Book buying, Thoughts and other Miscellany

New Arrivals – February thus far

And while I've been away I've still been acquiring!

Sometimes this happens:

IMG_0383 My postman still doesn't understand how one person, who clearly goes out to work rather than staying at home to read, can receive so many books.









Inside those parcels were:

IMG_0384 Jo Bannister's Flawed and The Depths of Solitude

Sallie Bissell – A Darker Justice

John Baker – Death Minus Zero

John Lescroart – The Mercy Rule

 - all new crime/thriller writers for me.

Elizabeth Redfern's The Music of the Spheres

Jodi Picoult's Vanishing Acts – which I have actually read before but didn't remember the title, so I accidentally re-requested it. Ah well I shall enjoy reading it and then pass it on.



Then I went back to Notting Hill (after previous adventures there, episode 1 and episode 2) with my father and sister and acquired:

IMG_0388Lindsey Davis – Poseidon's Gold – looked like good fun

Salman Rushie – Midnight's Children – Booker winner, why not?

Rose Tremain – The Colour – why not? I've seen Trespass raved about everywhere.

DBC Pierre – Vernon God Little – Booker winner, why not?

Penelope Lively – Passing On – I loved Moon Tiger, so will be looking out for more Livelys around the shops.

IMG_0389 Ian McEwan – The Innocent – having loved Atonement and enjoyed On Chesil Beach and Solar, this has good chances.

Anita Shreve – Strange Fits of Passion – surely this completes my collection of her works? There can't be more out there.

Penelope Lively – Moon Tiger – I gave my copy to my father after raving about it, and decided I needed my own to keep.

Jane Rogers – Her Living Image – the author, by coincidence, has the same name as someone very dear to me and I will be posting her the book after I've read it. It looks like a good read too.

Jose Carlos Somoza – The Athenian Murders – the title says it all, really.

IMG_0387 Robert Harris – The Ghost – I failed to see this in the cinema and am really looking forward to the book.

Sebastian Faulks – A Week in December – I haven't read any Faulks before but I thought starting with one set in London during the financial crisis seemed like a nice familiar place to start.

Kate Atkinson – Case Histories (this actually came from Foyles, the beautiful, large, staffed-by-knowledge-people bookshop on Charing Cross Road) – I loved When Will There Be Good News and jumped at the chance to pick up another of hers.

Ali Shaw – The Girl With The Glass Feet – I've seen this positively reviewed in a few places and had to return my copy to the library without actually opening it, so a copy of my own was just the ticket.

Walter Kirn – Up in the Air – Enjoyed the film (although how anyone got nominated for any Oscars for it is beyond me), thought I should read the book.

(those last two actually came from Bookmooch and clearly just ended up in the wrong photo!) 

Enough to keep me busy for a while!



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