Any good books new to you and recently added to the pile in your possession? Lookie at what I’ve got!
I’m a winner-chicken-dinner and I’m over the top excited to say I won Pride & Prejudice AND ZOMBIES!!! by Seth Grahame-Smith. Thank you to Ceclia Bedelia over at her blog of adventures and her sister, too, who crafted an adorable book mark. It’s a good thing I begged Stephanie to let me sign up late for her Everything Austen Challenge (not really — she offered; she tells me I’m the 200th person to participate) and I also must give a shout out to my friend Joanne over at Book Zombie – anything with zombies reminds me of this awesome blogger.
I was given three books by my impressive friend KB (I’m trying to get her to start a book blog…) and although I have only read two (and yet to rate any higher than 3 pie slices – which isn’t bad but won’t make my best of list at the end of the year) the third one is pulling strong: Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan. I’m on page 100 or so.
and then, last week, I finally made myself go to the library! and I checked out one book for the World Citizen Challenge: My Father’s Paradise by Ariel Sabar, and two books for last month’s latest Book Menage at Citizen Reader’s – my vote for best nonfiction blog in the BBAW’s and I’m hoping CR will be a finalist: Book Blogger Appreciation Week is in September! The Menage featured Population: 485 by Michael Perry and The Father of All Things by Tom Bissell. This last I’m listening to the audio, a new experience for me and so this will make an excellent future post. It also qualifies as a World Cit book since half of it is a travelogue through Vietnam.
Today, I was back at the library for my Tuesday Trig Tutoring and decided to glance at the sales carts wondering if a book might jump out and beg me to take it home. Oh, me of little faith. I should have known better… I came home with The History of Love ($2) by Nicole Krause, A Reliable Wife ($3)by Robert Goolrick (please somebody tell me this is because I’ve been reading good reviews?!), Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder (I’m beginning to collect Kidder books) and paperback version of Population: 485!!! So expect a review soon with grand announcement of a ‘do you want this?’ offering.
I took this photo on my laptop and I don’t know how to flip it so it’s not a mirror of me that you can actually read the titles… oh well! A bit too much light, too.