Books Brough Home - Feb. 2012
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My weekend gathering .....
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
The Heart of the Family by Elizabeth Goudge
The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham
The Habit of Loving Doris Lessing (short stories)
The Story of a Non-Marrying Man and other stories by Doris Lessing
If I Loved You I Would Tell You This by Robin Black (short stories) from the library. This one I know will be very special.
Wicked Beyond Belief and Somebody's Husband, Someone's Son - both non-fiction books on the Yorkshire Ripper, which I am researching for a new novel.
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The BF and I went on a day trip today and met up with a university friend of ours for lunch and a bit of shopping. Naturally this included what I called a "bookstore crawl"...
At the first store, I finally managed to get a movie tie-in edition of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which I've read a couple of times and like, and I LOVE the cover.
At the second store, I completed my Martin Beck collection with The Man on the Balcony and picked up the first book in David Downing's John Russell series, Zoo Station (the library doesn't have it for some reason).
At the third store, I ended up taking advantage of the "buy 2, get 1 free" deal twice, picking up six books:
- XPD, by Len Deighton (really into the WW2 stuff these days)
- The Human Factor, by Graham Greene (they had a good selection but this was the most interesting-sounding one. Also it was a Penguin edition with the orange spine, which I like)
- Poor Caroline, by Winifred Holtby (I liked South Riding so thought I'd pick this up. A VMC edition)
- In Spite of Thunder, by John Dickson Carr (this one doesn't really count toward my personal total because I bought it for a friend who collects "Carrsteries")
- By the Way, by Gordon Pinsent (his autobiography... hahaha the first suggested touchstone was the Red Hot Chili Peppers)
- The Face is Familiar, by Ogden Nash (Grandpa has a copy of this but mine is in better condition)
And I may have gone to the library yesterday as well :P No shortage of entertainment, that's for sure.
Books arriving this week:
Three by Graham Greene:
The Heart of the Matter
The End of the Affair
The Quiet American
The Man Within My Head - Pico Iyer's book about his fascination with the life and work of Graham Greene
Latecomers by Anita Brookner
Against a Darkening Sky by Janet Lewis
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larson
By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham
Flesh and Blood by Michael Cunningham
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner
For my granddaughter, I found....
Ted and Friends by P. Roxbee Cox
Miss Marbles's Marvelous Makeover by Sheila Walsh
Brainy Baby: My Right Brain Book by Edith Reynolds
Curious George Takes A Ride by H. A. Rey
Franklin's Friendship Treasury by Paulette Bourgeois
Tom Mouse by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Wishing Bone by Stephen Mitchell
Fisher-Price Phonics Storybooks: A Pal for Pat by Fisher-Price
And to share with my Granddaughter...
Cooking with Mickey & Friends by Pat Baird
Then for myself....
Simple But Perfect Salads by Beverly Le Blanc
Creating a Traditional Christmas
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis
Not a bad haul! :)
Yes, Curious George is hard to find, but not impossible. :) When my son was young, he loved watching Curious George on TV, so it's a given that when I find the books, I'm going to get them for his daughter. :)
I found some Curious George books in Spanish for my daughter's Spanish 1 classroom. She said the kids loved them.
From the library:
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander
The One from the Other by Philip Kerr
I love Philip Kerr's Berlin Noir series, and I also really enjoy Neil Gaiman, especially Neverwhere (for a real treat, listen to him read it on the audio version). Never read any Nathan Englander.
Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks and his brother Micah Sparks
Dissecting Death by Frederick Zugibe
Learning to Breathe by Andy Cave
Raising A Thinking Child by Myrna B. Shure
Singing at the Top of Our Lungs by Claudia Bepko
Nice haul! :) Question now is....when am I going to find time to read them!
#26..I know how you feel, for me it seems to be an addiction, and an enjoyable one!!
The post office has been busy this week.
Some hardcover replacements for old paperbacks:
The Chequer Board by Nevil Shute
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright
Return to Gone-Away by Elizabeth Enright
The Family Vault by Charlotte MacLeod
Read before, and delighted to find my own copy:
The Lights of London by Lucilla Andrews
Not yet read:
Giles: 46th by Giles
The Grub-and-Stakers Pinch a Poke by Alisa Craig
The Acorn People by Ron Jones
Going to Town: Architectural Walking Tours in Southern Ontario by Katherine Ashenburg
The Lady or the Tiger? by Raymond M. Smullyan
I don't know if I should thank you or yell at you:) I'll go with thanks--but if my DH strolls by I'll swear it was all your fault:)
I just checked out the awesomebooks site and they had needed copies for several series that I had been looking for. Wow-- I had to use a lot of restraint!!
You're welcome. I find they have a huge selection, and the lowest prices for used books I've found online, when you factor in the free shipping. And their service seems to be good, too. The only quibble I have is that their definition of "Used - Good" is very broad, especially with older paperbacks.
From Amazon The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington, oh what a great cover!!!
Fuzzi, yes, it was VERY cheap! Compared to other english pocket books at least! I don't know when I'll read it (I have some books in front of it in my TBR pile), but the story seems nice so I brought it home!
I'll see if I can find Exile's Gate too! I didn't know there was a fourth book!
abebooks.com has a copy for only $3.95 with s/h, and it's in good condition:
For those who worry that they have too many books, or that the tbr pile is too high . . . you may find some solace at this link. And if you haven't already discovered Book Haven, you might want to explore -- of course, you'll end up wanting to buy more books, but you were going to do that anyway, weren't you?
#38 mollygrace, Thank you for the site, I have it in my Favourites and shall read at my leisure.
I recall a book that I once read where the woman was not concerned about night time burglary as the floors of her main rooms were piled high with her books, it was one big booby trap!!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading that blog, molly. Thank you for sharing it.
#39.....Now feel totally safe.....I like the book booby trap concept!
Arrived from Amazon yesterday: Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter
#46 hemlokgang - The Orchard: A Memoir is a special favorite of mine. I hope you like it. I'm a big fan of Toibin, too. I read the other day that he has a new book coming out later this year, a work of nonfiction about writers and their families:
Finally managed to get out to one of the library's monthly book sales (they used to have one big annual sale, but this year they're doing several smaller sales). The haul:
The Princes of Ireland, by Edward Rutherfurd: borrowed from a co-worker but wanted my own copy. And now I own all of Rutherfurd's books!
The Four False Weapons, by John Dickson Carr: my Carrstery-collecting friend who was with me already has this one, so I kept it for myself.
Athabasca, by Alistair MacLean: even if it wasn't by MacLean I would have picked it up anyway -- I'm a sucker for older thrillers set in Canada.
Oh Canada! Oh Quebec!: Requiem for a Divided Country, by Mordecai Richler: probably dated a bit but I do like Mordecai's work.
Meanwhile my friend managed to pick up the entire Karla trilogy by John le Carré (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy, Smiley's People) in varying editions, meaning now she doesn't have to borrow my copies!
#49 I love In Country - one of my favorites. And they actually managed to make a good movie out of it, too. I hope you enjoy reading this, hazeljune.
For the Kindle, one of three books being read for One Book, One San Diego:
Sky of Poppies
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