What did YOU buy today? May 2019

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What did YOU buy today? May 2019

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

toukokuu 8, 2019, 1:43 pm

Brought home an ARC: The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey, the second book in an historical mystery series due to be published this month.

toukokuu 9, 2019, 6:31 pm

Another ARC, this one had been sitting unclaimed for awhile: Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler, to be published May 2019. It's fiction, but it's also science fiction.

toukokuu 13, 2019, 9:12 pm

Grabbed 5 of a huge stack of ARCs:

* Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean (pub date 8/19; historical romance)
* The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar (pub date 7/19; historical fiction)
* Tell Me Who We Were by Kate McQuade (pub date 7/19; contemporary fiction)
* A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson (pub date 6/19; Scandi noir)
* The Sentence Is Death by Anthony Horowitz (pub date 6/19; contemporary mystery w/author as Dr. Watson character -- I've read his last two books)

toukokuu 15, 2019, 4:34 pm

I've just ordered No Limits by Ellie Marney for my Kindle as it is a follow up to the series I'm currently finishing off and I'd really like to read more. Sadly, I think it is only a short story.

toukokuu 15, 2019, 4:58 pm

This has been a very good (or very bad, depending on your point of view) month for me.

Having ended April by helping out at a Friends of the Library Book Sale (and by "helping" I mean not just working the sale, but buying eleven books), I began May by going to a couple of local bookstores with my sister, who was visiting.

This resulted in:

Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution, by Vincent P. Carey
Nefarious crimes, contested justice : illicit sex and infanticide in the Republic of Venice, 1557-1789, by Joanne Marie Ferraro
The World Over, by Edith Wharton
The Poetry of Netsuke, by Robert O. Kinsey
In Other Words, by Jhumpa Lahiri
The role of the scroll : an illustrated introduction to scrolls in the Middle Ages, by Thomas Forrest Kelly

Then I went back to one of the stores to pick up a book that I had resisted the first time:

Kiho Takagi : masterpieces of netsuke and ojime, by Robert O. Kinsey

and while I was there, I also got:

The autobiography of Irving K. Pond : the sons of Mary and Elihu, by Irving K. Pond

Last night, I went to the annual awards dinner of a literary society. I had not realized that there would be piles of books, by both the winners and runners-up in the several categories, to be taken away free. Wish I'd brought a tote bag, as carrying a pile of books in my arms on the bus ride home wasn't easy. But, undaunted, I picked up:

A Reckoning, by Linda Spalding
The Cardboard Kingdom, by Chad Sell
American Panda, by Gloria Chao
Love, Hate, and other filters, by Samira Ahmed
Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper, by Art Cullen
Capsized! The forgotten story of the SS Eastland Disaster, by Patricia Sutton
Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side, by Eve L. Ewing
The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth, by Ken Krimstein
The Library Book, by Susan Orlean

And the month is barely half over.


Muokkaaja: toukokuu 15, 2019, 9:13 pm

Even more ARCs appeared. I appropriated 3:

* Say No To the Duke by Eloisa James (pub date 7/19; historical romance)
* Summer Country by Lauren Willig (pub date 6/19; historical fiction)
* Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok (pub date 6/19; mystery)

And there are still dozens of unclaimed ARCs at the bookstore. Have I mentioned that makes me a bit sad?

toukokuu 16, 2019, 6:46 pm

And they just keep coming. Two ARCs:

* The Winemaker's Wife by Kristin Harmel (pub date 8/19; multiple time period novel, part in WWII)
* The Rationing by Charles Wheelan (pub date 5/19; satirical contemporary novel)

toukokuu 17, 2019, 1:24 pm

Then there was the day I spent actual money because I just happened to see the titles published in '43, '45, & '46 on the store shelves.... All are contemporary fiction by Henry Green and are NYRB Classics.

* Caught
* Loving
* Back

toukokuu 19, 2019, 1:32 pm

>6 ReneeMarie: Renee, that kills me that there are so many leftover ARCs at your work. Pretty much the only thing I miss about working at the library is the shelves of ARCs for anyone to take. So many were left there too, and I would leave with at least 5 or 6 once a week. Sigh... Also, I want to read some Henry Green now.

It was my birthday yesterday, so some are gifts, and some were purchased.

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs
Rodale's Basic Organic Gardening
Homegrown Herbs
Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller

Purchased (some used, but mostly new)
The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
The Burning Issue of the Day by T E Kinsey (both in print and ebook, 2 publication dates and I lend the physical copy to 2 people)
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Christmas on the Island by Jenny Colgan
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
American Cozy by Stephanie Pedersen
Blotto Botany by Spencre L R McGowan
American Hygge by Melanie Morgan
Lunar Abundance by Ezzie Spencer
The Spirit Almanac by Emma Loewe and Lindsay Kellner
The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths
The Demon in the House, Wild Strawberries, Before Lunch, Northbridge Rectory, Cheerfulness Breaks In, and Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell

Phew! After not buying much so far this year, I seem to have lost my mind a little. And a lot of the books I bought aren't available in my library system (and I'm too impatient for ILLs, so....), or are parts of series that I'm actively reading and keeping. Plus, I'm finally letting myself get into gardening, and I've really enjoyed the three books I got as gifts.

toukokuu 22, 2019, 4:32 pm

>9 LauraBrook: I know. I grab more ARCs than I would if I thought someone else was going to take them home and love them. I'm constantly trying to "force" ARCs on people, too. I keep reminding the children's booksellers to check the lectern the ARCs are on (one of them DID thank me for it). I tried to get 3 fantasy & SF fan booksellers to take home Fall by Neal Stephenson, and while I was out sick SOMEBODY grabbed it, I don't know who. (NOTA BENE: If it had still been there today, I would've grabbed it myself.) And I forced the store manager to grab The Chain by Adrian McKinty, since I know he reads thrillers and since I've heard great things about his Sean Duffy series. My co-workers sometimes call me a "pusher."

One ARC today, a teen fantasy novel due to be published this month: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson.

toukokuu 30, 2019, 10:03 pm

Watched a documentary about Pointe du Hoc which made me impulsively buy The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II by Alex Kershaw.

And 3 ARCs:
* The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (pub date 5/19; romance)
* The Grand Dark by Richard Kadrey (pub date 6/19; science fiction)
* _The Hidden Things_ by Jamie Mason (pub date 8/19; thriller)