Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Acquisitions

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Books and bookish paraphernalia that we have recently acquired!


  1. The Snow Ghosts by Beryl Netherclift, an impulse buy (I’d never heard of it) at a used book sale.
  2. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.



So….my library had a massive sidewalk book sale recently…..yeah…..what can I say, $0.50 fiction and $2.00 nonfiction! I always tell myself that buying second hand books is my way of helping the Earth by saving pre-loved books from the landfill. As if I really needed any encouragement to buy books….

 Here are a few of the books I picked up.

  1. Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
  2. The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
  3. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
  4. Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach
  5. Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
  6. Gray Mountain by John Grisham
  7. Apollo 13 by James Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger

I can’t wait to get started on these novels, a little bit of everything to keep me entertained on the two hours I spent on the bus each day…..



  1. City of Bones – Martha Wells
    I adore Martha Wells though I admit I’m selective about the books I read from her. Anyway, she always has amazing WOC protagonists and the romance is awesome in a very un-mushy way. This is the first one in what I hope will become my extensive Martha Wells collection.
  2. A Curious Beginning – Deanna Raybourn
    This is the mystery of manners that set off my obsession with historical mysteries featuring intrepid heroines of suspect motivations. This one subverts gender stereotypes, has a deliciously wicked heroine, a rather straitlaced hero, and smart writing. I enjoyed this one and I can’t wait to read it again so I can enjoy it some more.
  3. Culture & Imperialism – Edward W. Said
    I have been meaning to read some Said ever since I read some of his theory for a post-colonial lit class and well, no time like the present, right? I actually really love reading theory, weird as it may seem. It takes me a while to make sense of it but when I do, I feel so accomplished. Hah.
  4. So Much for that Winter – Dorthe Nors
    All I know is, it’s translated fiction and you’ll be a seeing a review of it here soon.
  5. Look – Solmaz Sharif
    Poetry that I’m looking forward to.
  6. May Day – Gretchen Croquette
    More poetry.
  7. Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Another one I can’t wait to read.


  1. Tote bags! Why do I keep buying bookish tote bags? I got a Harry Potter one and also a Game of Thrones one that may be a gift…
  2. I’ve been collecting graphic novels lately, I picked up 1-6 Bone which is a middle grade series that I haven’t read fully. I also have a bunch of Walking Dead now and a couple of Sandman!
  3. Baby board books. Always, lol. I have some new (used) Spot books (by Eric Hill, those wonderful lift-the-flap books), I got a nice one about colours and objects that are those colours. It just delights me when Abigail can point out a blueberry when I ask *proud mom moment*
  4. I did buy that Wild Robot, book and I read it too, but I have yet to write a review … :P I’ll get to it!
  5. A couple of books for review from Second Story press … I just finished Freedom’s Just Another Word by Caroline Stellings and was blown away–REALLY good!  The review will be in Booknews in September.


My bookish acquisitions have been mostly … books:

  1. Don’t Let Him Know by Sandip Roy: Because I went to this LGBTQ+ panel that was part of the Indian Summer festivities, heard Roy speak, and decided to get this one for my own.
  2. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo: Definitely will be talking about this one on here.
  3. Ms. Marvel (Vol. 5): Super Famous: I love this one so freaking much, my heart may explode from its inability to hold that much affection.
  4. Hawkeye (Vol. 4): Rio BravoThe last Hawkeye story from Matt Fraction and David Aja, this is probably where I stop reading/collecting Hawkeye–which is why I am putting off reading this one …
  5. Runaways (Vol. 1-4)Because of Yuriy’s review and because he offered to lend them to me. (He did.) I’ve only read the first few pages of volume one, but I love it. As expected.

6 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Acquisitions

  1. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on “If I Was Your Girl”, Yash, I’ve been meaning to pick that one up but haven’t got around to it yet. And Steph, I am such a sucker for tote bags, it’s not even funny….

  2. I’ve been seeing Don’t Let Him Know in bookstores for way too long, but somehow I never manage to get it, even though it sounds extremely good and interesting. Looking forward to your thoughts on that book!

    • Not sure if I can review it here, since we mostly talk about Children’s Lit, but if I do write about it on Book Riot I will post the link here. :)

      • Butting in to say you can totally review it here except probably with a #GrownUpReads tag which is what I’m doing for the host of adult books I am going to review here.

        • Ha. I know, but I enjoy treating what I write here as kidlit/crossover. The compartmentalizing helps me. Book Riot is my “everything else” avenue, which is also nice because I have something new/different to offer at every platform I write for, you know?

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