What did YOU buy today? July 2022

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What did YOU buy today? July 2022

heinäkuu 9, 2022, 12:03 pm

Anybody bought anything in July, yet?
I haven't - no books so far - trying to finally read some from my shelves first. :P

heinäkuu 14, 2022, 3:57 am

Yesterday I couldn't resist anymore and bought:
Drachen (= dragons, an illustrated bestiary) by Johan Egerkrans, whose work I admire,
Sweet hereafter by Banana Yoshimoto,
The dangers of smoking in bed by Mariana Enriquez,
All the lovers in the night by Mieko Kawakami.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 16, 2022, 10:33 am

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 14, 2022, 11:09 am

Wow: ZERO books bought this month, but 4 ARCs brought home. All forthcoming books have a 9/22 pub date.

One work of nonfiction: The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II by Buzz Bissinger.

The rest are novels except for one short story collection:
* The Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards (historical fiction)
* Bindle Punk Bruja by Desideria Mesa (historical fantasy)
* Marple: Twelve New Mysteries by various authors for the estate of Agatha Christie

heinäkuu 17, 2022, 10:03 pm

I was in Washington, D.C. earlier this month to see an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art.

I bought the catalog: The woman in white : Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler, as well as another book at the NGA, Kimono couture : the beauty of Chiso

I also stopped at a used bookstore and bought two other books:
Sherbourne Street, a novel by John Cornish, and Donald Keene's memoir, Chronicles of my life : an American in the heart of Japan

Tomorrow, I expect I will acquire more books, as a couple of boxes have arrived from my sisters in anticipation of my birthday. Knowing them, one or both will contain a book or books.

Muokkaaja: heinäkuu 24, 2022, 10:29 am

>6 lilithcat: You're lucky: ever since I started working at a bookstore, people stopped giving me books as gifts. I think since '95 I've received 2 books total.

One multi-generational novel ARC, with a 6/22 pub date: The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford.

heinäkuu 30, 2022, 7:54 pm

>8 lilithcat: HAUL is right. Some of those look terribly yummy. I think I have the Eric Sloane, or another by him.

I am finishing the month with an actual purchase of two books:
* The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander (contemporary fiction)
* Bookish People by Susan Coll (also contemporary fiction)