What did you buy today? November 2020

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What did you buy today? November 2020

marraskuu 3, 2020, 1:34 am

I bought book #8 in the Poldark series Stranger from the Sea. I bought both the audio and the ebook--I plan on reading these books again in 10-20 years, so I'm purchasing the audio in case my eyes give out! I also purchased War with the Newts, an anti-utopian satire. Don't know why I purchased that one...I basically only read history or historical fiction! But it was used so I thought I'd mix things up a bit--it's not at the library.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 4, 2020, 7:09 am

Cruising the thrift stores today Came away with Sharpe’s Fury, The Shooting Party, The Underground Railroad and The Edge of the Sea and Genet.

marraskuu 5, 2020, 12:35 am

>2 varielle: I've had the Underground Railroad on my TBR forever~

marraskuu 5, 2020, 2:25 pm

I met Colson Whitehead once at a book reading. I didn’t have any money on me so didn’t buy a book when I could have gotten it signed. Kicking myself ever since.

marraskuu 8, 2020, 5:06 am

>4 varielle: What good luck and bad luck!

marraskuu 8, 2020, 5:09 am

Today I bought 2 copies of Turkey Trouble one each for my granddaughters aged 3 and 4. On Sunday I'm going to read the book to both of them and then do a turkey craft project.

marraskuu 9, 2020, 5:27 am

Today I bought Viennese Cooking, a 1973 pamphlet "cookbook."

marraskuu 9, 2020, 9:27 am

I rarely impulse buy lately at the bookstore but I was picking up a magazine for my boyfriend and saw Daphne and Velma in the YA section, so I had to pick it up. I have a thing for Scooby-Doo related stories for some reason LOL.

marraskuu 20, 2020, 6:03 am

In the last two weeks I bought
The truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker,
The light between oceans by M. L. Stedman,
Moby Dick by Herman Melville,
The last world by Christoph Ransmayr,
A stranger in the house by Shari Lapena,
The assistant by S. K. Tremayne,
Close to the edge by Toby Faber and
Chercher Sam by Sophie Bienvenu

in a fabulous island bookstore. Gotta support small indie bookstores whenever you can, right?

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 23, 2020, 12:18 pm

Brought home from my fave local bookstore today:

My dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell;
The silent patient by Alex Michaelides;
The secretary by Renee Knight.

I'm excited! :)

marraskuu 24, 2020, 12:28 am

Today I bought an ebook with 2 Tolstoy works in it: Master and Man, and The Death of Ivan Ilyich.

marraskuu 29, 2020, 10:43 pm

>1 Tess_W: I need to not stay away so long (Internet access issues) -- this place blows up when I'm not here. Anyway: I'm mostly into H and HF myself, but your Capek book sounded interesting to me, too.

>2 varielle: Answered a customer call from someone looking for War Lord by Bernard Cornwell. When I mentioned how much I LOOOVE Cornwell, the man said we should date, asked me if I worked there full time, and offered to give me the Sharpe DVDs from his very own personal collection. Umm, wow. That was some phone call.

>4 varielle: When Sharon Kay Penman did an author event at a local bookstore, I did have money but couldn't find the copies of her books I already owned in my overflowing apartment. So I bought 'em again...

>8 Jenson_AKA_DL: I also LOOOVE Scooby Doo. Will have to check that out.

>9 Yuki_Onna: Former coworker had the Joel Dicker book for a staff recommendation a bunch of years ago. One of these days I'll have to look for it.

marraskuu 29, 2020, 11:02 pm

Went a little crazy this month.

The stuff I bought (first and last were impulse, others were more thought out):
* Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce (historical fiction)
* Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language
* Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood by Steven Mintz
* _Secrets of the Sanctum: An Inside View of an Editor's Life_ by Alonzo F. Hill (dang, thought it would be a look at 19th C book publishing, but it's a look at late 19th C newspaper business)
* First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country by Thomas E. Ricks
* The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good by Michael J. Sandel
* Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? by Alexander Keyssar
* Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story through Action, Emotion, and Theme by Martha Alderson & Jordan Rosenfeld
* A Writer's Guide To Persistence: How To Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice by Jordan Rosenfeld
* Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K.J. Parker (fantasy)

The ARCs:
* D (A Tale of Two Worlds): A Novel by Michael Faber (pub 12/20; fantasy)
* Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg (pub 12/20; historical mystery)
* Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson (pub 1/21; historical fiction)
* Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson (pub 1/21; historical fiction)