What did YOU buy today? August 2020

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What did YOU buy today? August 2020

Muokkaaja: elokuu 2, 2020, 9:30 am

elokuu 9, 2020, 3:20 pm

The bargain section of my fave local bookstore proved way too tempting to just pass through yesterday... :)
Lost girls by Angela Marsons
Just before I died by S. K. Tremayne
Cranes fly early by Chingiz Aitmatov

elokuu 10, 2020, 9:20 pm

Yup. I'm still here. I was furloughed from work for 4 months, applied to unemployment 2-1/2 months in when I had no idea whether I'd be working again or when. I've been back at work for a couple of weeks. Maybe someday I'll get that unemployment compensation. No idea how far behind they are, but someone I work with who applied right away said it took 13 weeks before he got his compensation.

When I got my first paycheck since furlough, I sent some money to try to save the country from a political party that has "jumped the shark." And I brought home 1 ARC and 4 bought books (2 deliberately, 2 impulsively):

The ARC is The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons (pub date 9/20; contemporary fiction). It sounds like a cross between The Elegance of the Hedgehog and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.

The two deliberately purchased books:
* Who Speaks for the Damned by C.S. Harris (latest in an historical mystery series I buy in hardcover)
* The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How To Write the Story beneath the Surface by Donald Maass (his books on writing have generated a lot of ideas)

And the two impulsive purchases:
* Mr. Malcolm's List by Suzanne Allain (Regency-era romance, being or has been filmed)
* The Prisoner's Wife by Maggie Brookes (WWII historical fiction based on a story the author heard from someone who observed the events)

I need to shut my wallet, though. Especially if that compensation never comes. And who knows what the future will bring. The waited-13-weeks guy said he dumped money into his savings, just in case.

elokuu 17, 2020, 1:07 pm

So good to hear from you again, ReneeMarie!!! And good to hear you're back at work! But the rest you talked about... :( :( I hope that compensation money gets to you soon!!!

Sometime last week - I don't remember which day - I brought home
Red girls by Kazuki Sakuraba and Final Girls by Riley Sager, both from the bargain section of my local bookstore.

I won't have access to LT for the next 20 days or so, so I'm saying bye till then!

Muokkaaja: elokuu 22, 2020, 10:20 pm

So much for closing my wallet. I brought home 3 ARCs, but also bought 3 books.

* If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future by Jill Lepore (pub 9/20; precursor of Cambridge Analytics)
* Jane in Love by Rachel Givney (pub 10/20; Austen time travels to present day)
* When We Were Young & Brave: A Novel by Hazel Gaynor (pub 10/20; WWII historical fiction)

* What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues that Matter by Jessamyn Conrad (I had the 3rd edition, this is the 4th)
* True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump by Jeffrey Toobin
* Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: a Recent History by Kurt Andersen (3rd book of his I've bought; one other nonfiction, one fiction)

I also ordered Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits by James D. Zirin. And I preordered Rage by Bob Woodward.

elokuu 23, 2020, 9:46 am

Received from Bookmooch a first edition of William Styron’s Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness.

syyskuu 2, 2020, 10:54 pm

Adding a book I bought in August, previously mentioned: Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits by James D. Zirin.