What did YOU buy today? February 2022

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What did YOU buy today? February 2022

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 4, 2022, 1:58 pm

New month, new buys... ;D
Bought at Ulm, Germany, main station:
Francoise Hauser: Japan für die Hosentasche (Pocket guide of Japan)

helmikuu 6, 2022, 3:08 pm

Still spending money left and right. :-{

Bought 11 CDs over the last week, most of them Big Band, country, or old school hip-hop. One of the CDs I wanted wasn't available new but I found it used online. So I went looking for other things I have long wanted. Bought a movie from the 1970s that I adored and a TV show ditto that until yesterday I didn't know had even been released as a boxset.

Brought home one ARC for a children's book being published in March: Once Upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs. I love his Charlie Thorne books, which have a nuanced view of good and evil. The new one is for even younger children, but is quietly social commentary.

And I bought four MORE books:
* The Night Train to Berlin by Melanie Hudson (historical fiction)
* The Girl and the Bombardier: A True Story of Resistance and Rescue in Nazi-Occupied France by Susan Tate Ankeny (she tells her father's story; got good reviews)
* Lies of Omission by Kathleen Ernst (historical mystery)
* The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk (mystery; didn't even fully read the back before I bought it)

And there may be movies in my future. I love the movies of the '30s and '40s. I did some online searches based on my current WWII binge (watched so many of these on TV as a child, too) and wrote down about 3 pages of things I'd like to either watch or own.

Now I need to go look for a book on budgeting....

helmikuu 8, 2022, 3:55 pm

One of my tires has been losing air chronically, so went to the tire shop. No charge for the repair, and the sun is out and the weather is above freezing. So celebrated by browsing at the antique mall.
Came home with Figure Fantasy, a neat complement to a new hobby.
Also, two couch cushions. Hey! They’re feather-filled!

helmikuu 13, 2022, 1:22 pm

Bought 100 nasty women of history by Hannah Jewell the day before yesterday... 🙄

helmikuu 14, 2022, 5:47 pm

I was bad today!

I give tours at a historic home that is right next door to one of my favorite bookstores, which has been closed due to the pandemic.

Today, I was scheduled to give tours at 1:00 and 3:00, with an hour in between, but no one bought tickets for the 1:00. So I had two hours to kill. And discovered that the bookstore had re-opened! Hurrah!

Shadow-Makers: a cultural history of shadows in architecture, by Stephen Kite
Follow this Thread: a maze book to get lost in, by Henry Eliot
The Unpunished Vice: a life of reading, by Edmund White

Then I went and picked up two holds from the library . . .

helmikuu 18, 2022, 12:55 pm

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner - first book buy after eye surgery - had my short-sightedness and astigmatism corrected, eventually 😎

helmikuu 24, 2022, 3:08 pm

Jep, war is coming to Europe again and all I do is think about my little problems and go book shopping...
James Joyce: Ulysses;
Lewis Carroll: The complete Alice;
Courtney Peppernell: Pillow Thoughts III;
Tamara Ireland Stone: every last word.

helmikuu 28, 2022, 11:29 am

6> Had that bookstore closed and opened and closed in response to conditions, or has it been closed since 2020? If it's been closed all that time, the fact that it could reopen at all is remarkable.

8> I know. One of the women I work with is Ukranian. She says her family isn't near the borders, but I'm not sure how much that matters. I'm glad the election went the way it did in 2020. Otherwise we'd have a president who admires and envies Putin too much.

My last purchases for the month, both selected based solely on the covers (which indicate time period, at least) without reading the back. And both look like they were good choices:

* Black Cloud Rising by David Wright Falade (historical fiction -- this was misshelved, so I thought it was going to be historical mystery)
* Until We Meet by Camille Di Maio (historical fiction)

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 28, 2022, 12:43 pm

Went into a catalog return store and came away with The Mirror and the Light, My Bookstore, Weatherland, The American Lover, and Orchids on your Budget. All hard backs for $13.