Top to bottom:
- Lonely Planet Kyoto City Guide - from Borders (husband's purchase, but it was sitting on the pile so you get to see it)
- Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder - YA purchased at Borders
- Don't Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford - Borders purchase
- The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murikami - Another from Borders
- Heist Society by Ally Carter - If only we'd supported Borders so well, a few months back
- Flirting with Faith by Joan Dale - from Paperback Swap
- The Wild Life of Our Bodies by Rob Dunn - from HarperCollins for review
- The Lantern by Deborah Lawson - from HarperCollins for review
- Shadows of Childhood by Elizabeth Gille - from Paperback Swap
- Lives by Lucas Hunt - purchase via Amazon Marketplace (Lucas is a poet recommended by Simon Van Booy -- and apparently they're very close friends)
- A Public Space - a literary periodical with kind of a hodgepodge of literary entries; from Borders
- The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister by Lodding and Beaky - surprise from Flashlight Press
And, another pile . . .
Top to bottom:
- Utterly Charming by Kristine Grayson - from Sourcebooks for review
- Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen - from Sourcebooks for review (the one from Sourcebooks that excites me the most -- love Shana Galen's books!)
- To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell - from Sourcebooks for review (my favorite British romantic romp author)
- Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard - a Facebook contest win from The British Babes Book Brigade
- Hunting Unicorns by Bella Pollen - from Paperback Swap
- Sophie and the Rising Sun by Augusta Trobaugh - from Paperback Swap
- Six Modern Plagues by Mark Jerome Walters - from Paperback Swap
- The Taste of Salt by Martha Southgate - surprise from Algonquin Books
- Maman's Homesick Pie by Donia Bijan - surprise from Algonquin Books
- What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murikami - Borders purchase
- Into the Forest by Jean Hegland - from Paperback Swap (recommended by a blogger, but I can't remember which one -- eeks!)
Columbia Poetry Review #24 - another periodical from Borders
Is that enough? I think so. But, I've probably missed a book or two. I'm working on starting to purge from a bookshelf that hasn't been touched in a while, today, so hopefully I can offset the influx. Also, thanks be to God Almighty for Paperback Swap, through which I've passed on a lot of books I've finished, recently. Anybody want a book? Just drop by Mississippi. I have plenty to spare.
In other news (the blogging change bit):
Since my life will continue to be hectic, if not ridiculous, until at least mid-September, I am considering going to weekly posts -- you know, just a review of what I've read and/or what's in progress? The only other post easy enough to keep up with regularly is Fiona Friday (all they have to do is say "cheese" or, you know, look cute). I realize several finished books have been awaiting review for quite a while and they may sadly all end up shortchanged in such a post. But, I just don't have the time to sit at the computer, right now.
I actually have finished reading two books!!! They're not even in my sidebar. I guess I'll load images when I have a spare moment. Both were Borders purchases shown in the piles above: InsideOut by Maria V. Snyder (my first by this author, although my son is a fan of Snyder) and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murikami. I'm on the verge of completing Pillow Talk by Freya North. So, at least my reading slump seems to be over, for the moment. I wouldn't bank on that continuing, given what's going on in my life.
Many thanks for the supportive comments some of you have left. :)
What do you think about just asking me questions about the books I've recently read? As long as there are no spoilers involved, that might be an easy way to chat a little about finished books.