by Stacy Halls (pub 2/19; historical fiction)

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 11, 2018, 7:07 pm

Nothing, but I free title from the exchange table:
I still have to give the table one of mine,

joulukuu 11, 2018, 6:20 pm

So far this month:

The Lake on Fire, by Rosellen Brown. This is for a book club.
Sacred Ground: the Chicago Streets of Timuel Black, who just celebrated his 100th birthday.
Aware: art fashion identity, by Gabi Scardi
Exposed: a history of lingerie, by Colleen Hill
Handbags: the making of a museum, by Judith Clark

The last three were the results of a browse at the Art Institute of Chicago's museum shop, always a dangerous activity.

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 12, 2018, 8:50 pm

Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records by Kevin Todeschi
-- frm the public library's, Wai'anae, HI's ongoing book sale: $1,00,
1998 and brand-new-looking.

joulukuu 18, 2018, 2:41 pm

Brought home two more ARCs:

* American Duchess by Karen Harper (pub 2/19; historical fiction -- not a big fan of gilded age, then or now, so we'll see)
* Black Ascot by Charles Todd (pub 2/19; historical mystery, have read and enjoyed the Todds)

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 20, 2018, 9:25 pm

Another ARC: The Huntress: A Novel by Kate Quinn. It's historical fiction due to be published 2/19.

joulukuu 27, 2018, 4:27 pm

Helped a customer find a poetry book for a teenager and realized there's a new book out from my favorite modern poet, Ted Kooser: Kindest Regards: New and Selected Poems. Bought it without looking at it closely enough to realize how many of the poems in it were from books I already own. About one-third of it is new to me. Still, if you were only going to buy one Ted Kooser book, this is a great compilation.

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 27, 2018, 5:05 pm

Books I ordered after Christmas with money I received for Christmas and some money I added myself

From Book Depository

Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art by Susan Aberth
The Milk of Dreams by Leonora Carrington
Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense by Jenny Uglow
Letters, Dreams and Other Writings by Remedios Varo

Kindle books

Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet by Philip Freeman
Theodor Geisel: A Portrait of the Man Who Became Dr. Seuss by Donald Pease


Carrie by Stephen King
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharine Ingelman-Sundberg
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag by Robert Heinlein

joulukuu 30, 2018, 6:11 pm

Three more ARCs:

* No Exit by Taylor Adams (pub date 1/19; contemporary thriller)
* _Ruby in the Sky_ by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo (pub date 2/19; children's fiction)
* _African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan_ by Thomas Lockley & Geoffrey Girard (pub date 4/19; history)