What did YOU buy today? February 2020

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What did YOU buy today? February 2020

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 7, 2021, 8:48 pm

Brought home an ARC: In Five Years by Rebecca Serle (pub 3/20; alternate future fiction??)

helmikuu 4, 2020, 9:59 pm

Two ARCs:

* How Lulu Lost Her Mind by Rachel Gibson (pub 5/20; contemporary fiction)
* Craigslist Confessional by Helena Dea Bala (pub 7/20; auto/biography)

helmikuu 12, 2020, 8:20 am

Nothing yet.... :( I have, however, found an old voucher that friends gave to me years ago for my favourite bookstore! Harharhar... :D
Let's find out whether it is still valid! :D

helmikuu 12, 2020, 11:51 pm

A very impulsive purchase (the book was so newly received it was still cold from its trip in a box to the bookstore): Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard (historical fiction). And I handsold a second cold copy to one of our regulars before it ever made it out of the back room. :-)

And 2 ARCs:
* The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer (pub 4/20; fantasy)
* The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance during the Blitz by Erik Larson (pub 2/20; history, of course)

helmikuu 16, 2020, 1:13 pm

helmikuu 19, 2020, 12:02 am

One ARC: The Book of V. by Anna Solomon (pub date 5/20; multiple time periods novel)

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 19, 2020, 1:09 pm

FINALLY made it to my fave bookstore this month!

Bought an acccesoire for my bag - a plushy crab, so cute! :)

And then, books:
-> Douglas Preston : The lost city of the monkey god - A mixture between non-fiction (a real expedition to Honduras) and thriller

-> Shari Lapena : An unwanted guest
-> Riku Onda : The Aosawa Murders
-> Genki Kawamura : If cats disappeared from the world

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 7, 2021, 8:50 pm

>7 Yuki_Onna: The Kawamura I remember seeing at the store and thinking I should add it to my TBR mountain. Awful idea to contemplate, though.

Bought a book: The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough.

Added an ARC: Thieves of Weirdwood by William Shivering (pub 4/20; juvenile fantasy fiction).

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 3, 2020, 1:03 pm

>8 ReneeMarie: ReneeMarie: Yeah, I saw it and couldn't resist... It's also on my huge TBR stack, but to be read asap... I HOPE the title is just a metaphor - anything else would be sooooo sad... :(

Where do you get all these ARCs from?

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 7, 2021, 8:52 pm

>9 Yuki_Onna: I work at a bookstore, remember? Publishers send them to us. We're positioned to make recommendations and sell their product. And it works. There are authors I recommend that I might not otherwise have read without that ARC coming in.

Believe it or not, some ARCs just sit because they don't appeal to any particular bookseller. I should be even more particular about what I bring home than I am, for reasons of space and time.

Bought: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (YA historical fiction that I was supposed to have read for book group a couple of years back; the sequel is still lurking in the "hat")

maaliskuu 2, 2020, 3:30 pm

Saturday we went to Barnes and Noble and I picked up a copy of Blood Rites by Jim Butcher. This is a re-read, but one that I wanted to own as opposed from re-taking from the library.