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Books Brought Home March/April 2018

What Are You Reading Now?

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1seitherin
Mar 1, 7:54pm Top

Received an uncorrected proof of The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French for review.

2aussieh
Mar 2, 3:52am Top

Jigs & Reels by Joanne Harris a collection of interesting short stories.

The Empty Chair by Jeffrey Deaver

5mollygrace
Mar 6, 4:48pm Top

A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey

7ahef1963
Mar 8, 6:12pm Top

A trip to the Salvation Army Thrift Store ended up being a book-buying expedition; I bought five books in great condition for $ 4.00 (total).

Heart and Soul and The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens

8seitherin
Mar 8, 8:39pm Top

Received a review copy of The Affliction by Beth Gutcheon.

10PaperbackPirate
Mar 13, 2:05pm Top

From Amazon:
Dead Heat by William Murray
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
Granta 117: Horror

We went to Vegas for the weekend and I sought out a used bookstore, Amber Unicorn Books. Sci-Fi was 30% off so I got:
More Women of Wonder edited by Pamela Sargent
Gordath Wood by Patrice Sarath
The Food of the Gods by H. G. Wells
The Parasaurians by Robert Wells

And that really was the end of my spring break book spree, but I had 30 minutes before meeting a friend yesterday so I stopped at Half-Price Books and:
Rose Madder by Stephen King
Frida Kahlo Masterpieces of Art by Julian Beecraft
The Time Masters by Wilson Tucker

12JulieLill
Mar 13, 3:49pm Top

>9 seitherin: I really enjoyed that book.

13seitherin
Mar 14, 8:53am Top

>12 JulieLill: I'm looking forward to reading it. Sounds just my cup of tea.

16PaperbackPirate
Mar 21, 10:23am Top

I just found a good deal on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, probably since the movie is out, so it's on my pile now!

19mollygrace
Mar 22, 4:21pm Top

Arrived this week:

The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon
The Wanderers by Tim Pears

21seitherin
Edited: Mar 31, 2:50pm Top

Received a review copy of Jackson & Franklin by Shawn Sprague.

24seitherin
Apr 1, 8:19am Top

Received an uncorrected proof of Sophia of Silicon Valley by Anna Yen for review.

26lilisin
Apr 2, 2:29am Top

Ordered a series of nonfiction books about Japan/Korea. Some are more academic than I typically read but I'm looking forward to trying them out.

Yoshiaki Yoshimi: Comfort Women
C. Sarah Soh: The Comfort Women: Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan
Sayo Masuda: Autobiography of a Geisha
Ishikawa Tatsuzo: Soldiers Alive
Todd A. Henry: Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

28rolandperkins
Apr 3, 3:35pm Top

In the Shadow of Statues; a White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu (hard cover)
- - The "Statues" of the title are the controversial Confederate statues, some of which have lately been removed. Iʻm a "Yankee",* and an amateur histtorian; so what attracted me in the title was the phrase "confronts History". Also I generally like books by politicians, from whatever region or party. (Iʻm a lifelong Democrat). Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, is a better than average writer. His father, Moon Landrieu was one of the most
important Southern politicians of the 2nd half of the 20th Century.

The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare# (pb, the Folger Edition.)
I tried to read this some years ago -- a library copy-- and didnʻt get very far with it. Iʻll try it again, this time in an owned copy.
Iʻm very interested in the ups and downs of language usage, and one thing that interested me about Henry VIII was that it is said to be the only place in "Shakespeare" where the possessive pronoun "its"** is used.

Sleight of Hand by the late Kate
Wilhelm. R I P.

The average price of these 3 was about $11.oo; of course the hardcover Landrieu made up the bulk of the ca. $33.00 that I paid.

*Well, in the strict sense of the word "Yankee", Iʻm half Yankee and half Irish.

# Or, as my wife, leialoha, would say "by Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford.

** the usual Shakespearian word is "his", making a neuter possessive masculine.

29aussieh
Apr 9, 6:04pm Top

Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead this writer is new to me and with the great praise for this prize winning novel I shall follow up on more of his writings.

30whymaggiemay
Apr 10, 2:58pm Top

>29 aussieh: I really liked that book when I read it years ago. It does, however, have one of the toughest battle scene depicted in it. Nearly visceral.

31mollygrace
Apr 10, 5:09pm Top

32aussieh
Edited: Apr 10, 6:49pm Top

>30 whymaggiemay:
I am hooked already, not far in and really enjoying.

34PaperbackPirate
Apr 14, 10:08pm Top

Today I made a trip to my local independent bookstore for:

The Gunslinger by Stephen King, for a Litsy readalong

and

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, for my book club

36whymaggiemay
Apr 16, 3:20pm Top

Brought home from the library:

The Woman in the Water

Ordered for the Kindle:

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson (LT shows the wrong work for this one)
The Poet's Dog

38PaperbackPirate
Apr 22, 11:58am Top

On Friday I went with a friend to meet Christopher Moore, pick up Noir, and have it signed by him! Lots of laughs!

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