What did YOU buy today? January 2023

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What did YOU buy today? January 2023

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 10, 2:50 pm

Stumbled across it online & had to buy it: Civilizations: A Novel by Laurent Binet. Counterfactual historical fiction.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 25, 6:06 pm

This message was about an ARC that I gave to another bookseller.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 17, 1:16 pm

Ooh, yummy! Found a new ARC in the breakroom when I went to lunch today. Dan Jones is known for his history books, but this is historical fiction about Crécy, coming out in February: Essex Dogs.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 17, 7:11 pm

From a library sale The Drammapada, The Book of Me, and Liar’s Dictionary.

tammikuu 21, 3:18 pm

I don't keep track of my random book buys anymore, but today was my first major spree of the year, so... :')
Bought some wall calendars (for half of the original price) and the following books:
Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto
2 short story collections by Edgar Allan Poe
Severance by Ling Ma
Daddy by Emma Cline

>2 ReneeMarie: I'd gladly take the ARC if you don't want to keep it, Renee Marie! :D

tammikuu 23, 8:48 am

>5 Yuki-Onna: Very kind of you to offer :-) -- but if I don't keep it I'll be handing it to fellow bookseller & friend Allison, who has a somewhat terrifying love of horror. She's the one who told me about the WRENs book I bought when it came in. We also got another horror ARC in recently that I set aside for her while she's out on medical.

tammikuu 25, 6:14 pm

I grabbed two young reader/middle grade ARCs today. Most of my fellow booksellers don't read children's books.

They are:
* What Goes Up by Wen Jane Baragrey (not sure why they sent this to us free, since it was a 2018 publication, unless the author has a new bk coming)
* Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind by Misa Sugiura (pub 4/23; Japanese mythology fantasy, the book looks a lot like the ones published as "Rick Riordan Presents")

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 27, 5:25 pm

From another FOTL sale Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath and Simple Kabbalah.

ETA - that was yesterday. Today trotted to Goodwill to donate speakers and came back with some gooodies: Sticky Fingers, Cross Creek, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Misadventure in the Middle East, and The Three Pillars of Zen 25th Anniversary Edition. People must have cleaned off their book shelves over the holidays.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 27, 7:43 pm

Dang. I was shelving books this week (unusual, usually it's music, movies, & magazines) & I just bought 2 (w/3 more on hold under consideration) & ordered two, one of which gets published in April.

What I bought:
* The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck (written during WWII about Norway's resistance)
* The Book Spy by Alan Hlad (historical fiction; the only real review I could find dinged him a bit on his writing, but I couldn't resist the topic of librarians in WWII. I think The Librarian Spy covers the same ground & got there first, but I haven't read my copy yet.)