What did YOU buy today? April 2023

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What did YOU buy today? April 2023

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 14, 5:40 pm

One new historical fiction ARC: The Paris Daughter by Kristin Harmel (pub 6/23).

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 11, 10:11 am

Since Bookmooch has tanked I’ve decided it’s cheaper to buy what I’m looking for discount book dealers on line. So started slowly whittling down my want list. This week I landed:
The Singing Neanderthals
The Book of Jade
Read My Pins
Careless People
Brave Men

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 11, 6:05 pm

>2 varielle: Ooh! I already have The Singing Neanderthals and the writings of Ernie Pyle on my "read someday" list.

huhtikuu 12, 7:42 pm

>3 ReneeMarie: The Brave Men was in excellent shape though without a dust jacket. First edition from 1944 and marked with the wartime restrictions for paper conservation. I was thrilled. WWII is my thing.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 12, 10:24 pm

>4 varielle: Have you read She Goes To War by Edith Pargeter (aka Ellis Peters)? Really good. Published in 1942. And unlike any other WWII novel I've read.

Also just read Bob Hope's memoir I Never Left Home after coming across a radio broadcast about it online.

I LOVE old-time radio shows. And 1940s movies & cartoons. And novels written during the war.

huhtikuu 12, 10:48 pm

I have Read My Pins on my TBR list. I hope to read it someday.

huhtikuu 13, 10:00 am

>5 ReneeMarie: I will look into them.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 15, 3:13 pm

I've been a bit profligate: bought 2 books, both historical fiction.

* The Women of Troy by Pat Barker (have read her WWI trilogy and own the prior book, Silence of the Girls)
* The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare by Kimberly Brock (Roanoke Colony thru WWII)

huhtikuu 14, 11:26 am

Found and ordered The Dagger in the Desk on my kindle which is a freebie short story in the Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 14, 12:54 pm

I put Appetites: Why Women Want in a Little Free Library and traded for The Fran Lebowitz Reader.

huhtikuu 15, 3:21 pm

One of the receivers showed me a clutch of ARCs before anyone else had the chance to see them, & I grabbed The Glass Château by Stephen P. Kiernan (pub 6/23; historical fiction).

A book I pre-ordered also arrived: Who Cries for the Lost by C. S. Harris (historical mystery, and the only fiction I consistently buy in hardcover, even though I'm about 12 or so books behind).

huhtikuu 17, 2:45 pm

Back to my local thrift and bought two more books donated by the Marty Balin estate: The Grand Therese and Winter in Majorca.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 22, 10:22 am

Another receiver set aside an ARC for me: The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry. It's historical fiction due to be published in May.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 22, 10:57 pm

Free my Little Free Library: Consider the Lobster and Mind of the Raven.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 29, 4:02 pm

Bought 3, very impulsively.

I saw this fresh out of a box: The Midnight News by Jo Baker (hardcover, historical fiction).

And apparently I figured "in for a penny, in for a pound" and grabbed two paperbacks from a display of historical fiction on the way to the registers:
* The Last Hours in Paris by Ruth Druart
* The Day the Germans Came by Ella Gyland

toukokuu 1, 11:44 pm

>Loved this book.