What did YOU buy today? December 2021

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What did YOU buy today? December 2021

joulukuu 15, 2021, 1:23 pm

Brought home 2 ARCs:

* The Maid by Nita Prose (pub 1/22; contemporary mystery billed as Agatha Christie meets Gail Honeyman, has a great Art Deco-suggestive cover design)
* A Lullaby for Witches by Hester Fox (pub 2/22; gothic horror with a character who works in an historic house museum)

joulukuu 15, 2021, 5:03 pm

I get a frequent email from Janit Calvo, and I just now realized she had published another mini gardening book in 2017. I was able to pick up a $1+shipping copy of The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop. Gift to daughter.

Heard an interview with Bruce Goldfarb about Frances Glessner Lee and her pioneering forensics studies using miniature staged scenes. Bought 18 Tiny Deaths, hoping there would be photos. There aren’t, but I think I’ll enjoy the story anyway.

joulukuu 15, 2021, 5:18 pm

joulukuu 15, 2021, 5:24 pm

joulukuu 28, 2021, 12:18 pm

I finally linked up my iPad so I can read library ebooks. I’ve been tracking Wen Spencer’s Tinker for a while and finally am able to read it. Quickly decided it deserves to be on my shelf, and ordered a paper copy. Hey, Pittsburgh overlapping Elfhome! And done well… and with cheek.

tammikuu 1, 2022, 2:51 am

These titles were acquired in December, so I'm adding my message to this topic.

Added 5 ARCs:
* Fencing with the King by Diana Abu-Jaber (pub 3/21; fiction)
* American Kleptocracy: How the U.S. Created the World's Greatest Money Laundering Scheme in History by Casey Michel (pub 11/21)
* When I Grow Up: The Lost Autobiographies of Six Yiddish Teenagers by Ken Krimstein (pub 10/21; history)
* Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit (pub 10/21; history)
* My First Thirty Years: A Memoir by Gertrude Beasley (pub 9/21)

And splurged on 6 purchases:
* Sisters of the Great War by Suzanne Feldman (historical fiction)
* The Pilot's Daughter by Meredith Jaeger (historical fiction)
* The Last Daughter of York by Nicola Cornick (historical fiction; HATE this time period, but trying it anyway)
* Cathedral by Ben Hopkins (historical fiction)
* Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler by Lynne Olson
* The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber & David Wengrow