What did YOU buy today? July 2021

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What did YOU buy today? July 2021

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 5, 2021, 11:00 pm

Bought the updated, paperback version of John Dean & Bob Altemeyer's Authoritarian Nightmare: The Ongoing Threat of Trump's Followers

Original was Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers and has been updated to include information about Trump's election results lie and the domestic terrorist attack on the capitol.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 6, 2021, 7:56 am

>1 ReneeMarie:
'information about Trump's election results lie and the domestic terrorist attack on the capitol.'

Thank god someone is finally naming it for what it was: a domestic terrorist attack!
They are right-wing terrorists and not some kind of libertarian superheroes.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 12, 2021, 10:33 am

On July 8, I grabbed a psychological thriller from the bargain section: Nichts wird dir bleiben = You'll have nothing left by Christian Kraus, a German author I hadn't heard about before.
But he's a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, too, and I tend to enjoy most psychological thrillers written by professionals...

Today, I went to my fave local bookstore (to reward myself for being brave and going to the dentist check-up 😅)
and found and bought another book by Christian Kraus there: Tief wirst du schlafen = You'll sleep deeply
as well as Peter Stamm's Die sanfte Gleichgültigkeit der Welt = The gentle indifference of the world.

heinäkuu 12, 2021, 12:34 pm

>1 ReneeMarie: There's a new Altemeyer? Thank you for letting me know. I was absolutely fascinated by The Authoritarians in college.

heinäkuu 13, 2021, 9:55 pm

>2 Yuki-Onna:
>4 Watry:
Another couple of recent books I'm interested in are Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency by Michael Wolff, and Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost by Michael C. Bender.

I took home two ARCs recently:
* _Resistance: How Women Saved Democracy from Donald Trump_ by Jennifer Rubin (pub date 9/21)
* _The Stolen Lady_ by Laura Morelli (pub date 9/21; historical fiction set during WWII and the Italian Renaissance)

And I bought three books:
* _Balancing: Poems of the Female Immigrant Experience in the Upper Midwest, 1830-1930_ by Kathleen Ernst (title is a bit deceptive: the poems were written in the present day, imagining the lives of immigrant women)
* Someone to Cherish by Mary Balogh (historical romance)
* West End Earl by Bethany Bennett (historical romance bought because a review compared her writing to Georgette Heyer, and in spite of the title that takes off on a Pet Shop Boys song -- as much as I enjoy PSB, I don't like cutesy titles that take off on modern pop cultlure)

heinäkuu 16, 2021, 11:38 pm

Another purchase: Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman. It's historical fiction set in Hawaii during WWII.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 27, 2021, 10:44 pm

heinäkuu 28, 2021, 4:46 pm

Bought one book: I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year by Carol Leonnig & Phil Rucker.

And brought home one ARC: Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed To Survive by Lucy Adlington (pub 7/21; I don't think we have many nonfiction readers among our booksellers, but if I can find another --probabaly female because of the cover and because I'm not sure how many men will want to read about sewing -- who likes history I might pass it on)

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 31, 2021, 12:46 pm

Arrrgh: an ARC of Radar Girls showed up after I already bought and read mine. I passed it to a coworker to make sure someone took it home.

Bought two books I had ordered:
* The Fall of Public Man by Richard Sennett (sociology, shows our movement away from our civic responsibilities)
* Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories by Christopher Booker

Also bought 5 classic movies, in the Criterion Collection versions since they were on sale:
* Bringing Up Baby
* His Girl Friday
* The Philadelphia Story
* My Man Godfrey
* Sullivan's Travels

This used to say "3 classic movies." And before the end of the day Sunday it might say "6 classic movies." Maybe. I got more tax refund this week.

elokuu 2, 2021, 9:34 am