What did YOU buy today? February 2021

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What did YOU buy today? February 2021

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 4, 2021, 12:31 pm

Jumping right in. Between Habitat and my free spot I got the Gormenghast Trilogy, The Existentialist Cafe and A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year all for $1.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 21, 2021, 6:21 pm

I’ve taken to trolling several likely spots—the library, the thrift stores, yadda yadda yadda. This week I came up with The Song of Achilles, Abecedario, an Everyman edition of the collected Patricia Highsmith Ripley novels, The Lost World of James Smithson, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, The American Agent and Darwin: the Indelible Stamp. All for about $6. The Abecedario was particularly interesting. It was only 50 cents. I almost walked away from it because it was in Spanish but the illustrations were so beautiful I couldn’t resist. It appears to be the only one on LibraryThing.

helmikuu 23, 2021, 6:04 am

>1 varielle: Gormenghast is on my TBR someday list.

Brought home 2 ARCs and bought 4 books in February.

The ARCs:
* Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey (pub 4/21; reincarnation-ish fiction)
* The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah (pub 2/21; historical fiction)

The money spent:
* The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley, C.S. Harris, Anna Lee Huber, & Christine Trent (four strands of a story all about the same item, a watch)
* Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers During World War II by John Strausbaugh
* The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson (family story about present and something that happened in WWII)
* The Air-Raid Warden Was a Spy: And Other Tales from Home-Front America in World War II by William B. Breuer

helmikuu 26, 2021, 7:14 pm

Dang. With these 5, now 9 bought in February:

* The Good Ancestor: A Radical Prescription for Long-Term Thinking by Roman Krznaric
* Britain at Bay: The Epic Story of the Second World War, 1938-1941 by Alan Allport (he plans to do a part II, too)
* The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness, 1680-1790 by Ritchie Robertson
* Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
* The Common Law by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 27, 2021, 9:30 pm

From Bookmooch I got Falling Angels.
From my catalog return place I got Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two World War II Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific.

maaliskuu 1, 2021, 12:01 pm

I bought No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty in preparation for Camp NaNoWriMo.

maaliskuu 3, 2021, 7:24 pm

Thrifting again. Found When Giants Walked the Earth, The Dutch House and Audubon Life-List Journal. All for $3. It always makes me sad when you find something that was likely given as a gift and not used or appreciated like the Audubon book.