Book buying, Thoughts and other Miscellany

New Arrivals – back to the library

It's been a while since I have taken advantage of the fact that I live very near a large public library with remarkably civilised opening hours. On a search for Emma Donoghue's Room and David Nicholls' One Day, both of which I had sampled on the Kindle for iPhone and desperately want to read, I went in. This is what I came out with (as always, pictures are clickable to big zoomed in pictures in iPhone quality):

IMG_0415 Jo Nesbø – The Devil's Star – I have read many good things about Nesbø and I own The Snowman, so I thought I should get this one under my belt first.

Joyce Carol Oates – Little Bird of Heaven – Oates has been in the press recently for her memoir of grief and I'd never heard of her before that, so I'll give her a go.

Audrey Niffenegger – Her Fearful Symmetry – Hype. Must Read.

David Nicholls – Starter for Ten – Couldn't have One Day, had to have something else instead. Had seen funny movie with James McAvoy* and knew this would be funny. My cousin (who blogs about fashion and life in London here) borrowed it and was laughing out loud within a few pages. It must be funny.

David Mitchell – The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – hype again. Also, pretty cover. Very pretty cover.

Hilary Mantel – Wolf Hall – ditto.

* – could someone please find a film in which James McAvoy keeps his lovely lovely Scottish accent and recommend it to me? 

I also discovered that the HMV across from Bond St tube station is closing down and is therefore flogging off stock. 3 Glee CDs (don't judge me, people…) and 3 books later:

IMG_0416 Alice Walker – The Colour Purple – again, I've seen this around the place. At £3, how was I supposed to resist?

Philip K. Dick – Minority Report – iconic sci-fi which I should read.

And my husband has thieved the third book I bought, Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon.



So that's all that's new at Maison RFBT!



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