Books and bookish paraphernalia that we have recently acquired!
- The Snow Ghosts by Beryl Netherclift, an impulse buy (I’d never heard of it) at a used book sale.
- 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.
- Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
- The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
- The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
- Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach
- Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
- Gray Mountain by John Grisham
- 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…..
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Look – Solmaz Sharif
Poetry that I’m looking forward to.
- May Day – Gretchen Croquette
- Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
Another one I can’t wait to read.
- 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…
- 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!
- 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*
- 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!
- 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:
- 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.
- If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo: Definitely will be talking about this one on here.
- 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.
- Hawkeye (Vol. 4): Rio Bravo: The 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 …
- 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.